The main aims and activities of SAAPS are to:

  • Perform an educational function by promoting knowledge and understanding of national and international political affairs through teaching, workshops, discussion and study groups, seminars, conferences, publications and research;
  • Encourage contact and stimulate relationships among individuals and Institutions concerned with the systematic study of national and international political affairs;
  • Perform empowerment functions through a special emphasis on the encouragement and facilitation of emerging and student scholarship.