Serving those responsible for combating corrosion

Extend the recognition of corrosion as a problem, requiring specialised attention.

Promote standardisation in corrosion technology.

Promote study and scientific research into corrosion and materials protection technology and more.

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Whatis corrosion?

Corrosion is the deterioration of a material due to chemical reactions between the metal and the surrounding environment.
This is generally referred to a metal because:
    • Metals are normally highly conductive
    • Metals are usually vulnerable to electrochemical reactions
Other materials also corrode… but we focus on metals more than other materials.

Whydoes it affect you?

There is a massive health and safety risk, financial implications and environmental impact if we do not take care of our respective assets.

The economic loss of corrosion worldwide is estimated to be greater than US$2.5-trillion, while in South Africa, the direct cost of corrosion is estimated to be around R130-billion (+-4% of our GDP)

Howdo you deal with it?

Here are a few prevention techniques,
but not limited to:

Use protective coatings, metal plating, corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection, anodic protection. Contact us for more information on preventative techniques.

What the Corrosion Institute offers

The Corrosion Institute offers a variety of courses, events, and discussion forums including matching job seekers with employers. The job portal allows employers to post vacancies and jobseekers to apply.


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Benefits of being a member
  • Welcome letter.
  • Membership Certificate.
  • Newsletters with updates about events and industry.
  • Preferential pricing where applicable.
  • Regional technical meetings.
  • Training discounts.
  • Discounted venue hire rates.
  • Social functions.
  • Company profile on the Corrosion Institute website for company membership.
  • Preferential sponsorship and promotional opportunities.
  • CorrISA generated enquiry forwarding service.
  • The right to vote on Corrosion Institute matters.
  • Eligibility for election to the Corrosion Institute Council. 

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News & Publications


Cape Business News October 2022
Midrand Reporter September 2022
Corrosion can be avoided by following the right standards
SAFM The Talking Point April 2022
World Corrosion Awareness Day: Fight against corrosion Yesterday marked World Corrosion Awareness Day and we though to use the opportunity to educate ourselves around it. Infrastructure in particular is affected the most at a very high cost to the economy. The Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa is today (Monday) holding an event where they are highlighting the impact corrosion has on the country and how we can better deal with it for future and to educate us more on this


48th AGM Minutes
Eskom guideline on the electrical coordination of pipelines and power lines
Micro-Galvanic Corrosion Of Ti-6Al-4V In Situ Alloyed With Molybdenum Via Selective Laser Melting
Corrosion Exclusively Magazine Vol. 7 Edition 2
Corrosion Exclusively Magazine Vol. 7 Edition 1