We will be holding a seminar on Automotive Fuels – please send through abstracts / outlines of possible presentations




Automotive Fuels

10th November 2023

The SAIT held a hybrid seminar on “Automotive Fuels “, in Johannesburg

members can view teh presentation in the reference library under the members section

Technical meetings

SAIT | Exciting topics for 2024


A number of different training courses are provided, including:


  • 5 day Lubrication Engineering
  • 1 day introduction to Lubrication Engineering
  • 1 day introduction to Wear of Materials
  • CLS
  • in-house courses can also be offered


The SAIT offers four annual awards to deserving recipients

The Louw Alberts Award
This award of a floating trophy is presented, at the discretion of the SAIT Executive Committee, for an exceptional contribution towards tribology. It is not always awarded, but is dependent on the availability of a worthy recipient.
Precipitants (as a window)

Best Technical Achievement Award
This annual award consists of a trophy and prize cheque for the best technical achievement in the field of tribology. Entrants are required to submit a case study for consideration.
Best Technical Presentation
Awarded annually for the best technical presentation given at SAIT technical meetings, seminars and conferences.
SAIT Student Award
An annual competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students, for their research work and achievements in the field of tribology.

Register to attend for free


The 39th Annual General Meeting of the Southern African Institute of Tribology was held remotely on Wednesday 12 July 2023. 

The Presidents report was given by John Fitton and can be read here.

The 2023/2024 Executive Committee was announced, in alphabetical order:

David Beard
Dave Gamble
Henco Booysen

Jacques de Klerk
Jan-Daniel Cruywagen
John Fitton
Martin van Rooyen
Nico Burger
Patrick Swan

Portfolios will be allocated at the first meeting of the Committee in August.