What is a Professional Body?

• Professional Bodies have an interest in overseeing the establishment, development, maintenance, promotion and control of standards in education and training, ethical conduct and professional service and development within the frameworks of the specific professions.
What does a Professional Body do?
• Represents a recognised community of expert practitioners
• Protects the public interest in relation to services provided by its members
• Develops, awards, monitors and revoke its professional designations in terms of its own rules, legislation and/or international conventions
• Sets criteria for and promotes and monitors continuing professional development (CPD) for its members to meet the relevant professional designation requirements
• Publishes a code of conduct and operates a mechanism for the reporting and investigating of members who are alleged to have contravened the code
• Makes career advice related information available to SAQA
• Develops new qualifications under the QCTO

Examples of Published Background information on Professional Bodies registered with the SA Qualifications Authority

Council of Equine & Equestrian Professionals of South Africa (CEEPSA)

The mission of the Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals is to provide one voice for a holistic; united and non-exclusionary forum for all persons engaged in a professional capacity as a service, or product supplier in the equine and equestrian industry in South Africa and; to bind these practitioners to the prime consideration of the welfare of the horse before profit in the pursuit of excellence in their delivery of service or product.

Historically, the equine industry in South Africa has been insular and fractured in delivery to the consumer. A large motivational factor to the formation of the professional body is to provide a unifying forum for all, in an industry which is governed by the singular cohesive factor, the horse.

Professional Body for Coaching & Mentoring in South Africa (COMENSA)

In the past few years, coaching and mentoring have assumed prominence in South Africa. Because coaching and mentoring are relatively new, still-emerging disciplines in South Africa, a group of experienced business and life coaches initiated a discussion process in 2004 to facilitate the development and professionalisation of
these fields. The result was the launch, in 2006, of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) – an inclusive, umbrella professional association for individual and corporate providers of coaching and mentoring services.

COMENSA defines coaching as “a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level”. Mentoring, the other hand, is defined by COMENSA as “a partnership in which a mentee is assisted in making significant advances in knowledge, perspective and vision in order to develop their full potential; the mentor’s wisdom is utilised by the mentee to facilitate and enhance new learning and insight.”

At its launch, the founding members agreed that COMENSA will be as inclusive as possible, and all interested stakeholders were encouraged to attend meetings and help to establish and define the approach and objectives of the association.

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is the controlling body for all high performance sport in South Africa and was formed as a Section 21 Company by representatives of all the sports bodies at a general meeting held on 27 November 2004. The main business of SASCOC is to promote and develop high performance sport as defined in the National Sport and Recreation Act 110 of 1998 as amended. In addition, SASCOC is responsible for the preparation and delivery of Team South Africa at all multi-sport international games including, but not limited, to the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Games and All Africa Games.

SASCOC is fully committed to a system based upon the principles of equal opportunity, nonracialism
and non-sexism for all persons, and has dedicated itself to ensuring equitable development at national and representative level, which ensures the implementing of coordinated sports procedures and policies, which would ensure elite levels of athleticism.

Equine Research Centre News Update – May 2016

ERC News May 2016

Notice is hereby given in terms of Clause 19.10 of the CEEPSA Memorandum of Incorporation, for the 2nd Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, 4th June 2016 at 10h00 in Gauteng. Venue to be confirmed.
This meeting will be held electronically, however a quorum will still be required.
1. Welcome and Apologies
2. Managing Director’s report
3. Approval of the Annual Financial Statements
4. 2016/17 Strategic Plan
5. Presentation to chosen charity
6. Closing
1. We have opened this AGM to non-members in the interest of transparency but only members will be allowed to vote, where relevant.
2. In terms of the CEEPSA MOI this AGM may be conducted electronically, and Proxy Votes are allowed. If you would like to attend via Skype; please e-mail your Skype address to admin@ceepsa.org no later than the 1st June 2016
3. The confirmation of the Venue will be posted on the CEEPSA website and FB page no later than the 1st June 2016.

Financial Statement 2016


The following is a list of CEEPSA members, Every member has a recognized qualification, has signed a Code of Ethics and has to do ongoing Continuous Professional Development, which means that they are continually improving their skills and knowledge, ensuring that they are up to date with the latest trends and best practice.

All coaches have to have an up to date 1st Aid Certificate.

By choosing the services of any of the members below you, as a member of the public can now make an informed decision in that you can be assured that these members are who they say they are and are accountable to the professional body.



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