SAPOA is a SADC regional body responsible for the postal sector. It was created in 2001 as per the SADC Protocol on Transport and Communication and Meteorology.
The mandate of SAPOA is derived from Article 11 of the SADC Protocol on Transport and Communications and its role is to ensure that every sector of the community has access to modern, efficient and diversified range of mail, financial and e-products.
The Association is composed of 14 Designated Postal Operators with the Secretariat located in Maseru, Lesotho. It has a Management Board which is supported by a Chief Executive Officers’ Forum and an Operations Directors Forum, providing technical expertise in the implementation of projects and programmes within the region.