The South African Planning Institute (SAPI), is a voluntary non-profit organisation established in 1996 to promote planning as a discipline. SAPI is South Africa’s representative to the Commonwealth Association of Planners. SAPI is a recognized voluntary profession association of Planners.
Every two years SAPI organises a conference on planning with the following broad objectives:
- To provide the planning profession with a profile, identity, a voice and a platform to engage, comment and debate on critical issues affecting planning and development within the country and abroad;
- To strengthen the local networks and at the same time, build regional networks;
- To enhance theory and practice related to sustainable local, regional and national human and physical development planning.