The SABPP is the professional body for HR practitioners in South Africa.
The South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) has joined the growing list of partners returning for the second instalment of CHRO SA’s annual HR Indaba Africa event, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 16 & 17 October 2019. The SABPP is the professional body for HR practitioners in South Africa, as well as the quality assurance body for HR learning provision. SABPP was founded in 1982 and will be 36 years old this year. In 2012 its status as professional qualifications and standards body was entrenched after it secured recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This paved the way for SABPP HR professional’s qualifications on the National Learner’s Record Database andate submissions to executive and remuneration committees. They also assist companies in the review stage by enabling them to effectively manage the annual salary adjustment process.
The SABPP”s attended last year’s event in order to network with like-minded people that have the capacity to influence business towards better HR practices as well as providing suggestions to the government.
Because this will lead to the creation of alliances, which address HR-related challenges and provide solutions for the betterment of the country as a whole. Through these alliances, knowledge and skills will be shared in order to ensure consistency across the profession. Attendance will also create a platform to share SABPP practices such as the setting of HR standards and the conducting HR audits.
SABPP head of learning and quality assurance Naren Vassan says the Indaba is a fantastic platform for building awareness around what their organisation does.
“There are quite a number of challenges facing the HR profession, many of them related to or stemming from the fact that there are too few South Africans at work. There is a low level of competency coupled with a poor education system to the extent that, instead of moving and adapting with technology advancements, the country is still lagging behind in even updating the current curriculum to the required standard,” says Naren.
“As result of these factors, there is a lack of understanding of the depth of HR, particularly with regard to learning and development where professionals need to make themselves familiar with the latest tools or risk falling behind. Organisations need to embrace innovation and learn new technology because we are now living in a world whereby technology is constantly changing and companies must be quick to adapt to changes to avoid being left behind by their competitors.”