Formed in 2003, the Associated Distributors of Educational Supplies in Southern Africa, is a body representing educational suppliers in their dealings with government departments, educational institutions and other interested parties. It is an independent organisation, and is funded by subscriptions from member companies. There are currently over 40 companies that are members of ADESSA.
ADESSA as an association promotes professionalism amongst its members, and aims to deliver an edge in education. It also offers member companies one powerful unified voice in dealings with educational institutions and other organisations.