About The Organisation

The Soweto Association of Persons with Disabilities known as (SAPD) is a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Number 056-165, which was registered on the 31 July 2007. SAPD was managed by the Johannesburg Association for the Physically Disabled (APDJHB) which was established in 1934 (formerly known as Cripples’ Care Association. SAPD is an affiliate of the Gauteng Provincial Association for the Physically Disabled (GPAPD). SAPD was established in January 1986 and has been working independently since 2009. In April 2011, it became autonomous to be run by the Soweto community. The SAPD was also registered at SARS as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) - Certificate Number 930032696 obtained on the 31 March 2010.

The organization obtained a Tax Clearance Certificate in Good standing, Certificate of Acceptability for place of Care as well as Permit for place of Care. SAPD is also a registered employer with the Department of Labour. It currently cares for 42 beneficiaries, 19 males and 23 females, all presenting with physical and mental (intellectual) disabilities. The beneficiaries travel from Soweto and surrounding areas daily by hired Metro bus at a fee, or by public transport.