The South African Institute of Security (SAIS) was established in Johannesburg in 1978 – and was responsible for drawing up the original training standards for the security industry.
Today, it has a membership of 153, of which 18 are fellows.
The South African Institute of Security is committed to heightening and maintaining the level of excellence and professional competence of security practitioners, through:
skills development training (Sector Safety and Security Training and Education Authority), diplomas/degrees through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and bursary schemes;
implementing our Code of Ethics;
encouraging the advancement of technology;
enhancing the credibility, reputation and ethos of our membership by upholding high standards of qualification and enrolment;
providing a career structure for the security industry through recognition of professional examinations for the levels of Graduate, Member and Fellow;
liasing with business, industry, commerce, government departments, public bodies, professions, academic institutions and other associations;
printing and distributing books, pamphlets, papers and articles of the activities of the Institute and security profession;
inspiring trust among the public at large by raising issues that focus on their needs for safety and security;