About Saint


SAINT is the South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing formed in 1968 and made up of persons involved in Non-destructive Testing (NDT) in South Africa and neighbouring countries. It is governed by its constitution and an annually elected COUNCIL where “all members” are volunteers. SAINT is registered with SARS as a Non Profit Organization.


  • To Protect
    • To advance the use of NDT professionals and the need thereof relating to safety of the public, employees and components to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with the OSH Act and Mines Health and Safety act.
    • To endorse and enhance work place safety in accordance with the OSH Act and Mines Health and Safety act by incorporating non-destructive testing within a documented manufacturing, assembly and in-service-inspection / maintenance program.
    • To promote the protection of the public and end-users by professional bodies from malpractice.
  • To Maintain
    • To develop, establish, facilitate, manage and promote the NDT profession within the South African industry.
    • To promote public and end-user understanding and trust in the NDT professions which includes service providers, qualification and certification facilitators, moderators and evaluators; and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
    • To promote the necessity and obligation of non-destructive testing within the manufacture, assembly, engineering and maintenance environment to ensure as designed operation of plant.
    • Encourage international leading practice and the raising of esteem for all professions in South Africa
    • Facilitate access to and analysis of data related to NDT professions
    • Support the development of a national career advice system through recognised certification bodies and training authorities.
  • To Advance
    • To devise, inform, monitor and continually update the benchmark standards of competence, both academic and practical, required in the practice of the NDT profession.
    • Encourage and facilitate the development and implementation of continuing professional development through recognised certification bodies, authorised qualification bodies and approved training organisation as well as in-service training and experience programs documented in the company quality manual and managed by recognised and appointed NDT Level 3 individuals.
    • To encourage social responsibility and accountability within the NDT profession through a code of ethics
    • To promote the status of NDT professionals by professional registration and to enhance the pride of all involved in the NDT industry.