YPA is a South African youth driven initiative which is focused on creating significant influence in Employment, Entrepreneurship and Education. We combine the access and resources of our registered members and use these networks to create a high impact in society.


YPA is an outcomes based professional network. We set high professional standards and deliver on our commitments. We lead the association like we do our own companies.

Our members must commit to a set of values that guide behaviour. Members must LEAD, ENGAGE, PARTICIPATE, RESPECT, DEVELOP and EXECUTE on deliverables.


The Young Professionals Association of South Africa is made up of energetic, dynamic, non-racial, non-sexist youth. We are the voice of young South Africans. We aim to have meaningful impact in 3 pillars.

YPA is a vehicle for change champions that contribute to addressing challenges in education, employment and entrepreneurship in the youth space.