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How short courses boost professional development and lifelong learning
Sacap Global launches new short courses and micro credentials in 2022 21 Oct 2022 Read more

From cottage campus to national impact: Sacap celebrates 25 years
In 1997, clinical psychologist, Marc Feitelberg, founded Sacap (The South African College of Applied Psychology). From its early beginnings with 18 students in a cottage in the Cape Town suburb of Wynberg, Sacap today has a well-developed campus in each of South Africa's four main urban centres, a thriving online campus, and over 3,000 students countrywide. 19 Oct 2022 Read more

With sustained high levels of stress and trauma experienced across the world over the past few years, mental health and well-being is in the global spotlight. Struggling to cope with adversities is nothing new for South Africans. As one of the world's most traumatised societies, we routinely rank at the top of lists when it comes to the prevalence of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, as well as substance abuse and domestic violence. 20 Sep 2022 Read more

Sacap steps up to help address SA's need for teachers
The delivery of quality education remains the single most critical factor in the attainment of true individual freedom and the improvement in the quality of living for all. Despite massive government investments and wave after wave of curriculum reform there has been scant progress made in the provision of quality teaching and learning in South Africa. The enduring poor performance of the country's learners in national and international standardised tests attests to insufficient improvement of actual skills and knowledge, and an education system that falls short of being transformative. 9 Sep 2022 Read more

How a coaching management style boosts business performance
Business leaders and managers are under sustained pressure as they steer their teams through the unrelenting turbulence of the current times. They are grappling with the unfolding of hybrid work against the backdrop of a global economic downturn, while there's no relief from the tech-driven disruptions happening day-to-day in every 21st century workplace. It's arguable that the standard management skill-set is not going to help them meet this moment, and neither can traditional management styles. 29 Jul 2022 Read more

How teachers can manage diversity in the classroom
South African teachers grapple with diversity each day as they implement methods and strategies to deliver the curriculum in ways that inspire all the young minds in their classrooms. From schools to workplaces there are clear all-round benefits in engaging fulsomely with diversity, appreciating it and drawing on its systemic strengths. 20 Jul 2022 Read more

Setting SA graduates up for success in 4iR world of work
Sacap's work integrated learning programmes boost work-readiness 15 Jul 2022 Read more

Sacap boosts school leavers' vocational options
The launch of two business-focused higher certificate programmes. 5 Apr 2022 Read more

How psychology boosts the impact of coaching
Coaching has firm foundations in psychology, especially where they intersect around mental well-being, behaviour change and optimising performance. Integral coach and facilitator Gretha Cronje, who is also a SACAP (South African College of Applied Psychology) coach educator, outlines the benefits of a coaching education that includes psychology. 8 Mar 2022 Read more

Sacap announces 2022 subsidy for Bachelor of Social Work degree
Poverty and unemployment, gangsterism and high crime, gender-based violence as well as domestic and substance abuse are all rife in communities across South Africa. These long-standing issues have been worsened by more than two years of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The country's socio-economic recovery requires multi-pronged and multi-level strategies to improve quality of life and address endemic social, economic and environmental injustice. One of these key strategies is the enhancement of community-based mental healthcare and social services. 18 Feb 2022 Read more

Helping your matriculant choose a higher education institution
Across South Africa, thousands of successful matriculants are about to embark on a new and vital stage of their educational journey. It's widely recognised that gaining some kind of tertiary education enhances young people's opportunities to find fulfilling work and meet their future career and life goals. A 2021 survey conducted by Sacap (The South African College of Applied Psychology) amongst almost 1,000 parents who are members of the popular The Village parenting community on Facebook, found that 83% of the parents of high school learners believe that tertiary education would improve their child's employability. 28 Jan 2022 Read more

Social Work is an in-demand 21st century career
Upcoming Sacap webinar explores the value of social work education and practice in a changing world. 18 Jan 2022 Read more

The disruptions caused by the global pandemic over the past two years have fundamentally shifted our views, and our appreciation for what we can achieve in the online environment, especially when it comes to education. Sacap (South African College of Applied Psychology) has a well-developed online campus that has been a thriving place for teaching and learning that pre-dates the pandemic-driven scramble for remote learning. 4 Jan 2022 Read more

Sacap head of faculty, Dr Poppy Masinga appointed as new Asaswei president
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Dr Poppy Masinga, head of the Social Work and Community Development faculty at The South African College of Applied Psychology (Sacap) has been appointed as the incoming president of the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (Asaswei). Members of the non-profit organisation include social work schools or departments of the country's public and private universities. 8 Dec 2021 Read more

Sacap launches global division offering micro-credentials
While many of us regard higher education as essential for career success, in today's fast-changing world, traditional degree and diploma programmes may not deliver results quickly enough to enhance job security or ensure a critical career advancement. Tertiary educational institutions are increasingly exploring new avenues to faster upskilling through stackable credentials. Known as micro-credentials, digital badges and nanodegrees, these short-term courses are enabling employees to dynamically progress in their careers and gain higher pay because they're able to display their in-demand competencies in a much shorter time-frame. 22 Oct 2021 Read more

How coaching skills ignite potential and performance
Extreme swimmer, Ryan Stramrood joins Sacap free coaching webinar 16 Aug 2021 Read more

Matric 2021 - How to survive and thrive
Join SACAP's free matric Student Study Hack and Parents' Guide to Matric Support webinars 10 Aug 2021 Read more

New visions of social work advocating for environmental justice
Social workers have long been critical to the healthy functioning of societies. Through the years, the important roles they play had to adapt and synchronise with the times. In today's world of climate crisis and its unequal impacts on people, animal and plant lives, the social work profession is rising to meet new challenges that affect humanity. Social workers already play a vital role in disaster relief, although that focus has been more on helping individuals, families and communities to lessen the impacts in the aftermaths of natural or man-made disasters. The increasing incidences of intense weather events and predictions of what's to come, demand that modern disaster management interventions encompass not only reactive but proactive responses. Like most countries, South Africa experiences a shortage of social workers, yet their role is vital in creating a more just, healthy, safe and sustainable environment. These drivers of social change are highlighting social work as one of the most crucial and globally relevant careers. 4 May 2021 Read more

Helping teachers manage Covid burnout and stress
Sacap offers free mental health toolkit webinar
 6 Apr 2021 Read more

The state of coaching in 2021
Coaching is a growth industry and while Covid has caused severe disruptions, practitioners and clients have mostly been able to pivot to online environments and keep going. This is important because individuals, families and organisations have needed all the support they could get over the last year. Under the global pandemic cloud, we've grappled with fundamental changes to our family lives, threats to livelihoods and significant adjustments to working life. These are just the kinds of challenges to get through with the help of a coach, especially as we have also had to keep our attention on progressing towards our personal and work goals. 12 Mar 2021 Read more

Sacap launches Bachelor of Social Work degree
Our world of work is changing so rapidly that many young people wonder whether their chosen career might exist once their studies are completed and they are ready to enter the workplace. Social work is one of those in-demand careers in South Africa. Across the globe, the focus on social justice, climate crisis impacts and economic inequality is only intensifying, and the world's need for people with relevant skills and abilities to help change lives for the better is increasing all the time. It makes sense then that there's a significant need to intensify social sciences education and training to effectively respond to the changing socio-economic and environmental contexts. 5 Feb 2021 Read more

Sacap's higher certificate in counselling and communication skills helps bridge pandemic disruption
As we move into the second year of life upended by the global pandemic, SA's school-leavers are weighing their limited options. While some will forge onto their chosen tertiary education path, others may be set back by not achieving a bachelor's pass or be uncertain about what they want to study. Travelling and gaining world experience before you make up your mind is off the cards for the time being, and probably for most of 2021. The challenge for these school-leavers is how to make the best of these tough circumstances. 21 Jan 2021 Read more

Is virtual coaching the future?
This year, family life, school and study life, as well as our working lives have not just been temporarily disrupted by the global pandemic, but shaped differently for the conceivable future. There are going to be routines and habits; strategies and plans; ideas and attitudes that are never going back to 'normal'. 11 Dec 2020 Read more

Blended learning: Increasing personal study options
For many South African families, home study and home-schooling during hard lockdown were a shock to the system. For the majority of South Africans it was almost, or completely impossible due to the dire lack of resources. Many found it challenging; whilst others found it was revelatory; but almost certainly it was a mixed bag. As homebound parents supervised home-schooling, many got their first direct-experience and insights into how their children learn. Restrictions, limitations and compromises shone a particular light on how we all learn in different ways. 26 Nov 2020 Read more

There's lots of talk about the impact of the global pandemic on mental health; but so far, little action. There is still no integrated Covid-19 plan to address mental health, along with prevalent and linked issues such as gender-based violence and food insecurity. While lockdown levels have eased considerably, we're far from over grappling with Covid-19. Economic consequences are still unfolding, and worsening. Fear, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief will continue to dominate in our emotional landscape for the foreseeable future. 29 Sep 2020 Read more

How Covid-19 is changing the workplace and the role HRM can play
The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we work and adding new and unfamiliar pressure on organisations, leaders and employees. The big question is how can Human Resource Management (HRM) practitioners respond and help ease the stress associated with an ever-moving landscape? 7 Sep 2020 Read more

Why your organisation needs coaching skills right now
The growing acceptance that social distancing and dispersed work are going to be with us for quite some time is motivating organisations to pivot to online training options in order to get this year's skills development plans and training objectives back on track. What is essential is to optimise training investments, and to effectively address the pressing organisational needs that have been highlighted by our Covid-reality. 13 Aug 2020 Read more

Sacap launches Honours degree in HR management
Sacap (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has expanded its offering of progressive Human Resource Management (HRM) education programmes with the recent launch of a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree in HRM. With a vision to develop HR practitioners who are high-performing leaders in the 4IR context, the Sacap Honours programme blends academic and practical skills to develop HR competencies whilst incorporating critical and analytical insight, research rigour, systemic thinking and ethical practice. 13 Jul 2020 Read more

How 4IR is changing the teaching and practice of HR
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is blending the physical and digital realms of our world, whilst rapidly changing the ways we live and work. There are many predictions about the future of work, some of them scary and others that point to possibilities where many more people might find their purpose and fulfilment in the pursuit of their livelihoods. 29 May 2020 Read more

How Covid-19 crisis is demystifying online learning
An interview with Natasa Meli, Sacap's Head of Online Campus 7 May 2020 Read more

A counselling career in a post-Covid-19 world
The rigours of day-to-day life under the Covid-19 lockdown have certainly highlighted the importance of our mental well-being, both in our own homes and remote work teams, as well as in our communities and the country at large. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

Sacap sets students and educators up for continued education
Since the pre-lockdown closure of its four physical campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, Sacap (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has now migrated all teaching and learning to its well-established online platform. Although Sacap never experienced any actual cases of Covid-19 on its campuses, the decision was taken to suspend face-to-face classes, work-integrated learning, practicums and internships in the interests of joining the country's efforts to flatten the curve. 30 Mar 2020 Read more

Sacap announces expanded digital learning as physical campuses close due to Covid-19 safety measures
In response to the South African government's declaration that the global Covid-19 outbreak is now a national disaster, Sacap (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has confirmed the temporary suspension of its physical classes at its campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. 23 Mar 2020 Read more

Can coaching help transform the leadership crisis?
Despite leadership being one of the most studied, talked about, written and read topics, we still don't get it right most of the time. From community through corporate to country level, failures in performance can reliably be tracked to the frailties of leaders. In our VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous) world of today, which demands exceptional agility and adaptability, leaders, especially those forged in rigid, authoritarian moulds, are floundering as never before. 4 Mar 2020 Read more

7 coaching trends for the new decade
Globally, coaching is a rapid-growth, multi-billion dollar industry. At the dawn of 2020, there are more coaches worldwide, professional coaching bodies, options for coaching education and published coaching research. Certain trends are shaping the industry that will continue to have a lasting impact in the new decade. If you are considering a career as a coach, what should you be looking out for as you choose where to study, or as you begin to set up a coaching practice? 27 Feb 2020 Read more

Training more registered counsellors
For the past three years SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) has been offering a highly sought after Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme] at its Cape Town and Johannesburg campuses. The 18-month programme, which incorporates an Honours equivalent degree, as well as a 720-hour HPCSA-accredited practicum, has now been accredited for the SACAP Pretoria campus. The BPsych Equivalent qualification entitles students to write the Board Exam for eligibility to become a Registered Counsellor. 3 Dec 2019 Read more

SACAP launches 21st century business management degree
After last year's successful launch of an innovative BAppSocSci degree with a specialisation in human resource management, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) is building on its unique offering of social sciences education programmes that blend highly relevant business and psychology majors. 22 Nov 2019 Read more

While there's far more focus than there has ever been on the importance of mental health; worldwide, the majority of people with mental health concerns do not access the care they need to transform their lives. This is particularly the case in South Africa, where the need is staggeringly high and exacerbated by widespread chronic poverty, crime, unemployment, violence, disease, discrimination and domestic abuse. 23 Sep 2019 Read more

Amidst South Africa's escalating mental health crisis, comes the good news that, this year, the qualified and work-ready graduates of SACAP's (The South African College of Applied Psychology) various coaching, counselling and psychology study programmes number more than 450. 24 Jun 2019 Read more

SACAP: University application dates for 2019
Still unsure what to do with the coming year? SACAP's (The South African College of Applied Psychology) term 2 intake means it's not too late to advance your studies. Here are the options available to you. 3 May 2019 Read more

Festival of Learning: highlighting 'Education for Social Change'
Education, whether formal or informal learning, is the key driver of the social change we would all like to see in South Africa. SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that this will be the dynamic theme of the 2019 Festival of Learning which will be held in Cape Town on 23 and 24 May and in Johannesburg on 30 and 31 May 2019. 8 Apr 2019 Read more

Empowering women takes centre stage with this SACAP-trained coach
There's nothing boring about 39-year-old Samareh Rahnavardi. Born in Iran's capital city Tehran, she travelled extensively with her family from the age of five, immigrated to Botswana when she was 14 and finally settled in South Africa in her twenties. She's been calling Cape Town her home ever since. 22 Mar 2019 Read more

Applying psychology in today's HR management
Over decades, human resource management (HRM) has transformed from a largely administrative function into a dynamic, multi-faceted and rich role in the business, which today, is at play throughout the organisation. Business needs have made a seismic shift from labour to talent, and never before have workplaces across the world been so human-centric. Ever-increasing diversity is raising the bar for organisational ethics, equality and fairness. 11 Dec 2018 Read more

SACAP coaching alumni perspectives - Q&A with executive, career and talent coach, Fabienne Perreux
Fabienne Perreux, a certified ICF (International Coach Federation) and COMENSA (Coach and Mentor South Africa) coach is also a graduate of SACAP's (South African College of Applied Psychology) Post-Graduate course in Leadership and Coaching. A French national, currently based in South Africa, Fabienne has a wealth of global experience in management and leadership; sales and entrepreneurship. Here, she shares her valuable insights into her development as a coach, and her experience of establishing a highly successful coaching practice currently servicing such clients as Absa-Barclays, Robert Walters, Pierre Fabre, BOC, Alstom, GE, Impact and many others. 4 Dec 2018 Read more

Unjudge Someone - The Human Library Facebook Live series
SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) in partnership with the Human Library South Africa is hosting a Human Library Facebook Live book series. Running weekly until 12 December, book titles include "A Domestic Violence Survivor", "Living HIV+" and "Living with Depression". 29 Nov 2018 Read more

SACAP launches ICF-accredited online short coaching course
With more than 15 years at the forefront of coach education in the country, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced the launch of its first online short coaching course. Aimed at managers, leaders and aspiring individuals in the corporate, small and medium enterprise, non-government and government sectors, the three-month learning programme has been designed to transfer critical coaching skills for improved workplace performance. 8 Aug 2018 Read more

SACAP launches specialised HR management degree
SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) is again expanding its range of successful social sciences education programmes with the launch of a three-year undergraduate (BAppSocSci) degree with a specialisation in Human Resource Management (HRM). 5 Jul 2018 Read more

Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library
In line with the SACAP Festival of Learning's focus on generating significant conversations, the Human Library will be hosted at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town festival (18 and 25 May). This innovative concept, to inspire challenging, change-driven dialogues, involves volunteers serving as books; and 'reading' them takes the form of conversations. This will be the first time a Human Library will be staged in Johannesburg. 14 May 2018 Read more

Change dialogues at upcoming Festival of Learning
SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that the seventh annual Festival of Learning will be held in Johannesburg on 17 and 18 May, and in Cape Town on 24 and 25 May 2018. 20 Apr 2018 Read more

SACAP launches its first masters degree
SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) is taking its range of successful programmes to new heights with the launch of a masters (MSocSci) degree in community mental health promotion. 19 Mar 2018 Read more

A day in the life of a coach
If you are thinking about a career as a coach, it can be useful to get a classic 'day in the life' view to see if coaching looks like a profession that may suit you. However, the reality is that coaches come from so many walks of life, and practice their profession in so many different ways that 'A Day in the Life of a Coach' is more a coffee table book than a snapshot! 12 Feb 2018 Read more

Are we ready to coach the millennials?
In 2014, the number of millennials in the workplace overtook the baby boomers, and just a year later they surpassed Generation X workers too. By 2020, the global workforce will be significantly dominated by millennials. Growing up with tech as a given; innately connected and globally hardwired there's no doubt that the differences between millennials and previous generations are significant. Therefore, organisations can expect unprecedented cultural change as millennials become a greater force in the workplace. 22 Nov 2017 Read more

Finding depth in the coach's signature presence
As coaching has developed into a high performance profession, the ‘signature presence' of a coach has emerged as the practitioner's most significant attribute. In the past, there have been those who have thought of this ‘coaching signature' in terms of how to establish a brand identity, stand out in a crowded market-place, find a niche and draw a likeminded clientele. However, as the profession and rigour of coaching has become more established, the understanding of the concept of a coach's signature presence has developed as a characteristic that eclipses the marketing strategy. It has a deep impact on the actual client experience of the coach. 11 Sep 2017 Read more

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future. With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology). 24 Apr 2017 Read more

SACAP's coach training gains international accreditation
All three of the coaching programmes offered by SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) are now accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF, which was founded in the USA in 1995, is the world's largest coaching organisation connecting practitioners and educators in a professional community that today, spans more than 100 countries. 16 Mar 2017 Read more