Nelson Mandela University is the SI National Office for Southern Africa and is, as such, responsible for the training of SI Supervisors and academic staff from institutions around Southern Africa. It is also responsible for maintaining a flagship programme at Nelson Mandela University. The National Office comprises of Ms Liesl Smith (Head) who is the International Certified SI trainer and Dr. Philip Kitching who is in training to become certified.  To date many South African institutions have implemented SI programmes, including universities, universities of technology, TVET colleges, military and business academies.