The decision to form the Southern Africa Development Community Organisation of Public Accounts Committees (SADCOPAC) was reached in May 2002 at the exploratory meeting which was held in Kimberly, South Africa by members from SADC Countries. SADCOPAC was officially launched in October 2003 at the Wanderers Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The launch was attended by 11 member states of 'SADC' Countries namely Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles,
South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. An Interim Constitution was adopted at the launch of SADCOPAC and APAC was appointed as the Secretariat. Until at the next Annual General Meeting which was held in Tanzania in 2004 when it was decided that the secretariat be moved from South Africa to the United Republic Tanzania
Eight months after launch, the first Annual SADCOPAC Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) were held in Bagamoyo in Tanzania from 26th – 30th June 2004. Among other issues which took place was the ratification of Executive Committee and adoption of the Interim Constitution. The Constitution sets out the objectives of SADCOPAC and other matters related to the operations of SADCOPAC (a copy of the amended Constitution is available to all delegates attending this Conference and Annual General Meeting).
At the Annual General Meeting which was held in Zanzibar on 9th – 12th May 2005 the following were elected as office bearers. South Africa as a Chairperson, Zambia as a Vice Chairperson and Tanzania as Secretary General