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About SAQI

The South African Quality Institute (SAQI) offers services to corporate business and SMME’s ranging from membership benefits, including a monthly quality newsletter to specialised quality training and consulting on improvement programs.

SAQI is a Not for Profit Organisation (NPO) that was set up by the dti in 1993 as the National body for promoting quality in South Africa. In 2008 SAQI left the dti and moved to the CSIR as an unfunded organisation to enlarge its scope of promoting quality across most of sectors in South Africa to cover service organisations as well as industry. We have a broad range of membership including blue chip organisations, parastatals, government departments and SMME’s.

Our Products and Services:

SAQI offers normal annual membership on a sliding fee scale depending on the size of the organisation and we offer Platinum membership to those organisations deemed to be leaders in their field.

In line with the South African government’s program on “Skills for and through SIPS”, SAQI provides a comprehensive career path development program that covers all aspects of Quality from basic Quality Control and Quality Assurance up to Quality Management. We use facilitators from both the manufacturing and service industries who have acquired hands on experience and offer both public training courses and focused in house training to suit our client’s needs.

  • Introduction to Quality Control and Statistical Techniques
  • Statistical Process Control and problem solving
  • ISO 9001:2015 Requirements
  • Knowledge Management and documented information
  • Internal Auditing
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning and Advanced statistical techniques
  • Cost of Quality and improving your bottom line
  • Lean and 6 Sigma for manufacturing or service industries
  • Hoshin Kanri (Policy deployment)

Corporate Social Responsibility Involvement:

Since 2006 SAQI has been running its “Quality in schools” program. We have reached out to more than 10,000 schools and send out a quarterly Quality Education Newsletter (QEN) and have published a book “Making Quality Education Happen”. We offer a number of training courses for educators that earn CPD points from the South African Council of Educators (SACE) Details of the program can be found on our website.

Related Partners:

Ubuntu Business Advisory and Consulting (Pty) Ltd

SA Board For People Practices (SABPP)

Contact Details

Head office: CSIR, North Entrance, Meiring Naude Road, First floor building 4, Brummeria, Pretoria

Tel: +27 (0)12 349 5006
Fax: +27 (0)12 349 1232


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