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


Joe Pillay

Deputy Chairperson

Sue Minaar


Jennifer Cosslett

Treasurer & Memberships

Shingayi Chiwota


Zelda Wolfsohn


Michelle Decker

Board Member

Fleur Durbach

Past Chairperson

Jean James Smith

Board Member

Dudu Buthelezi

Board Member

Events in 2022

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.