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 Child Protection Policy
This policy aims to protect all children and young people involved in SAEP programmes (and with whom SAEP staff come into contact) from unprofessional or abusive behaviour and neglect. It is guided by the Children’s Act (38 of 2005) and the Constitution of South Africa, and the overriding concern is that the interests of the child are paramount. A child is defined as anyone under the age of 18, and a young person as any learner or student aged 18 and over who is involved in an SAEP programme.
All SAEP staff (which includes volunteers, students and visitors) who have or will have contact with children and young people must sign and abide by this.
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