SAGDA was established in 1997
by a team of graduates who sought solutions to the challenge of
unemployment and under-employment.
The organization has been at
the forefront of graduate development for the past 15 years and has
helped over 200 000 students/graduates through job readiness
Mr. Vukile Nkabinde and Mr.
Brian Koopedi are the two remaining founding board members.
SAGDA has influenced public
policy and has a well sought after advice to institutions such as the
Presidency, National Youth Development Agency, Department of Public
Service and Administration and the Department of Trade and Industry.
In November 2010, we launched
a new organizational strategy and adopted a new vision/mission to
navigate the graduate empowerment trajectory through viable
partnerships, footprint to rural and remote areas and research.
Motivate and support
students prepare for the world of work.
Engage and enlist membership
of universities, (FET) Colleges, Sector Education & Training
Authorities (SETA), Municipalities and Companies to empower graduates.
Mobilize resources and
stakeholders to support faster absorption of graduates in the economy.
Conduct research and provide
vital intelligence on graduate empowerment.
Offer reliable graduate
database and graduate empowerment solutions.
An influential thought leader
and reliable resource in graduate empowerment .
To develop students prepare
for the world of work and empower graduates to actively participate in
the economy through high impact programs, viable partnerships and
Chambers are avenues for
professional development and community of practice where members
gather, network, share best practices to achieve specific targets. The
following chambers are currently active for participation by members,
partners and donors.