About Us

Our Mission

There’s this notion that to grow the world, you have to be ruthless. But we know there’s a better way to grow. One where what’s good for the bottom line is also good for the people of South Africa. We believe people can grow with a conscience, and succeed with a soul — and that they can do it with certainty. That’s why we’ve created a platform uniting software, education, and community to help people grow better every day.

Our Vision

We tried starting a company that would make a difference in our country, a company was born: South African Online Academy. It was founded on “making life better for others”, the notion that people don’t want their life to be interrupted by education or lack thereof — they want to be helped.

Today, the inbound movement continues to empower young South Africans throughout this great country to stop interrupting, start helping, and return their focus to their life.

SAOA Created an online e-learning platform on the basis of the skill training programs that WorkSafe Academy offers.

Worksafe CC has been established in 1996 and was primarily involved in training and consultation within the Health, Safety, Security, Risk Assessment and Risk / Loss Management sector, with over 12,000 trained individuals.

In 2016 Worksafe was converted to (Pty) Ltd, and with a new vision of getting training to thousands of people that need it but can’t afford it, as such the Bursary program was developed get local companies to agree to pay for the bursaries in return, they get Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) points, and help resolve the education crisis in South Africa that is a positive Public Relationship boost for the companies.

The online platform was developed so that we can reach the people that needs the training the most, due to the infrastructure the students had minimal expenditure to get qualified and Worksafe can now reach into all 9 provinces.

The skills programs on the e-learning platform are non-credit bearing skills courses. All programs are aligned with an accredited training provider: Tshwane Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education (Registration no: 2016/FE07/003), accredited with Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance (Accreditation no: FET00033-PA), and accredited with The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) (Accreditation no: Nated/16/0194).

The existing MOU is guiding the relationship between the WorkSafe Academy and Tshwane Institute of Technology.

Accreditation Provided and Powered by:

Tshwane Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Education. Registration no: 2016/FE07/003.
Tshwane Institute of Technology is accredited by Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance. Accreditation no: FET00033-PA.
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Nated/16/0194.

Worksafe CC has been established in 1996 and was primarily involved in training and consultation within the Health, Safety, Security, Risk Assessment and Risk / Loss Management sector, with over 12,000 trained individuals.

In 2016 Worksafe was converted to (Pty) Ltd, and with a new vision of getting training to thousands of people that need it but can’t afford it, as such the Bursary program was developed get local companies to agree to pay for the bursaries in return, they get Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) points, and help resolve the education crisis in South Africa that is a positive Public Relationship boost for the companies.

An Online platform was developed so that we can reach the people that needs the training the most, due to the infrastructure the students had minimal expenditure to get qualified and Worksafe can now reach into all 9 provinces.

Since the new vision and implementation late 2016 to end 2018 Worksafe has trained an addition 5,000 students through the bursary program.

The Worksafe platform has been upgraded and are looking to do an additional 10,000 bursaries in 2019 calendar year.

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