(+27) 11 492 1901


South African Graduates Development Association

SAGDA is a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to prepare new graduates for the world of work and empower them to actively participate in the mainstream economy of our country and the rest of the globe.

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.

SAGDA partners with both private and public Universities, FET colleges, Sector Education & Training Authorities, Municipalities to champion the empowerment of graduates through a plethora of high impact programmes.


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


To create innovative economic solutions for graduates’ employment, self-sustainability and social transformation through technology.

  • •   Professionalism
  • •   Efficiency
  • •   Innovation
  • •   Integrity
  • •   Partnership
  • •   Accountability

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.