The Association was formed as a Section 21 company in Johannesburg in 1999 and had its roots in the former South African Gas Industry’s Technical Committee which was formed in May 1972.
Any organisation, associated with the medical and industrial gases industry in Southern Africa, is eligible for membership. This includes the major gas producers, manufacturers of equipment, cylinder test stations, pipeline installers, valve manufacturers, etc.
Close co-operation is maintained with all member companies.
SACGA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). This enables the Association to initiate the development of appropriate standards for our industry and to provide technical expertise to SABS when required.
SACGA is an associate member of three of the major gas associations in the world, namely the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA), the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) and the Compressed Gas Association of America (CGA). This gives SACGA access to a vast amount of knowledge concerning our industry. We also provide technical expertise when representing South Africa on various Committees and Working Groups of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.