The Southern African Association for Counselling and Development in Higher Education


About us:

The Association represents the interests of Counselling and Development services in Southern Africa. It facilitates the holistic development and professionalization of staff in the Counselling and Development Services by providing a forum and developing structures, to foster the generation and sharing of research-based and other relevant information and skills amongst its members. Professional development activities are provided through an annual conference as well as regional activities at branch level


SAACDHE strives to be a dynamic and proactive network of counselling and development service providers within higher education in Southern Africa.


Our mission is to promote and protect the interests of counselling and development service providers, and develop and monitor the delivery of counselling and development services, at institutions for higher education in Southern Africa.

Office bearers:

  • Prince Dabula: President  
  • Melissa Barnaschone: President Elect
  • Saloschini Pillay: Financial Coordinator
  •  Henry Mason: Research, Training and Development Coordinator    
  • Freda Sauls: Administrative Coordinator  
  • Nomalungelo Ntlokwana: Public & Regional Liaison Officer