|The South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO) represents members in science and engineering disciplines, including architecture, project management, urban design and regional planning. According to its website, SABTACO's mission is to 'facilitate the creation of an environment conducive to the development and promotion of technology for the socio-economic development of South Africa.' Its objectives are to:
'advance and promote theory and practice of technical disciplines in the black community
promote the interests of our members and other stakeholders
address the unique problems, needs and aspirations of black professionals
[promote] high standards of professionalism
promote technical education and training
conduct research in technical disciplines and to assist and co-operate with any statutory or other bodies concerned.'
SABTACO's membership consists of thousands of practitioners, graduates, technicians and students and it has branches in the nine provinces of South Africa.
SABTACO is signatory to the Construction Sector Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter.