South African Artificial Intelligence Association

Community Building

South African AI Association

Building a sustainable community to grow beyond today

The AI Media Group are building for the long term and have created a sustainable community based movement that welcomes a diverse set of people from all 4 corners of Africa. We want to tell the “GOOD NEWS” story about innovation and entrepreneurism in the African artificial intelligence & data science sector.  AI Media Group administer the SA AI Association. 

Our content, groups, events and publications all have a FREE point of entry whilst providing meaningful CxO and Investor level insights via paid for seminars, conferences and workshops. Our open approach to partnering creates a win win for the entire community.


A platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing among AI professionals and enthusiasts in South Africa.

The South African Artificial Intelligence Association (SAAIA) is an industry body focused on promoting the advancement of responsible AI in South Africa by uniting practitioners across Commercial, Government, Academic, Startup and NGO sectors.

Key Activities

  • Serve as the voice of the industry
  • Provide analysis & research to inform strategy & decision making
  • Help National, Provincial & City Governments with policy making
  • Unite buyers and suppliers to grow the economy
  • Connect SMMEs to funding to create new companies & jobs
  • Attract FDI to South Africa as the “4IR gateway” to Africa
  • Help African smart tech companies find markets abroad
  • Showcase the best of South African AI Innovation & Research
  • Promote debate on inclusion, ethics, regulation & standards
  • Share best practice & education resources for all


  • Contribute to the community & have your say
  • Take part in dialogues, surveys & research
  • Exclusive invite to the mid-year leadership event
  • Membership to private LinkedIn Group
  • Complimentary copy of The State of AI in Africa Report
  • Invites to unique online events and seminars
  • Inclusion on our quarterly news mailer
  • Access to 4x editions of Synapse Magazine / year
  • Listing of your company in our directory & logo on website
  • Invite to private VIP opening reception the AI Expo Africa conference & summit
  • Plus more – See full list of benefits at the membership page

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