Mission

To provide enabling opportunities and mentorship for graduate progression, sustainability and prosperity in an efficient and professional manner.

Vision

Champions of innovative opportunities to harvest quality and industrial graduates for a prosperous society


Objectives

Motivate, support and prepare students for the world of work.
* Engage and enlist the membership of universities, (FET) Colleges, Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETA), Municipalities and Companies to empower graduates.
* Mobilize resources and stakeholders to support a faster absorption of graduates in the economy.
* Conduct research and provide vital statistics on graduate empowerment.
* Build a reliable graduate database and tailor make graduate empowerment solutions.

Professional Chambers

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.
• Graduate Empowerment Chamber
• Career Planning and Management Chamber
• Scarce And Critical Skills Chamber
• Graduate Research Chamber
• Employer Chamber.

SAGDA BACKGROUND

South African Graduates Development Association

The South African Graduates Development Association (SAGDA) is a Section 21Company established by a group of unemployed graduates in 1997. The graduates were faced with challenges emanating from the South African economy’s inability to create adequate job opportunities thereby rendering hordes of graduates unemployed. These young men and women decided to establish SAGDA with an emphasis on assisting graduates find employment and participate in the South African economy.


Mr. Vukile Nkabinde and Mr. Brian Koopedi are the two remaining founding board members. SAGDA has influenced public policy and has 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

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Highlights

Successfully placed over 1500 graduates in 2013.
SAGDA interns have assisted the Department of Public Works under the auspices of KPMG to save R 34 billion within their property portfolio for the financial year ended March 2014.
Successfully placed over 1500 graduates in 2013.
SAGDA interns have assisted the Department of Public Works under the auspices of KPMG to save R 34 billion within their property portfolio for the financial year ended March 2014.

Our belief

We believe that our service offering and delivery methodologies are unique and innovative thus allowing us to provide a diversity of high impact solutions at a strategic level for numerous organisations. Your solution to graduate employment.

Our Partners
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