The South African Immunology Society is affiliated with the International Union of Immunological Societies and the Federation of African Immunological Societies. The goal of the SAIS is to grow basic, applied and translational immunology research nationally, regionally and with international partners. The SAIS connects researchers and clinicians working in infectious diseases, primary immunodeficiency, allergy, rheumatology, transplantation, reproductive immunology and veterinary medicine. Strengths of the society include membership of internationally acclaimed researchers in HIV and Tuberculosis immunology. The SAIS hosts regular meetings, congresses and webinars with the aim of fostering synergies and maximizing dialogue in order to maximize the impact of immunological research for health.