Welcome note from the President

Welcome note from the President

South African College Principal Organisation is an independent association of all 50 South African Technical, Vocational Education and Training colleges, comprising of a National General Council and a National Office.

Membership of the association is voluntary. SACPO accounts to its members in terms of the SACPO Constitution/ Memorandum of Incorporation (as adopted in 2017 NGC).

The organisation has a National Executive Committee and the Office bearers, comprised of elected principals that are responsible for the affairs of the organisation which are the highest decision making bodies of the association respectively. Its administration is headed by a Chief Executive Officer.

SACPO has set out its role to represent, promote and protect the interests of all public colleges, among its other objectives. SACPO is funded through a combination of sources, including membership fees as its primary source of income.

Since its establishment, SACPO has strived to bring focus to its mandate of supporting TVETS in the Higher Education environment, characterised by a highly diverse membership-base of colleges.

SACPO has a strong strategic role to play in representing the interests of TVETs within the system of Higher Education as a whole and supporting its members to fulfill their developmental obligations .

SACPO is expected to be an active participant in Higher Education and Training System to provide common policy positions on numerous issues and to voice TVETS interest, as well as provide solutions to the challenges currently facing TVETS.

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