SAPNA is the South African Professional Network Association, a networking and empowerment organisation for professionals in occupation, and entrepreneurs. SAPNA supports the development of professionals and entrepreneurs by creating engaging opportunities through networking events, empowerment programmes, mentorship and social impact initiatives.

SAPNA was established in 2012 and launched in 2014 by a group of passionate professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries who appreciate the importance of establishing and growing wide professional networks.

If you want to take your business or career to the next level, be empowered and give back to your community, join SAPNA.

Our Vision

The vision of SAPNA is to be a leading and distinctive platform for world-shapers to impact the communities they live and work in.

Our Mission

  • to create a platform for professionals to master the art of networking
  • to empower professionals by encouraging sustainable wealth creation and preservation
  • to profile role models by sharing their experiences and learnings from their personal journey of success
  • to influence practical change and transformation in communities
  • to encourage a culture of giving back by mentoring youth to succeed

Where our journey began

SAPNA was launched in Johannesburg in March 2014 at a fully booked event which attracted a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs. Delegates were offered great networking opportunities and a presentation by Allan Gray on Wealth, Legacy & Identity, which was thought-provoking and inspiring.

The keynote address was given by business woman, Ipeleng Mkhari, allowing the audience to connect and engage her, as she shared some of her personal experiences in life and in business. The message was loud and clear that success comes at a price, but if you are committed to your dream you would achieve it against all odds. Ipeleng spoke about how adversity propelled her to achieve success.

SAPNA is passionate about empowering South Africans through education on how to create sustainable wealth and leave a legacy. South Africa lacks sufficient platforms where professionals and entrepreneurs can obtain support and guidance. SAPNA was established to serve as a networking platform where professionals and entrepreneurs can have meaningful engagement by sharing experiences.
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