Company Profile and Staff
Company Profile
Welcome to SANDE online


The School of Applied Non-Destructive Examination cc was founded in 1981 by ASNT Fellow Eric Guest, the first Chairman of ASNT Southern Africa Section and also the first person to obtain 5 Level III’s in the country. The school grew over a period of several years into an organisation with 6 qualified instructors (full time and part time), up to 2000 students in a one year period and occupying two buildings in Impala Park, Boksburg.

Between them SANDE’s instructors have more than 80 years NDT experience in Aerospace and General industry, all either have ASNT Level III qualifications or are busy working towards them. SANDE’s dedicated instructors present courses both locally and internationally. All courses are based on ASNT’s recommended practice SNT-TC-1A and CP-105.

SANDE is accredited by: TETA (Transport SETA), SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Denel, Sasol Synfuels and ISO 9001:2008. Department of Health examinations are accredited by Nelson Mandela Metro University in Port Elizabeth. All SANDE qualifications are acknowledged by Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark.

SANDE presently offers training in Eddy Current Testing (ET), Radiography (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) to Level I and Level II and Visual Inspection (VT) at Level II . Click on our course schedule for more information.

Staff Profiles
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Eric William Guest
Eric William Guest
Chairman
Elaine Macdonald
Elaine Macdonald
General Manager / Assessor
Phillip Skelton
Phillip Skelton
Chief Technical Instructor / Radiation Protection Officer / Assessor
Don Maughan
Don Maughan
Technical Instructor / Radiation Protection Officer / Assessor
Wendy Cummins
Wendy Cummins
Office Manager
Herman Lourens
Herman Lourens
Product Manager
Garth Appel
Garth Appel
Quality Representative / Assessor