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The mission of the Southern African Polygraph Federation (SAPFED) is to co-ordinate and consolidate the activities of the polygraph profession and the polygraph industry in Southern Africa. Through its constitution the South African Polygraph Federation advances the highest standards of professional, moral and ethical conduct. 

The SAPFED Regulations promote a unity of purpose among the Federation and its members. It furthermore seeks to protect both the general public and Federation members through guidelines that ensure the highest standards of professional, moral, and ethical conduct.

These documents contain specifics with regard to the calibration of polygraph devices from their manufacturers.

This Model Policy for Quality Assurance is provided to assist field practitioners and other professionals in the determination of compliance with established standards and best practices. 

SAPFED is proud to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – SA Chapter. The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.  The ACFE is a member body with members across the world, and one of the objectives is to reduce business fraud worldwide and inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity of the anti-fraud profession. By signing the agreement – the ACFE acknowledges SAPFED as a self-regulating Association for all Polygraph Examiners and acknowledges the fact that all SAPFED members adhere to the Professional Standards, Code of Ethics and Bylaws applicable to SA and Internationally. The MOU also allows all SAPFED members attend ACFE training at the ACFE SA member rate.  The minimum standards set out by the ACFE SA chapter is in line with the SAPFED standards and all SAPFED and ACFE members will use the minimum standards as a guideline when making use of a Polygraph examiner in SA.

The Protection of Personal Information Act establishes the minimum guidelines for the collection, processing, storing and sharing of personal information. The Act provides for the issuing of codes of conduct, the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communication, and regulates the flow of personal information across South African borders.

I am writing in my capacity as the President of the Southern African Polygraph Federation referring to an article published in You magazine on 24 October 2019 entitled “LIAR, LIAR” and authored by Amit Katwala.