The Association for Office Professionals of South Africa is a non-profit Association, founded in 1982, for administrative assistants, administration managers, executive assistants, executive officers, clerical assistants, office managers, personal assistants, receptionists, secretaries and data capturers – in fact all administrative professionals. In 2017 OPSA was recognised by SAQA as a professional body (ID 1027)

Our Vision

To be the leading professional association in developing ethical standards of practice and excellence for administrative professionals in Africa.

Our Core values

Diversity:  respecting the dignity and value of all individuals.
Integrity:  demonstrating actions that are honest, loyal and ethical aligned to our vision and mission.
Transparency:  conducting business in an open and accountable manner to the benefit of our members and partners.
Excellence:  being the go-to place for relevant resources and expertise for individuals and organisations to ensure growth and development.
Creativity:  passionately pursuing innovative approaches which enhance service standards.

Our Mission

To ensure and promote quality assurance in the administrative profession through:

  • Developing ethical standards of practice aligned to relevant global best practices
  • Providing suitable and applicable standards that will enhance service excellence in the administrative profession
  • Advising and supporting organizations about matters relating to the administrative profession
  • Supporting and encouraging members in continuous professional and career path development
  • Promoting innovative systems and technological advancements that enhance productivity
  • Recognising excellence within the administrative profession and creating meaningful platforms for networking
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