The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) is the senior body representing the discipline of mechanical engineering in South Africa. It covers all fields of application as diverse as automobile, energy generation, process engineering, heavy manufacture, design, management, research, mining and education.
SAIMechE is a voluntary association of Mechanical Engineers, Technologists and Technicians that have access to various grades of membership and the associated benefits. SAIMechE celebrated its centenary in 1992, marking the event with a number of valuable activities. Of particular note was the publication of the book "A century of Mechanical Engineering" copies of which can be obtained from the national office in Bruma, and the launching of the Technology Olympiad to provide early exposure to secondary school children of the world of mechanical engineering via an annual interschool competition that has now become a benchmark in effective Olympiads.