About Us

Committed to the development of standard practices in welding and allied practices across African member states

WeldFA is an association of national welding societies and stakeholders of member countries in the African continent. WeldFA is a ‘Not for Profit’ organization incorporated in South Africa. It is the continental body responsible for coordinating activities in science and application of joining technologies, providing a forum for networking and knowledge exchange among scientists, researchers, industry and educators, and disseminating leading-edge information and best practices.

Activities of the body are managed through its Network bodies with focus spread across varying areas of specialization in the science and technology of joining, cutting and surface treatment of both metal and nonmetallic materials; including improving knowledge of the application of process such as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive bonding, microjoining and additive manufacturing across various competitive industries.

WeldFA responsibilities also embraces allied fields including quality assurance, non-destructive testing, standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training, qualification, certification, design and fabrication.


Commitment to Standards

Additionally, WeldFA as a body focuses on being the responsible voice for contributing to the development of standards in the field of welding technology and allied processes in the continent.

WeldFA Education, Training Qualification and Certification Programmes for welding personnel and companies are recognized across all industries in the continent. Implementation of WeldFA qualification and certification systems for personnel and companies aims to promote competitive capabilities of practitioners across African industries through effective collaboration amongst member countries.