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About Soroptimist International South Africa

Soroptimist International South Africa (SISA) is part of a worldwide organisation of women with a social conscience who strive to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls. Soroptimists work together and with international partnerships to act as a global voice for women through Awareness, Advocacy and Action.

Mapula Embroideries News Flash

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Mapula Embroidery Project has, since December 2016, been registered as THE MAPULA EMBROIDERY TRUST and will from now on be introduced to the public as Mapula Embroideries. Mapula Embroideries is … Continue reading

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Soroptimists contribute towards fire relief

The Soroptimists of South Africa contributed R20 200 towards the needs of the fire fighter and other people in communities affected by the recent fires in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth. Communication via social media quickly had members pulling … Continue reading

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SISA Conference 2017

The 52nd SISA Annual Conference and AGM will be hosted by SI Durban from 1 to 3 September 2017. Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Federation President Ann Hodgson will be the guest of honour at this Conference.

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Message from SISA President

After being a Soroptimist for over 20 years, it is a great privilege to be able to serve as the SISA national president. South Africa is a land of great women and every opportunity for Soroptimists to do much to … Continue reading

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SISA AGM and Conference 2016

The 51st SISA AGM and Conference took place in Pretoria from 2 to 4 September 2016. It was attended by over 40 delegates and observers from over South Africa, with Berit Smestad Paulsen, President of SI Oslo in Norway adding … Continue reading

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SISA 2016 Conference and AGM

Soroptimist International South Africa’s 51st Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held at the Courtyard Hotel, Arcadia, Pretoria from 2 to 4 September 2016. More information and registration forms are available from your Club Secretary or the Conference Secretary at … Continue reading

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SI Pretoria and SI Tshwane now SI Pretoria-Tshwane

The SI Pretoria Club and the SI Tshwane club, after long deliberation and hard work in the background, amalgamated to form one strong club called SI Pretoria-Tshwane. The chartering of the new club took place on Saturday, 28 May 2016 … Continue reading

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Val turns 90

Val Christoffersen of SI Cape of Good Hope turned 90 this month. Celebrations included a high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, lunch with friends and her daughter from Australia, and celebrations at the Club meeting. She is well-known among … Continue reading

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Soroptimist International South Africa’s April Road Trip

By Lisette Genseberger, SI South Africa President 2014-2016, FECC Councillor South Africa My trip began with a 75-minute internal flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth on 14 April.  I was there as a guest of the Port Elizabeth club which was organising … Continue reading

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Letter from the SISA President

January 2016 I would like to start by wishing all the South African Soroptimists a productive, happy and fun-filled year. I am now in my second term of office and am still energised and driven to help make a difference … Continue reading

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