SACS is a PPP and, as such, has a 25-year concession with the Department of Corrections. The correctional facility has been in operation for 11 years and is regarded as one of the best examples of correctional services and rehabilitation in South Africa as a result of having achieved the following:
- The only correctional centre on the continent to have achieved the ISO 9001 certification;
- Numerous tertiary academic achievements including the top sociology student at UNISA;
- The top learning centre for adult education and training centre in Makhado; and
- Consistent recognition by the education authorities as a centre of excellence.