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S.A Institute of Auctioneers
Professional Body

SAIA is the official and only Professional Body of
the Auction Industry in South Africa

Welcome to the SA Institute of Auctioneer's Professional Body website. Here you will find the information you require, as well as the expectations, guidelines, requirements and policies involved in become a legal and qualified Auctioneer. We are recognized through SAQA, and are proud to be the official professional body of the Auction Industry in South Africa.

SAIA is the National Association for Auctioneers, and the Stakeholders and Clients of the Auctioneering industry in South Africa.

A Professional Body is defined as:

  • Any statutory or non-statutory body that sets professional standards and registers individual expert practitioners in an occupational field;
  • A disciplined group of individuals who adhere to ethical standards;
  • A proclaimed authoritative and trustworthy corporations claiming exclusive rights to a profession.

  • Promote an understanding of the Profession
  • Promote Trust in the Profession
  • Promote Pride in the association
  • Setting Profession Standards for the Profession
  • “Guarantee” of competence of the duly designated members
  • Strong legislative and regulatory foundation that built “trust in the system”
  • Support and enforce the standardisation of best practice and compliance in the industry to ensure the protection of both the Professional and the public

SAIA received its recognition as a Professional Body in 2021.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF and the custodian of its values and quality character. The role of SAQA, as stipulated in the NQF Act, is to advance the objectives of the NQF, oversee the further development and implementation of the NQF, and co-ordinate the Sub-Frameworks. Visit SAQA for more information.


Dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of the professions through developing, supporting, regulating and promoting professional standards and ethical competence.


Controlling entry into the profession.
Specify ongoing requirements and expectations of the profession.
Provide and enforce clear codes of conduct and ethics to all members.


The Professional Body objective is to advance:
A particular profession;
The interest of individuals engaged in that profession;
The public interest in the profession

SAIA is the National Association for Auctioneers and the Stakeholders
and Clients of the Auctioneering Industry in South Africa.

SAIA was 'built by Auctioneers, for Auctioneers' and represents Corporate, Small Business and
Individual Auctioneers across a range of disciplines.

SAIA strives to establish a professional and ethical Auction Industry through proper education and support offered to its members.
They also has the publics' interest at heart, protecting them, and educating them about the Auctioneering industry and
the advantages of utilising it as an effective means to buy and sell goods and assets.

SAIA is responsible for building and maintaining good relationships with their stakeholders for the benefit of its members and the public.

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