Who We Are

PURCO SA is the purchasing consortium of the Higher Educational sector in Southern Africa. Our members include all South African and Namibian public universities and their allied institutions, TVET Colleges, and private higher education institutions. We focus on providing maximum benefit for our members through collaborative procurement and professional support.

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What We Do

64 Member institutions

64 higher education and associated institutions in South Africa and Namibia are PURCO SA Members.

430 contracted suppliers

We manage an extensive range of products and service contracts with more than 400 contracted suppliers.

R2.4 billion savings

Since 2010 we have saved our Member institutions over R2.4bn in procurement costs.

R2.57 billion procurement spend

In 2023 our Members spent R2.57 billion via PURCO SA-negotiated contracts.