The NSPCA operates on a national basis with dedicated Inspectors in specialised units which each cover specific animal welfare issues.
SPCAs in South Africa are governed by the SPCA Act 169 of 1993 which is administered by the NSPCA, constituting us as a statutory body.
In an unanimous judgement handed in the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 2016, it was ruled that the NSPCA has the statutory power to institute private prosecutions.
Our Training Unit ensures that all SPCA Inspectors around the country receive a high standard of training to equip them in undertaking their field duties and in enforcing the Animals Protection Act No. 71 of 1962 when deliberate cruelty takes place.