The Woodworking Association of Pretoria was established during 1989 as a non-profit association with the purpose of bringing together woodworkers in all disciplines in  the Pretoria area of South Africa.

Its objectives are, amongst others, the dissemination of information on wood and woodwork, to create co-operation between members, to exchange ideas and knowledge, to organise regular meetings, workshops and competitions of members in the various disciplines of woodwork, to issue a regular newsletter to members and to liaise with other similar associations and clubs in South Africa.  Membership is open to any person interested in woodwork who applies on the prescribed application form and pays the annual subscription. The Association currently has more than one hundred members.

Meetings of general interest to all members are held monthly while the different interest groups (the Woodturners and the Cabinet Makers) also meet monthly.