SAEP consists of two, sister non-profit organisations

SAEP (SA), the organisation’s operational arm, is a registered NPO (non-profit organisation) and PBO (public benefit organisation). Contributions are tax-deductible under Section 18A of the Income Tax Act,1962, and can earn B-BBEE points in the Socio-Economic Development (SED) and Skills Development categories in accordance with the 2013 Broad Based Black Empowerment codes. 

NPO 028 310  PBO 930010069

SAEP (USA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation that raises funds to support SAEP’s work and reports on how the funds are used. It is a separate legal entity that shares SAEP’s educational goals. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

SAEP and the Independent Code of Governance

npocodelogobigSAEP’s Board of Directors and staff have signed the Independent Code of Governance for Non-Profits in South Africa. The Code lays out a set of principles, values and responsibilities to guide and inform the way in which non-profit organisations are managed and conduct their affairs. In 2014 we renewed our ongoing commitment to sound and ethical governance and management.

To find out more about the code, please visit

Institutional Documents

SAEP Child and Youth Protection Policy and Code of Conduct

SAEP has developed a comprehensive child and youth protection policy to ensure that all our beneficiaries are protected from neglect and abuse from people whom they come in contact with including their own families, community, school authorities, peers, guests, etc. It is guided by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 and protected by the Constitution of South Africa, and in line with international best practice when it comes to protecting the best interest of the child and youth.

The SAEP child and youth protection has two components. The Policy outlines the procedures and protocols to be followed within the organisation to ensure the safety of our learners and students; while the Code of Conduct specifies the rules of behaviour that need to be followed when dealing with our beneficiaries. Child and youth protection awareness is embedded in each of our programme’s curriculum, and is practiced across the organisation. 

All SAEP staff members, volunteers, donors and supporters who will engage with any of our child or youth beneficiaries are required to read, agree and sign and comply with both the policy and our code of conduct.

In addition to our policy and code of conduct, SAEP complies with the requirement of the Department of Social Development by submitting Form 20 for verification against the National Child Protection Register in Pretoria.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children has been a global effort to paint a detailed picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence against children, and to propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and respond to it. This is the first time that an attempt has been made to document the reality of violence against children around the world, and to map out what is being done to stop it – read the full report here

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