Celebrating over 10 years of

Excellence in Parliamentary Strengthening


The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) was established in 2007 with the aim of strengthening Parliaments locally and regionally. SAPST’s work involves training of Committees and the Secretariat of Parliament in legislative, policy and budget analysis and reporting.

The organisation supports the conduct of public hearings by parliament committees as well as offering technical support in the review of parliament rules and procedures. SAPST also supports the conduct of constituency meetings and report-back sessions by MPs. The Trust conducts seminars to familiarise civil society, non-governmental organizations, interest groups and the general public on parliamentary practices, procedures and rules.

SAPST plays a vital role in carrying out research on key legislative and policy issues of interest to MPs and their staff. The organisation supports a University Student Internship Programme with Parliament. 


Our mission is to achieve Good Governance & Democracy through Parliamentary Strengthening & Inclusive Public Engagement.


Excellence in Parliamentary

Strengthening for Good Governance

and Democracy

Our People

We are a group of dedicated people who are passionate about making the world a better place according to our own individual talents and capacity. The SAPST team is made up of nerds, lawyers, and strategy experts, along with former corporate executives. Some of us came from academia, others cut their teeth in corporate Zimbabwe, and many have spent our entire careers in the social sector. We’re united by the conviction that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Our Partners

We work closely with partner organisations who lend their expertise

and share our determination to achieve Good Governance & Democracy through

Parliamentary Strengthening & Inclusive Public Engagement.

Current Projects

Support to Law Making 

The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) has been implementing a parliamentary strengthening programme since inception in 2007.

Increased Resource’s for Children

SAPST is implementing a project advocating for Increased and Equitable Resource Allocation and spending for Children in East and Southern Africa