Swine Academy for Southern Africa


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Welcome to the Swine Academy for southern Africa

With the growing international demand for swine the Swine Academy for Southern Africa (SASA) offers an accredited Certificate and Diploma Qualifications, and skills courses, with innovative industry driven information to current and future Swine farmers.


We offer a SAQA accredited National Certificate (NQF 4) and National Diploma (NQF 5) in animal production, with spesialisation in Swine Production. With our world-class lectures on our e-learning platform, you can be sure to get qualified with ease!


swine farming is one of the fastest growing international enterprises



Our vision is to lead the way in advancing the knowledge, welfare, and productivity of the global swine industry. We envision a future where every aspect of swine production, from genetics and nutrition to management practices and sustainability, is continually optimized to ensure the health and well-being of the animals and the success of the producers.

Through education we strive to empower swine professionals with the insights, and skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving agricultural landscape.

With a focus on integrity, sustainability, and animal welfare, we aim to shape the future of swine production by promoting best practices, fostering collaboration across the value chain, and inspiring the next generation of swine industry leaders. Together, we can build a brighter future for swine producers, consumers, and the planet.


 Our objectives are to:

  1. Promote the holistic swine industry of southern Africa
  2. Provide an interactive and integrated academic e-platform to enable an academy of excellence driven by the swine industry
  3. Promote international responsible production standards of swine and pork products.
  4. Link southern African farmers and students to the local and international swine industry
  5. Provide online technical- and economical advisory services and information to the swine industry
  6. We aim to provide comprehensive and accessible education and training programs for swine producers, veterinarians, researchers, and industry professionals. Our courses and workshops cover a wide range of topics, including swine management, nutrition, health, genetics, and sustainable production practices. Through hands-on training, online resources, and expert-led seminars, we strive to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the swine industry.
  7. Research: We are committed to staying informed on cutting-edge research to address key challenges and opportunities facing the swine industry.


    “Food security, income through self-employment and sustaining our environment, all withing an understanding of our thoughts, are the main elements we need to teach our people to make our African continent great!”

    1. Environmental Stewardship: We recognize the importance of minimizing the environmental footprint of swine production and are dedicated to implementing sustainable practices that reduce resource consumption, mitigate pollution, and protect natural ecosystems.
    2. Social Responsibility: We prioritize animal welfare, worker safety, and community well-being in all aspects of swine production. Through education and outreach programs, we promote humane handling practices, ethical treatment of animals, and responsible use of antibiotics and other medications.
    3. Economic Viability: We believe that sustainable practices are essential for ensuring the long-term economic viability and competitiveness of the swine industry. By adopting efficient production methods, diversifying revenue streams, and embracing innovation, we help producers improve profitability and resilience in the face of economic challenges and market fluctuations. Our goal is to empower swine producers to achieve financial success while also advancing sustainability goals and meeting the evolving needs of consumers and society at large.