The Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) registered as a non-profit organization (2001/010708/08) was formed in 1997, then known as the Southern African Maintenance Association (SAMA). The purpose was and still is to promote the interests of asset management and maintenance as a whole, as well as to uplift the asset management and maintenance practitioners in Southern Africa.

SAAMA Constitution
We aim to elevate the status of maintenance and asset management practitioners by raising the professional standard in the industry. We do this by promoting Asset Management as a key contributor to long-term business success by:
  • Contributing to the continued development of standards and practices
  • Establishing, maintaining and improving common standards
  • Encouraging the interchange of information, ideas and knowledge
  • Stimulating and promoting education, training and original research
  • Building synergistic rapport between companies and industries
  • Creating liaison with similar associations local and internationally