The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) is a national organization established in Welgespruit, Johannesburg on the 31st of may 1979. COSAS was formed in an endeavor to co-ordinate students at pre tertiary level in all South African secondary and high schools and to unite all students against a discriminative education system. COSAS played a crucial role in the liberation struggle by mobilizing students towards the aims and objectives of the ANC post 1994.
COSAS still subscribes to the freedom charter free education remains as the biggest goal of the organization
Our Mission in our fight for free, fair and quality education for all
COSAS strives for and is committed to achieve dynamic, free, fair, quality and compulsory education for all, for a spirit of cooperation and trust between students, parents and teachers with values of: