About

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.

Global Certification Scheme (GCS)

The Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) is delighted to announce that, as a member of the global organisation World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM), it has participated in establishing a Global Certification Scheme (GCS), that will underpin the suite of designations for individuals engaged in the physical asset management  profession. In 2016, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised SAAMA as a professional body and approved the registration of a first professional designation in Asset Management (CSAM™). Read More...

Establishment of the RBI Technical committee

SAAMA has endorsed the establishment of the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Technical committee.  The aim of this committee is to guide and shape the RBI methodology in Southern Africa. Click here for more details as well as feedback on the first meeting that took place on 10 October 2018.

SAAMA Conference 2021

Professional Body Approval

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Board approved the recognition of SAAMA as a professional body for an initial period of five years starting in 2016.  It also approved the registration of the designation “Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management” (CSAM) to be awarded by SAAMA.  This is the first designation that will be developed and awarded, to be followed by further designations indicating different levels of proficiency in Asset Management.  For more information click here.

 

SAAMA Mentorship Programme

 - Lift as you Rise
In pursuance of reinforcing diversity and gender equity in Asset management while meeting our objective to professionalize and uplift the role of asset management and maintenance practitioners in Southern Africa, SAAMA is launching a mentorship programme - Lift as you Rise.  Read More...

SANS ISO 55001 accreditation scheme

On 18th October 2018, SANAS hosted the Pre-Working Group Meeting for the SANS ISO 55001 accreditation scheme at their offices in Equestria, Pretoria.  For more feedback on the Pre-Working Group Meeting, please click here.