Chat Rules of Engagement


Registering a comment on the SAPRA forum means  you accept the Forum Rules. The rules are not meant to be exhaustive and we reserve the right to edit posts and/or, take other action in accordance with the purpose and principles of the Forum and Chatrooms.

By posting a comment, you are agreeing to be held responsible for the information you post on these services and you are confirming that you accept and understand the following:

  • All posts and comments reflect the views of the author of that post.  SAPRA will not be held responsible for the content of any member messages or information posted.
  • Please show consideration and respect for other users and for their opinions.
  • Be sensitive to how your messages may be viewed and perceived by others.
  • Before offering advice, make sure your information is accurate. Remember, another user’s suggestion is not a substitute for a professional’s opinion. Also, what works for you may not work for everyone.
  • In accordance with policy and procedure, SAPRA will delete or edit posts (this is known as “moderation”) that are deemed to be against the purpose of Forum.

  • Please DO NOT post comments or messages which:

  • are obscene, insulting or considered malicious to others;
  • are disrespectful of other people's views;
  • do not reflect the purpose or theme of the specific Forum;
  • disclose the identity or contact details of any other person without their explicit and prior consent;
  • seek to engage with other service users for the purpose of recruitment for research, marketing, media coverage, usership organisations or political activism.
  • post articles or excerpts from articles, comments, images or links that advertise any products, websites, third parties, agencies or services without prior permission from SAPRA (please email your request to info@sapra.org.za).

  • Zero Tolerance Policy

    SAPRA operates a zero tolerance policy with regards to the abuse of other users or staff. This is known as “cyberbullying” where it occurs online. Personal or targeted insults, threats, obscene comments and aggressive outbursts directed at other service users or at staff will not be tolerated. Users who persist in engaging in this way may be banned from SAPRA services. Please report any abusive posts or incidences of cyberbullying to info@sapra.org.za.