To date, since SANACO’s formation in 2009, the movement has manage to reach out to many primary cooperatives
across the country, mostly found in deep rural areas of South Africa. The organisation is a member of NEDLAC
thereby replaces the former cooperative referred to as the National Co-operative Association of South Africa.
Furthermore, SANACO has applied for the International Co-operative Alliance membership. As provisional member
of ICA the organisation has recently participated in the Africa Inter Ministerial Technical Conference and
the Africa International Co-operative Alliance Conference. Jointly with the Zimbabwean counterpart SANACO with
the assistance of the department of trade and Industry will be coordinating the facilitation of the establishment
of the Southern African Development Community International Cooperative Alliance.
SANACO National had its National Elective conference on
28th March 2014, the event was witnessed by all Provincial structures of SANACO, the Department of Rural Development
Department of Trade and Industry