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Ministry Snapshots

  • Overview

    COVID-19 upon our personal lives and it is similar in our SU work. But I am grateful to be involved with a team that has continued to push our work with young people in creative and useful ways to take the gaps that the pandemic has provided for us in which to minister. The challenges are complex, but SU South Africa still managed to reach around 55,000 young people throughout 2021. We praise God for His kindness. He has answered our prayers. We’ve called to God this year and He has answered. Prayer has been a major focus and the prayer team led by Daryl Henning has helped to keep prayer on the front burner with weekly SU zoom prayer meetings, monthly prayer calendars and weekly staff prayer focuses. The experiments in digital communications from 2020 became quite normal for us in 2021 as SU staff met monthly for devotions, the directors team met weekly and Council met quarterly, all online. These online gatherings have helped to facilitate important discussions leading to a model, adopted by Council, that significantly changed our budgeting processes and responsibilities in an effort to create a more sustainable SU. This seems to have been helpful. One other major transition has been in the shift from IQ to Xero as a new accounting system. Alice Chinya led this process and it has simplified the bookkeeping system and provided helpful report generation capabilities while greatly reducing the staff hours needed to process SU financial information. The cost savings have been significant. But most exciting for all of us has been the return to in person children’s ministry. New teams have been planted in new schools and we are finding church partners excited about ministry to young people. These children are in need—trauma and anxiety levels have increased and the door for ministry appears to be open. And in the midst of our financial challenges, we still believe that we are meant to fill many of these gaps. We are trusting God for increased funding in 2022 to reach the young people that we believe He has waiting for us. Please join me in praying for a massive harvest in 2022.”

Contact Details

  • Head Office

    83 Campground Road
    Rondebosch 7701
    Cape Town
    South Africa





    • Leadership

      National Chairperson: Ant Ryan

      National Treasurer: Peter Golesworthy

      Operations Chairman: Vacante

    • National Office

      Director: Tim Black

      Finance Manager: Alice Chinya

      Bookkeeper: Michelle Pulker

      Development Coordinator: Cynthia Ncube

      IT Manager: Marc Nadler

      Human Resources: Sharon Viljoen

      Financial Administrator: Lucinda Hendricks

      IT Assistant: Wesley Erasmus

      Marketing Assistant and Receptionist: Mercedes Erasmus

      Prayer Coordinator: Daryl Henning

      Operations Director: Alan Pitt

    • Bookshops

      Bookshops (Gen Manager): Grant Griffiths

      Bookshop Assistant: Charmaine Willenburg

      Shipping Supervisor: Naomi Panti

  • Algoa

    1 King George’s Road
    Mill Park
    Port Elizabeth 6001



    • Regional Team

      Chair: Lynda Burke

      Regional Director: Sam Otigo

      SU Workers: Natasha Prince, Vuyokazi Hoza

      Admin: Paul Sawyer

  • Amatola

    16 Greenwood Street
    Berea 5241



    • Regional Team

      Acting Regional Director: Matthew Tarboton

      SU Workers: Ntsikelelo Kama, Mzwabantu Ndzima

  • Gauteng North

    PO Box 95289
    Waterkloof 0145



    • Regional Team

      Regional Director: Vacant

      Assistant Director: Maggie Mamorobela

      SU Workers: Anastecia Kaunda, Welsh Dube

  • Gauteng South

    • Regional Team

      Regional Director: Vacant

      SU Workers: Martha Nhlapo, Warren Peters

      Administration: Wendy Khoza

  • Glenhaven Camp Centre

    PO Box 25
    Underberg, 4590


    • Regional Team

      Centre & Programme Directors: Sarah & Dale Robertson

      Bookshop Manager: Vacant

  • Ikemeleng Youth Centre

    PO Box 326
    Alexandra 2014


    • Regional Team

      Centre Director: Jeff Riyandane

      SU Worker: Bonginkosi Nkosi

  • Johannesburg

    107 Corner 2nd Street
    Lilian Road
    Sandton



    • Regional Team

      Regional Director: Thabo Putu

      SU Worker: Martha Nhlapo, Kwala Mapena, Cynthia Schafer

      Worker: Brighton Chikweti

      Administration: Wendy Khoza

      Bookshop Manager: Nolene Mponda

  • Kadesh Barnea Campsite

    PO Box 212
    Skeerpoort 0231


  • KwaZulu Natal

    70 Musgrave Road
    Durban, 4001


    • Regional Team

      Regional Directors: Jayce Naidoo, Garland Sam

      SU Workers: Neo Mashau, Peter Nuttall, Helen Nkosi, Kyle Middleton, Sboniso Shabane, Morason Sikobi, Yolande van Niekerk, Hlengiwe Ndlovu, Sim Cele, Luyanda Sithole, Joseph Akban, Nonzwakazi Natasha

      Administrator: Sonia Nunthoolall

  • Stoney Ridge Campsite

    PO Box 731
    Hekpoort 2800


    • Regional Team

      Centre & Programme Director: Trust & Barbra Mukwashi

  • SU Independent Schools

    PO Box 13
    Winterton, 3340


    • Regional Team

      Regional Director: Alison Coleman

      Administrator: Sarah Williams

  • Western Cape

    14 Park Road
    Rondebosch
    Cape Town 7700


    • Regional Team

      Regional Director: Grant Peers

      SU Workers: Karen Meyer, Celeste Bossr, Shenick Visser

      Receptionist: Jody Potts

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All about South Africa

  • Population

    49,004,031

  • Religions

    Protestant 36.6%, Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 1.5%, Other Christian 36%, Other 2.3%, Unspecified 1.4%, None 15.1%

  • Population under 15

    28.5%

  • Official languages

    IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, siSwati, Tshivenda and isiNdebele