The Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) was founded in 1984 and has been replaced by a new industry body called Packaging SA. Packaging SA is closely associated with The Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA). Packaging SA is a voluntary industry body. Its members are in two broad categories, Converters and Associates. The Converters represent some 70% of the revenue generated by the industry. Associates are in effect the major raw material suppliers, material organizations, brand owners, retailers and other organizations and associations with interests in the packaging industry. Collectively this body directly employs some 60 000 people in South Africa.

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices. Our organisation comprises of voluntary members who promote environmentally acceptable, cost effective and appropriate waste management practices. We strive towards the protection of the environment and people of Southern Africa from the adverse effects of poor waste management by supporting sustainable best practical environmental options. We contribute to the improvement of waste management standards and legislation, support international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices; promote the science and technology of waste management and practice affordable cost effective management of waste. Education and training in the realm of effective and efficient waste management is also a key focus for us. When the IWMSA was established over 30 years ago, it was the vision of the founders to provide South Africa with a clean and healthy environment. Today this is still the very core of the organisation.

The National Recycling Forum (NRF) is a non-profit organisation created to promote the recovery and recycling of recyclable materials in South Africa. Members of the NRF include representatives of: the formal recycling industry in South Africa government departments regional recycling forums local government based organisations local government utilities and co-opted advisory members

Supply chain and operations management professionals are increasingly recognising the benefits of SAPICS membership with the association's corporate and individual member base having grown steadily since its foundation.
SAPICS members are kept up-to-date on new ideas and developments in the field of supply chain management through personal contact, group meetings, regular correspondence and the SAPICS Website.
Members enjoy access to all of the high quality, formal training programmes developed or acquired by SAPICS specifically to aid and improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Relevant and up-to-date knowledge is disseminated to members through regular meetings, seminars, business breakfasts, workshops, site visits and conferences.
Corporate partners are encouraged to provide their employees with the benefit of membership by taking up the opportunity of one of the varied corporate partnership packages which are available.
Members of SAPICS subscribe to the SAPICS vision which is to collaborate in the development of the profession.

The SOUTHERN AFRICA SHIPPERS TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS COUNCIL (SASTALC), is in a transformation phase to become a public private partnership of the cargo owners and their transport and logistics service providers membership organization, with the objective to represent the interests of its members and the industry as a whole, throughout the supply chain and to collaborate with government and other related associations to promote and support a healthy logistics climate throughout the Southern Africa business environment. As such we aim to work closely with the relevant government departments in matters pertaining to the national and regional freight, transport and logistics legislation, policy and procedures for infrastructure as well as services that facilitate cost effective reliable and safe globally competitive supply chains, as we believe it is only through working together that we will serve the better interest of our beloved country and region.

The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) was established on the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison on 11 February 2010 by a group of enthusiastic Occupational Health and Safety Professionals from South Africa. Saiosh is the registration board for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) who is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa.

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), founded in 1952, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains.

ICHCA International’s privileged non-government organisation (NGO) status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies. Its Expert Panel provides technical advice and publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.