Who we are

The Society for Asphalt Technology (SAT) is a learned society of individuals in the asphalt sector based in South Africa which also serves the interests of members in Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.

SAT was inaugurated more than 25 years ago in October 1994 and many of our founder members are still active in the industry. We cooperate closely with the Southern African Bitumen Association (Sabita), which is an association of companies, in the interests of supporting and adding value to the asphalt industry in South Africa and southern Africa.

SAT is committed to the advancement of technical and professional excellence in all aspects of the manufacture and use of asphalt and bituminous products. To provide a conduit between local practitioners and global technology developments, we maintain active associations with professional bodies and organisations around the world.

SAT is a Section 21 Company operating both as a voluntary association and a non-profit organisation for the benefit of its members. SAT is also a Voluntary Organisation of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and members are entitled to claim one CPD point per year by virtue of their paid-up membership.

Our Vision

To be recognised as the “go to” asphalt society by our members, the industry and government.


Share knowledge; promote improvements in asphalt technology; stimulate discussion and debate; and create supportive connections for our members.

Where are we going?

To achieve our vision and mission, our major focus is on continuing professional development through conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures and other events, in appropriate geographic locations or online.

SAT also produces and distributes papers, periodicals, books, circulars and audio-visual content via its website and other platforms to ensure that the latest technology is accessible to all members.

Several additional focus areas have been identified to increase value to our members and grow our membership and reputation within the asphalt sector. These include

  • Elevating SAT to become a leading voice in the industry;
  • Providing a platform to promote innovation in our field;
  • Increasing our membership footprint across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Attracting a wider range of members across all demographics and aspects of the asphalt sector and aligned industries;
  • Establishing innovative new ways of connecting with members;
  • Interacting actively with tertiary educational institutions;
  • Attracting alternative funding streams and investing in assets that would benefit bituminous technology.


More Information

Our Regions
SAT comprises four regions. Click here for more info.
Members of Council
SAT Office Bearers 2020.
Reasons for Joining
Career development, earn CPD points and more...

SAT has 700+ active members in South Africa & 10 International Members.
This includes 22 Fellows & 16 Life Honorary Members.