SI JOHANNESBURG

General Information

Club Name: SI Johannesburg

National Association:  Soroptimist International South Africa (SISA)

Network:  Soroptimist International Southern African Network (SISAN)

Federation:  Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI)

City: Johannesburg

Charter Date:  June 1963

Current Number of Members: 19

Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number:

Postal Address: P O Box 411402, Craighall. 2024

Email:  SIJohannesburg1@gmail.com

Website: www.soroptimistsouthafrica.org

Facebook: Soroptimist International Johannesburg

Banking Details

Bank Name: Please use donate button on SISAN website and specify for SI Johannesburg
Account No:
Branch Code:

General Meeting

When: Third Monday night of the month
Where: The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg
Time: 17h00 for 17h30

Executive Meeting

When: N/A

Friendship Links: 12

Hobart, Tasmania
Dunfermline, Scotland
Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Cody, USA
Nairobi, Kenya
Manchester, England
Greenock, Scotland
Helsinki, Finland
Solihull, England
Surrey, England
Reigate, England
Liverpool, England

Important Calendar Dates

Annual General Meeting: January – date varies but usually 3rd or 4th Monday

Current Projects

  • Sithabile Youth and Child Care Centre
  • Aurora
  • Diepsloot Pre Primary School and three creches
  • National Children’s Theatre Trust
  • Knitting Beanies for children at Sithabile and in creches

KEY PROJECTS

Aurora

The Aurora Project which involves SI Johannesburg in collaboration with the South African Association of women Graduates and Kingsmead School runs three seminars annually. The aim of the seminars is to enhance the self-esteem of the girls in grades 10, 11 and 12 and enable them succeed in their lives. Some of the topics included are life skills, health, careers, safety, teenage pregnancy, money matters, bullying and other forms of abuseThere has been positive feedback from the schools involved. The project has received funding from University of the Witwatersrand.

 

Sithabile Youth and Child Care Centre

Mrs Thabisile Msezane, a past SI Johannesburg president, her husband, Solly, and daughter, Nandi, run the Centre. There are about 40 children under their care mainly of primary school age and younger who all attend the local schools. The club has supported the Centre as much as it is able to. There are many success stories of men and women who have grown up at Sithabile: eg Tebogo who graduated this year in Mining Engineering and Musi, a school teacher, who is helping to manage Sithabile.

 

National Children’s Theatre Trust (new project)

SI Johannesburg is sponsoring under-privileged children to attend the workshops run at the National Children’s Theatre on Saturdays to teach them subjects such as dancing, acting, singing and physical theatre. Children from Sithabile and from Diepsloot West pre-primary have attended some of the plays put on at the NCT through courtesy of Ms Moira Katz, the CEO and a Soroptimist member and former Club President.