How to apply for either membership or accreditation

  1. Read the Code of Ethics, the Constitution and the Critera for Accreditation.
  2. Download the relevant application form.
  3. Fill out the application form accordingly.
  4. Return the completed form to the SAAP office by fax, mail or e-mail (if scanned).
  5. Include the applicable fees.
  6. See the contact us page for contact details.

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What is SAAP?

The need for pastoral work

South Africans suffer from spiritual wounds and stress. The causes are many - the lack of reconciliation, poverty, HIV/AIDS, unemployment, ongoing violence, crime and transformation in the workplace. Problems in the family, marriage and relationships are compounded by the issues such as debt and work-related stress.

An overwhelmed society needs trained caregivers to actively become part of the healing process.

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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself as accepted in spite of being unacceptable. - Paul Tillich