South Africa

Leader:  Zameka Sijadu
National Committee President

Capital:  Pretoria (administrative);
Cape Town (legislative);
Bloemfontein (judiciary)

South Africa map


  • Pray for Godly governance in how South Africa responds towards the war in Ukraine. Pray that President Ramaphosa would respond in boldness and without fear.
  • Please pray that South Africa aligns to a favorable position towards Israel.

Pray for Aglow:

  • Pray for Aglow to expand to throughout all the Provinces.
  • Pray for Game Changers to be received with excitement by all.
  • Pray for unity of the Spirit.

Prophetic Proclaimation

  • “Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you UNTIL I have done what I have spoken to you!” Genesis 28:15 
  • Lord, Your long–awaited TIME has come for South Africa! South Africa is victorious for the Kingdom of Heaven and declares victory for the entire continent of Africa!

Interesting Facts About South Africa

South Africa flag

Background: Some of the earliest human remains in the fossil record are found in South Africa. By about A.D. 500, Bantu speaking groups began settling into what is now northeastern South Africa displacing Khoisan speaking groups to the southwest. Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of present-day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the settlers of Dutch descent (Afrikaners, also called “Boers” (farmers) at the time) trekked north to found their own republics, Transvaal and Orange Free State. In the 1820s, several decades of wars began as the Zulus expanded their territory, moving out of what is today southeastern South Africa and clashing with other indigenous peoples and with expanding European settlements. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration from Europe.

The Anglo-Zulu War (1879) resulted in the incorporation of the Zulu kingdom’s territory into the British Empire. Subsequently, the Afrikaner republics were incorporated into the British Empire after their defeat in the Second South African War (1899-1902). However, the British and the Afrikaners ruled together beginning in 1910 under the Union of South Africa, which became a republic in 1961 after a whites-only referendum. In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid – billed as “separate development” of the races – which favored the white minority at the expense of the black majority and other non-white groups. The African National Congress (ANC) led the opposition to apartheid and many top ANC leaders, such as Nelson MANDELA, spent decades in South Africa’s prisons. Internal protests and insurgency, as well as boycotts by some Western nations and institutions, led to the regime’s eventual willingness to negotiate a peaceful transition to majority rule.

The first multi-racial elections in 1994 following the end of apartheid ushered in majority rule under an ANC-led government. South Africa has since struggled to address apartheid-era imbalances in wealth, housing, education, and health care. Jacob ZUMA became president in 2009 and was reelected in 2014, but resigned in February 2018 after numerous corruption scandals and gains by opposition parties in municipal elections in 2016. His successor, Cyril RAMAPHOSA, has made some progress in reigning in corruption, though many challenges persist. In May 2019 national elections, the country’s sixth since the end of apartheid, the ANC won a majority of parliamentary seats, delivering RAMAPHOSA a five-year term.

Government Type: parliamentary republic

Population: 56,978,635 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Black African 80.9%, Colored 8.8%, White 7.8%, Indian/Asian 2.5% (2018 est.)

Languages: isiZulu (official) 24.7%, isiXhosa (official) 15.6%, Afrikaans (official) 12.1%, Sepedi (official) 9.8%, Setswana (official) 8.9%, English (official) 8.4%, Sesotho (official) 8%, Xitsonga (official) 4%, siSwati (official) 2.6%, Tshivenda (official) 2.5%, isiNdebele (official) 1.6%, other (includes Khoi, Nama, and San languages) 1.9% (2017 est.)

Religions: Christian 86%, ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religions 5.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other 1.5%, nothing in particular 5.2% (2015 est.)

Interesting Facts information from the website.  Read more about South Africa


  1. Huguette Kenj on April 14, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Good morning beloved,

    Is there any Aglow regional office in Johannesburg?

    • Nancy McDaniel on April 15, 2024 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you for inquiring. Someone will be in touch with you by email. God bless you!

  2. Memory Mketo on January 6, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Good day

    Compliments of the new year
    I would love to join your organization.

    • Nancy McDaniel on January 8, 2024 at 6:41 pm

      God bless you! Someone from our office will be in touch with you.

  3. Tshepiso Mnumzana on December 23, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Good day.
    May you kindly provide me with contacts of leadership in Bloemfontein or Free State.
    I would like to take up membership and get involved.

  4. Antonia Malavi on August 29, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Good morning. May you please provide me with contact number of Pretoria or Johannesburg branch.

    • Nancy McDaniel on August 30, 2023 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you for your inquiry. Someone will be in touch with you by email. God bless you!

    • E Nelson on October 8, 2023 at 7:29 am

      Good morning, please provide me with contact details for Pretoria branch.

  5. Lewis on July 31, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    Am looking for Aglow international in capetown please!

    • Nancy McDaniel on August 30, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      Someone from our office will be in touch with you. God bless you!

  6. Eric Herve on July 29, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Good day,

    I am a member of Aglow international Cameroon, and yoday i am based in South Africa, more precisely Pretoria. I have been trying to get hold of Aglow International South Africa unsuccessfully.

    Can anyone provides me with the contacts details of Aglow International South Africa, may the National Comitee Leader, Secretary or any other person who will be able to guidr me through?

    Kinds regards,

  7. Shirley Naude on February 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Do you have Woman’s Aglow in the Free-State.

    • Shirley Naude on February 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Please contact me please. I am in South Africa. 083 3799088

  8. Beauty Senabe on September 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Please update me on the planned activities and developments; partcularly those pertaining to Women Leadesrhip initiatives.

    • Martha on September 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you for your interest in Aglow South Africa. We have active Aglow groups in a number of cities. Please contact South Africa Aglow National President Noreen de Gouveia at for more information.

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