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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.

SISA celebrates its 50th anniversary

2015 has seen the 50th anniversary of the formation of the South African body of Soroptimist International.  The occasion was celebrated during SISA’s annual conference and 50th AGM, held in Port Elizabeth in September 2015.  The SI club of Port … Continue reading

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Change is Inevitable, Embrace It

I have always spoken about my Soroptimist work as one long journey, filled with energy, challenges, life long friendships and the incredible opportunities of meeting like minded, strong and committed women who all wish to make a difference to the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SISA National AGM 2014 I would like to welcome you all to our National AGM which is taking place at The Riverside Estates, Hout Bay from 5 to 7 September 2014. The organising committee is working hard to ensure that … Continue reading

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Abduction of Nigerian school girls

SISA President Sally Currin on the abduction of 200 Nigerian school girls: We watch in absolute disbelief at what has happened and how the days and weeks are passing without finding the girls. This is a REAL NIGHTMARE and, of … Continue reading

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Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

Clitoraid helps FGM victims obtain restorative surgery to reverse FGM effects NAIROBI, Kenya, April 23, 2014/ — Following the tragic death of a 13-year old Kenyan girl who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) last Monday, an organization that helps FGM … Continue reading

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Future Africa Federation Conference in Pretoria

The Soroptimist International Southern Africa Network (SISAN), in partnership with the task force of the Proposed SI African Federation is hosting the Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation (SIFAF) Conference in Pretoria, Greater Metropolitan City of Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa from … Continue reading

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SISA supports Dignity Dreams

Dear Sisters Please see the project below. This such a perfect project for us…and a national collaboration would make it so much more powerful in every way. Sally Currin President: SISA DIGNITY DREAMS DIGNITY is the birth right of every … Continue reading

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Controversial rape section in Moroccan penal code could be scrapped

Morocco aims to repeal part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, according to lawmakers. Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code is a controversial holdover from the North African kingdom’s colonial era that … Continue reading

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Message from Margaret Oldroyd, President: Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd

It is with the greatest sorrow that I have just learned of the death of former President Nelson Mandela. Flags are already at half-mast in London to show the respect with which he was held in the UK. I am … Continue reading

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Soroptimist International of South Africa mourns the passing of a great man

Soroptimist International South Africa mourns the passing of a great man, the father of a nation and a kind and gentle soul and icon. “This is a sad day which reminds us of the gap that is going to be … Continue reading

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