February 26, 2019

webweaver medWhilst most of South Africa was enjoying a rest of the festive holiday period, a group of volunteer supporters of SAIP (South African Institute of Printing) were slaving away designing a new website for SAIP.

Not dissimilar to the weaver bird who beavers away building an intricate nest, our "web weavers" tore the website down, then reconfigured and rebuilt it on a number of occasions. However, finally by the end of January 2019, we were ready to go.

The website ( includes everything that a Professional within the Print, Packaging or Signage industries needs to know about how to enhance his or her career and sign up to become a member of SAIP. To enhance its professionalism and with an ever-increasing industry interest it became necessary to separate SAIP as an entity from Printing SA which had been its home for over 40 years.

Printing SA is an industry body for companies whereas SAIP is a professional body for Professional individuals within the Print, Signage and Packaging sectors.

Everything that a potential member needs to know about SAIP is available on the website. Application forms, Code of Ethics, how to earn CPD points by keeping your knowledge up to date, interviews, information on past and future exhibitions and plenty more.

The board of SAIP would like to thank the "web weavers" and the multitude of suppliers to the industry who have supported SAIP in this and our other ventures.

Watch this space to learn more during 2019. And, why not visit the SAIP stand at The Gapp Print Expo & Propak Africa 2019 at the expo centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg from 12 – 15 March.

webweavers admire their work

The SAIP "web weavers" happy with the result. Left to right: Thandi Moyo, Keith Soloman, Mike Bath, Steve Appleton, Khanyi Ntanzi and Abisha Katerere.