Southern African Institute of Traditional Authorities (SAITA) is a private and independent institute that was established in 2015 with the aim to provide developmental programs for traditional authorities across Southern Africa. We also provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and trust administration services.


Our vision is to empower traditional leaders and play a critical, yet constructive role in the renewal of traditional authorities within Southern African region.
Our Mission is to:
• Provide alternative dispute resolution processes
• Contribute to research and policy development.
• Provide Traditional African Customary Mediation Training and accreditation.
• Provide Trust administration and trusteeship.

The company is established in terms of section 14 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and its based in Woodmead, South Africa. The organization operates as a level (1) contributor, with 100% BEE points and has procurement recognition.


The company registration number: 2015/047756/07
The Income tax number: 9186/8221/94
The Professional indemnity insurance number:730003156.


SAITA has collaborated with the University of South Africa for the purpose of providing research and training to traditional leaders on indigenous or customary laws and restorative justice in Southern Africa.