How to Join

Learn By Doing

Our membership is composed of parents/care-givers and professionals involved with learning difficulties, for example, teachers, remedial therapists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, speech therapists, audiologists, physiotherapists, general practitioners and medical specialists. 

How We Contribute

The SAALED Board and various individual members are actively involved in monitoring and commenting on policy initiatives and discussion documents emanating from National and Provincial Education Departments. Among other things, SAALED has also contributed to the National Education Policy Investigation and made submissions to the National Commission on Special Needs in Education and Training (NCSNET).


Shirley Gray


Michelle Decker

Deputy Chairperson

Joe Pillay


Jennifer Cosslett


Chaland van Zyl

Board Member

Fleur Durbach

Board Member

Lerato Shuping

Board Member

Pearl Makhene

Board Member

Ruan Fourie

Board Member

Shannon Jacobs

Board Member

Tarryn McLaren

Board Member

Events in 2024

Committee Members

Years Established

Non-Discrimination Policy

SAALED does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members. View our Privacy Policy here.