Southern African Institute of Tribology

At the Southern African Institute of Tribology (SAIT), we’re not just a membership organization; we’re a gateway to a world of endless possibilities. Join us and immerse yourself in a vibrant community where knowledge reigns supreme and connections flourish.

Experience the thrill of expanding your expertise in all facets of tribology through our dynamic platform. Engage in stimulating discussions, connect with like-minded professionals from around the globe, and stay abreast of the latest technical advancements.

But that’s not all – with SAIT, the benefits extend far beyond the virtual realm. Harness the transformative power of tribology to revolutionize production processes, slash maintenance costs, minimize downtime, enhance safety standards, and optimize energy consumption.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to elevate your career, empower your company, and shape the future of tribology. Join SAIT today and embark on a journey towards unparalleled success!”


Empowering Excellence: Our Mission at SAIT

At the Southern African Institute of Tribology , we’re on a mission to revolutionize the industry by promoting knowledge and skill transfer in friction and wear. Join us in our quest to achieve a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and unlock unparalleled success!

Connect Globally, Succeed Locally:

With SAIT membership, gain exclusive access to a vibrant network of tribologists from around the world. Forge invaluable connections, exchange ideas, and propel your career to new heights through professional networking opportunities.

Igniting Innovation: Leading the Way in Technology Transfer

At SAIT, we’re not just keeping up with the latest advancements – we’re driving them. Our commitment to technology transfer means we’re constantly pushing boundaries and facilitating the exchange of cutting-edge tribology solutions among industrial and professional groups.

Pioneering Progress: Fueling Research and Development

Join the crusade for progress with SAIT. Our unwavering dedication to promoting research and development in tribology across South Africa is shaping the future of the industry. Be part of the movement driving innovation and advancing the field to unprecedented heights.

Are you ready to be part of something extraordinary? Join SAIT today and be at the forefront of tribology excellence!

Unlock Exclusive Membership Benefits with SAIT!

Discover the advantages of joining SAIT – where expertise meets opportunity

As Doug Herschell, Past President of SAIT, attests: ‘SAIT offers tremendous benefits to its members.’ Here’s why you should become a member today:

Connect with Industry Specialists: Gain access to our extensive network of industry professionals, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Discounted Lubrication Engineering Courses: Enjoy discounted prices on all SAIT Lubrication Engineering courses, enhancing your skills and advancing your career.
STLE Affiliation: Benefit from our affiliation with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), expanding your professional connections and resources.
Exclusive Publications: Receive monthly digital copies of the STLE TLT and SA Mechanical Engineers magazine, keeping you informed on the latest industry trends and developments.
Stay Informed with SAIT: Access our monthly digital newsletter, packed with insightful articles, updates, and upcoming events.
Free Access to Technical Events: Attend SAIT’s technical meetings, webinars, editorials, and publications at no additional cost, staying ahead of the curve in your field.
Interactive Online Forum: Engage in discussions on technical topics with fellow members and industry specialists through our online chat forum, fostering collabortion and innovation.
Don’t miss out on these exceptional benefits! Join SAIT today and elevate your professional journey to new heights.

Supporting corporate members

The following are corporate members of the SAIT


The SAIT is fully committed to comply with PoPIA requirements.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is collected and used properly, lawfully and transparently.

We collect and process your personal information mainly to share information relating to tribology.

We will use your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and will be processed for that purpose only.


“Tribology is the unsung hero of technology, quietly revolutionizing the way the world moves, interacts, and evolves.”