The South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) was formed to advance and protect the arts and sciences of refrigeration, air conditioning and the allied arts and sciences. The association has centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal, regularly hosting various training courses and technical meetings (amongst others) to advance the knowledge of the local HEVAC&R industry.Website
The Refrigeration & Airconditioning Manufacturers And Suppliers Association (RAMSA) supports local manufacturers in the HEVAC&R industry.
The South African Air-conditioning Suppliers Association (SAASA) was formed to unite local air-conditioning suppliers around the common interest of matters affecting the industry. Members of this non-profit association account for about 80% of the market share and the body speaks on behalf of the entire industry.
The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association (SARACCA) is an association of South African HVAC&R contractors who have individually and jointly agreed to a set of governing standards whilst operating in free competition against each other. The common aim is to continually strive to improve the image and standards of the industry and the Association provides a forum for this purpose.Website
The idea of an association to create closer cooperation between all parties in the cold chain distribution of perishables in Southern Africa was given birth at a meeting on 8th February 1990. From this followed the founding of the Southern African Refrigerated Distribution Association (SARDA) on 5 June 1990. SARDA is structured on having equal participation of all sectors in the cold chain industry including suppliers of equipment and services used by those companies that form a link ie. fish processors, farmers, abattoirs, dairies, supermarkets, distributors, cold stores, municipal markets, food processors, caterers, restaurants etc.Website