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Raising the level of excellence in the security industry

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.

Membership Benefits
We encourage role players and stake holders to join the Institute and enjoy the benefits of membership:

  • Independent and objective evaluation of your status as a security professional according to the membership grades of the Institute.
  • A variety of networking opportunities within the Private Security Industry through: regular lunch seminars with high profile speakers, annual dinner, annual golf day, annual bowls day and topical workshops.
  • Regular communication with members regarding training, education and development, and other issues that affect  the security industry.
  • Being a member of a professional body within the security industry.
  • Access to the latest information regarding security training, education and development in South Africa and internationally.


In the news

24 - 26 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, JHB. Click here for more info.

Please note that the contact number for South African Institute of Security is: +27 (0)11 455-3157. The 0861 number is no longer in use.
25 years of exceptional service from Rosemary Cowan
At the AGM on Friday 21 August, our Administrator, Rosemary Cowan, received her long service award.

Golf DaySAIS charity Golf Day a huge success
The SAIS charity Golf Day was a beautiful and successful day - thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated.

Click here
to view photos from the day.

Breakfast Seminar with Dr Gavriel Schneider
A must for all safety and security managers, line managers and executives.
White Collar Crime

Click here for more information and to order your copy.
New Members
Welcome to a growing list of new and returning members


Crime Stats

Click logo above to visit for all the latest statistics by area.