Who We Are

The only Southern African Professional organisation for the registration grading and continual professional development of Quality, Sustainability and Risk Practitioners.

SASQ provides a platform for upgrading of skills and knowledge of Professional Practitioners in all of the fields mentioned

SASQ Timeline

The Southern African Society for Quality (SASQ) as it is known today has a rich history of origination, changes and development.

A concise summary of the society’s advent is as follows.

1976
Starting
The South African Society for Quality Control (SASQC) was established in 1976 by a group of quality professionals in Port Elizabeth (PE), to increase the awareness and importance of quality as a strategic survival tool for the South African Industries.
1976
1980
1980
In 1980, the SASQC emerged as a unified national society for all practitioners in the Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Management profession. This occurred by the amalgamation of the former SASQC which had been operating in the PE area, with the Quality Assurance Specialist Division of the SA Institute for Production Engineering. Both these entities had been operating as independent organisations for nearly ten years. During this period, the Society was a fully admitted member of the Associated Scientific and Technical Societies, with headquarters in Kelvin House Marshalltown, Johannesburg.
1980
1987
1987
This society evolved, by the advent of the ISO 9000 series for Quality Management Systems in 1987, to the South African Society for Quality (SASQ).
1987
1992
1992
SASQ was registered as a section 21 company in 1992 with the registration number 92/056622/08.
1992
2012
2012
In 2012 the society was renamed the Southern African Society for Quality (SASQ) with an extended geography target and scope incorporating Environmental, Health and Safety, and SHEQ practitioners.
2012
2020
2020
SASQ repositioned itself to serve the Quality industry. SASQ ensures that the Practitioners will serve Industry. The five focus areas being Practitioners, CPD Providers, Stakeholder Engagement, Services to Companies and introducing SASQ Award for Service Excellence to Organisations
2020

Moving forward

It is proposed that SASQ become an umbrella organisation overseeing various product lines with one goal in mind – Making Quality a priority

Discussions on SASQ’s performance as a professional body overseeing the “quality industry” has identified the need to refocus the core business of the organisation with an emphasis on actually creating an industry that currently does not exist.