Keith Cain

Keith Cain


Keith started his NDT career in 1999 while he was still serving in the South African Air Force. He then founded his own inspection company and has successfully worked in various sectors for more than a decade.

As the current President of SAINT and with the help of his invaluable team, Keith’s ambition is to provide all members in this dynamic industry with a reputable and dependable Institute that everybody can be proud of. He is confident that this will be achieved with the valuable buy-in and support of all individuals – directly and indirectly – involved in the South African NDT fraternity.

Keith holds qualifications in ASNT Level 3 in Penetrant Testing (PT) and Magnetic Particle (MT) and American Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III – Magnetic Particle (MT).

Manfred Johannes

Manfred Johannes

Immediate Past President

Manfred got involved in NDT in 1980 where it was included in his curriculum of his tertiary education. He joined SAINT in 1981 and has served as President for several terms.

In 1989 Manfred joined Eskom Engineering Investigations (EI) as Head of the NDT Department. From 1991 he headed up the Department for Mechanised Inspection.

Since 2006 Manfred has been employed at CSIR, where he is involved in establishing capabilities for the inspection of composite materials, laser welding and additive manufacturing.

Manfred holds a National Diploma and National Higher Diploma in Physical Metallurgy from the Pretoria Technikon.

Hennie Fourie

Hennie Fourie

Honorary Treasurer

Hennie holds a BEng (Hons) degree in electronics from the University of Pretoria and a MBL from UNISA.

His career started in 1995 when he was involved with defence acquisition programs, both working for Armscor and later in the private sector as program manager.

In 1994 he made a transfer to the pharmaceutical industry where he formed part of a team responsible for the establishment and operation of intravenous fluids manufacturing plants throughout Africa, and as far as Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

Since 2002 he has been doing his business in the aviation manufacturing industry, during which time was introduced to NDT and was appointed as General Manager of African NDT Centre in Centurion.

Harold Jansen

Harold Jansen

Vice President

Harold’s career in NDT started in 1994 at Eskom as a graduate in training. During 2004 he moved to the African NDT Centre in Pretoria, where he was the NDT Training and General Industry Services Manager for three years. He joined Automated Electronic Solutions during 2008 as a co-member. Towards the end of 2008 he started his own company in NDT engineering.

His vision is to establish, maintain and continuously improve a unified NDT training, qualification and certification system based on:

  1. Basic qualifications and certifications
  2. Structured in-service mentoring and company authorisation
  3. End-user approval
  4. A continuous development programme for all South African and African NDT personnel

It is his belief that this will result in an effective and value-added service to engineering.

Harold is a member of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) -Group as Systems and Quality Manager and the Vice Chairman of the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT) – Executive Council (ICEC).

Harold holds a B.Sc.Hons. Solid State Physics and NDT qualifications – Level 3.

Garth Appel

Garth Appel

Co-opted Member - Manager of SAINT Professional Body for NDT

Started work in the Air force as an Airframe mechanic and in the late 1970’s accepted an offer to re-muster to the NDT section. Early training in NDT completed at the Pretoria Teknicon and the work included inspections of military aircraft including weekly inspection of the infamous spar centre section forging at fuselage station 21 of the Canberra bomber.

Joined Atlas Aircraft NDT section at the end of 1980, completed Level 2 training with Eric Guest at SANDE and progressed to Company Responsible Level 3 with certification to NAS 410. This responsibility included delegation of authority as the Responsible Level 3 from numerous customers, including Rolls Royce, Boeing, Airbus, and Israeli Aircraft Industries.

Accepted early retirement in 2011 and after a year’s break began consulting, particularly in NDT Quality including preparation for international audits such as NADCAP.

Currently managing the SAINT Professional Body for NDT with the task of engaging with the NDT industry and various organisations such as Merseta, QCTO, SAQA and Directorate Radiation Control.

Robin Marshall

Robin Marshall


Robin’s involvement with NDT started in 1976 as Secretary to Alain Clavier who was the Manager of Sales of Non-Destructive Testing equipment. In 1988, she became the Secretary to the Institute on a part-time basis.

She has enjoyed some wonderful years with SAINT, a highlight of which was being involved on the Steering Committee of the World Conference 2012 and seeing what a great event it turned out to be.

Robin is now semi-retired and works on the SAINT Professional Body for NDT which provides an interesting challenge in addition to her SAINT duties

Wayne Claassens

Wayne Claassens

Honorary Secretary

My NDT career started in 2000, while working for South African Airways, spent 8 years in the NDT department. In 2008 I joined African NDT Centre as the Training Manager and in 2014 became their Responsible Level 3. During my tenure with African NDT centre, I also consulted in the Level 3 services department for various aerospace companies.
Recently (2017), I have taken on the position of Ardrox Business Manager with Chemetall South Africa.
Qualifications, Cosac (Aerospace Sectoral Certification of the French NDT Confederation) Level 3 in Penetrant and Ultrasonic Testing.


SAINT is the South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing formed in 1968 and made up of persons involved in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in South Africa and neighbouring countries. It is governed by its constitution and an annually elected COUNCIL where “all member” are volunteers. SAINT is registered with SARS as a Non Profit Organisation.
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