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Red potjies and brass bands to greet shoppers this Christmas

Monday 28 November 2016 I For immediate release Salvation Army brass bands and Christmas carols in shopping malls go together. This year will see the start of a new tradition from the well-known organisation in the form of a red potjie pot to receive donations from the public. Salvation Army PR Secretary, Major Carin Holmes… READ MORE…

Salvation Army challenges service providers on child porn

Thursday 24 November 2016 I For immediate release On the eve of the 16 days of activism against violence against women and children, The Salvation Army has called on internet server companies to become highly proactive in combatting cyber child sexual abuse. Southern Africa PR Secretary for The Salvation Army, Major Carin Holmes, said: “Warnings… READ MORE…

Sunny smiles as Salvation Army brings help to Alex

Tuesday 15 November 2016 I For immediate release An Alex resident is all smiles as he receives his blanket from Lt. Colonels Dennis and Lynn Gensler. Residents of Alexandra, Johannesburg, were smiling again as they received gifts of blankets from The Salvation Army following a few days of heavy thunderstorms that flooded their houses. Members… READ MORE…

KZN Salvation Army warns of fraudsters

Thursday 27 October 2016 I For immediate release The Salvation Army in the KwaZulu/Natal Midlands has warned members of the public to be on the lookout for five young men fraudulently claiming to represent the organisation. The young men, who have obtained uniforms of the well-known church, are piggy-backing on its good name by pocketing… READ MORE…

Rejuvenation Congress 2016

THE GENERAL LEADS REJUVENATION CONGRESS CELEBRATIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA       General André Cox and World President of Women’s Ministries Commissioner Silvia Cox were greeted by the Territorial Leadership at the OR Tambo Airport. The Congress Celebrations commenced when The General and Commissioner Cox met for dinner with members of Cabinet and Territorial Advisory Board Members.… READ MORE…

New leaders for home for abandoned babies

Thursday 15 September 2016 I For immediate release Ethembeni, The Salvation Army’s home for abandoned babies, is soon to undergo a leadership change, with Captains Heather and Neil Rossouw moving on and a new leader, Captain Bongi Zulu taking their place. Ethembeni, which means “place of hope”, caters for children from birth to 3 years… READ MORE…

Generous gift makes Joseph Baynes’ shopping easier

Wednesday 13 July 2016 I For immediate release The shopping list for the Joseph Baynes Child and Youth Care Centre of The Salvation Army will be a lot easier to fulfil over the next few months, thanks to a generous donation of R100 000 worth of shopping vouchers from Save Hyper in Pietermaritzburg. In addition,… READ MORE…

Appeal for help as SA braces for the cold

Wednesday 11 May 2016 I For immediate release As South Africa braces itself for the onset of this year’s cold fronts, The Salvation Army is appealing to the public to donate blankets, clothing and food for those in need. PR Secretary for the Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army, Major Carin Holmes, says: “Every… READ MORE…

Concourt ruling a resounding affirmation of democracy and rule of law

Friday 01 April 2016 I For immediate release Yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court is a resounding affirmation of South Africa’s democratic institutions and the ultimate rule of law in our country, says The Salvation Army. Territorial Commander of the Southern African Territory of The Salvation Army, Colonel Keith Conrad, said this in reaction to… READ MORE…

Ending racism is a task for everyone

Sunday 20 March 2016 I For immediate release Overcoming racism is a daily activity that needs to be undertaken by every person in our society in respect of all others, regardless of race, colour, gender, class, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, the Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Southern Africa, Colonel Keith Conrad, has said.… READ MORE…

Salvation Army to again host Easter sunrise service

Monday 14 March 2016 I For immediate release The Salvation Army will this year once again host Cape Town’s interdenominational Easter sunrise service at Rhodes Memorial, continuing a tradition that began in the 1940s. The service, which is attended by up to one thousand people, will start at 06h20 on Sunday 28 March on the… READ MORE…

Quality education partnership collapses

Sunday, 28 February 2016 I For immediate release A three-year-old initiative between the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) to enhance teaching and learning in the province has collapsed following charges by the FBOs of the GDE “steadily ignoring” their requests for dialogue on aspects of the partnership. The initiative, Faith… READ MORE…

Falling currency will impact on services to marginalised

Sunday, 13 December 2015 I  For immediate release The Salvation Army is concerned at the knock-on impact of the falling rand on marginalised people in South Africa and on the organisation’s ability to provide services to this sector. Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in South Africa, Colonel Keith Conrad, said that the ongoing poor… READ MORE…

Salvation Army calls for an end to ukuthwala in South Africa

Monday, 7th December 2015  I  For immediate release As the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children draws to a close, The Salvation Army has called for an end to the cultural practice of ukuthwala in South Africa. “While South Africa does not appear to have the same levels of child… READ MORE…

Salvation Army advertising campaign a worldwide phenomenon

London, 6 March 2015/IHQ/ – AN innovative Salvation Army campaign in South Africa to raise awareness of domestic abuse has taken social media by storm. Only a few hours after a hard-hitting advert was published, the social media reach had hit more than 16 million people, with no signs of a slow-down. At the end… READ MORE…

The Salvation Army warns about bogus operator

Major Carin Holmes, Territorial Public Relations Secretary of The Salvation Army, has warned the public to be on the lookout for a bogus representative of the organisation currently operating in the Krugersdorp / Roodepoort area. The man wears the uniform of The Salvation Army, and claims to be a member of the Meadowlands Corps. However,… READ MORE…

Cycle to make our world a better place

Tuesday, 7th July 2015  I  For immediate release It’s great to win a race – but it’s even more satisfying to know that your efforts have helped make the world a better place. That’s the message from The Salvation Army, which is looking for cyclists in November’s Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge to ride in support… READ MORE…

Bitter cold heralds need for warmth and food

Thursday, 4th June 2015  I  For immediate release With the first big cold front of the year hitting South Africa this week, The Salvation Army has been gearing up its efforts to assist the homeless and those least able to cope with the bitter winter chill. Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary of The Salvation Army… READ MORE…

South Africans urged to reach out to earthquake victims

Thursday, 14th May 2015  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has appealed to members of the South African public to assist its relief work in earthquake-struck Nepal – and this week’s new earthquake in the battered country has made assistance even more urgently needed. Members of the organisation’s emergency response team have been bringing… READ MORE…

Criminal gang hits home for abandoned babies

Sunday, 3rd May 2015  I  For immediate release Ethembeni, The Salvation Army’s home for abandoned babies in Doornfontein, has been hit by criminals who traumatised the staff and made off with several items of value during a 40-minute attack. The gang of four struck the home just after 6.00 pm on Thursday 23 April, and… READ MORE…

Salvation Army advert triggers massive interest on social media

Friday, 6th March 2015  I  For immediate release A Salvation Army advert that used “the dress” to highlight abuse against women today triggered massive interest – almost all of it positive – on social media. The advert, which was carried by Cape Times today (Friday 6 March 2015), featured a model wearing the gold/white version… READ MORE…

Salvation Army welcomes focus on human trafficking

Friday, 27th February 2015  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has welcomed this year’s focus on World Day of Social Justice on ending human trafficking and forced labour, and has urged South Africans to make a renewed effort to bring to light instances of people, particularly women and children, being held against their will… READ MORE…

Salvation Army joins the fight against Ebola

Thursday, 18th September 2014  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has joined the fight against the deadly Ebola disease through a number of initiatives in Liberia, West Africa. Forty volunteer workers have been recruited to bolster The Salvation Army’s mobile medical clinic team in the country. The latest estimates from the WHO are that… READ MORE…

Salvation Army to again be at Sexpo

Wednesday, 17th September 2014  I  For immediate release Following the interest in raising awareness of human trafficking at last year’s Sexuality and Adult Lifestyle Exhibition (Sexpo), The Salvation Army is once again to take a stand at the 2014 event, starting in Midrand on 25 September. Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary of the Southern African… READ MORE…

Expected cold front heralds need for blankets, hot food

Wednesday, 4th June 2014  I  For immediate release With this winter’s first countrywide cold front expected to sweep across South Africa this week, The Salvation Army has appealed to the public to help provide blankets and food for people in need. The Salvation Army provides help to homeless people through soup kitchens, shelters and handing… READ MORE…

Salvation Army outraged by enslavement of Nigerian girls

Monday, 12th May 2014  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army in South Africa is outraged at the enslavement of more than 200 girls in Nigeria in mid-April, and calls on the South African government to do everything possible to bring them back home to their families. Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary for the Southern… READ MORE…

Salvation Army calls for tolerance and calm during electioneering

Thursday, 20th February 2014  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has called for tolerance and calm during electioneering, reminding South Africans of the need to act with dignity and restraint. The Church also called on voters to use the period prior to the elections on 7 May to prayerfully consider how their vote can… READ MORE…

Paying Tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Friday, 06th December 2013  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has paid tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, saying that his dedication to social justice and reconciliation is also at the heart of the mission and vision of The Salvation Army. In response to the death of South Africa’s first democratically elected President,… READ MORE…

Music festival to celebrate 130 years of The Salvation Army

Tuesday, 29th October 2013  I  For immediate release A music festival featuring the South African Navy Band is one of the ways in which The Salvation Army plans to celebrate 130 years of its presence in South Africa. The festival will be held on 7 November at the Baxter Theatre, starting at 19h00. Donation tickets… READ MORE…

Salvation Army to be at Sexpo

Wednesday, 28th August 2013  I  For immediate release Taking up the responsibility for making the world a better place, The Salvation Army, led by its Territorial Commander, Commissioner André Cox, spent its 67 minutes of community service today at Diepsloot Combined School, north of Johannesburg, to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day. A firm conviction that if… READ MORE…

Babies’ sanctuary welcomes 1000th baby

Sunday, 28th July 2013  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army’s home for abandoned and abused babies, Ethembeni, in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, yesterday officially welcomed the 1000th baby to come under its care since 1995. Baby Promise (not her real name) was born on 1st June 2013, and arrived at Ethembeni through the intervention of the… READ MORE…

Technology biggest headache for elderly

Friday, 14th June 2013  I  For immediate release Coping with fast-changing technology is one of the biggest challenges faced by older people, The Salvation Army has said on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June). Speaking on the eve of the United Nations’-designated day, Major Collette Leitch of the Emmarentia Eventide Home, said that older… READ MORE…

Bitter cold heralds need for blankets, hot food

Monday, 10th June 2013  I  For immediate release Winter for many South Africans means burrowing down in the warmth of home, snuggling up in soft clothes and sipping hot soup. But for the many homeless people who trudge the streets of our cities and towns by day and sleep on its pavements by night, winter… READ MORE…

State set to tackle child labour

Monday 09 April 2013  I  For immediate release LUYOLO MKENTANE – Labour Department says it’ll make a major announcement regarding its plans for the abuse SOUTH Africa has some of the most progressive labour laws and labour practices in the world yet child labour continues to persist in the country. The government is committed to… READ MORE…

Worcester outreach closes

Friday 05 April 2013  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army has announced the closure of its corps (church) in Worcester, Western Cape, with immediate effect. The closure is the result of dwindling membership numbers that have brought about leadership and financial challenges. Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary of the Southern African Territory of The… READ MORE…

Promote health by reporting human trafficking, says Salvation Army

Thursday, 4 April 2013  I  For immediate release To mark World Health Day on 7 April, The Salvation Army is calling on members of the public to promote the health of women and children by reporting suspected human trafficking through its toll-free hotline, 08000 RESCU (08000 73728). The hotline provides a safe and confidential platform… READ MORE…

The Salvation Army greets the new Pontiff

Thursday, 14 March 2013  I  For immediate release The Southern African Territory of The Salvation Army sends greetings to the newly-elected Pope Francis 1, assuring him of its prayers as he takes up leadership of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church. We are delighted at the appointment of the first ever Pope from the Global South.… READ MORE…

The Salvation Army to celebrate 130 years in South Africa

Wednesday, 13 March 2013  I  For immediate release Members of The Salvation Army will gather at Cape Town’s Waterfront on Saturday 30 March to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the organisation in South Africa. The celebration will take the form of a public witness service at the plaque which honours the arrival of the first… READ MORE…

Salvation Army provides dignity for aged

Monday 1 October 2012  I  For immediate release As International Day of Older Persons is marked on 1 October, The Salvation Army continues to provide a range of services for disadvantaged and vulnerable older people through its community programmes and aged care centres. The aim of the different programmes for those nearing the end of… READ MORE…

Salvation Army provides humanitarian aid to most needy

Monday 19 August 2012  I  For immediate release On World Humanitarian Day, 19th August, The Salvation Army’s wide range of health and relief services continues to provide humanitarian aid to the most needy in society. The Salvation Army provides humanitarian aid through its various health services – hospitals, rehabilitation centre, psychiatric centre, mobile and primary… READ MORE…

Hesketh King Centre gives hope to end cycle of addiction

Monday 23 July 2012  I  For immediate release A spike in gang violence in some Cape Town suburbs over the last few months has focused efforts on overcoming alcohol and drug addiction. One such initiative is the Salvation Army’s Hesketh King Treatment Centre which is providing a hopeful alternative to the seemingly endless cycle of… READ MORE…

Young Salvationists get involved in social outreach

Monday 11 June 2012  I  For immediate release Hundreds of youngsters of The Salvation Army are to reach out to their fellow young South Africans during June – Youth Month – and July in an effort to address social challenges such as drug addiction and teenage pregnancies. The outreach is part of the annual youth… READ MORE…

Brass bands attract youngsters to faith communities

Monday 11 June 2012  I  For immediate release A vibrant musical tradition – focused on its well known brass bands – plays a large part in attracting a high proportion of young people to join The Salvation Army. Recent statistics indicate that just over half of The Salvation Army’s membership is under the age of 45… READ MORE…

Salvation Army reaches out to communities in Africa

Tuesday 22 May 2012  I  For immediate release As Africa gears up to mark Africa Day on Friday 25 May, The Salvation Army (TSA) is continuing to make a difference in communities in several countries on the continent through its development projects. These include a large water and sanitation programme in Kenya, a health clinic… READ MORE…

Salvation Army appeals for blankets as winter starts to bite

Thursday 17 May 2012  I  For immediate release With the winter chill starting to bite in many parts of South Africa, The Salvation Army is appealing to the public to donate blankets and clothing to help the needy and homeless. Every winter, the organisation receives thousands of appeals for assistance to ward off the cold.… READ MORE…

New leadership for The Salvation Army

Monday 16 April 2012  I  For immediate release One of South Africa’s most vibrant Churches, The Salvation Army, is undergoing a change in its leadership as Lieutenants-Colonel William and Thalitha Langa become Territorial Leaders with the rank of Commissioner of the Southern African region on 1 May 2012. At the same time, the Church will… READ MORE…

Easter Message 2012

By Commissioner Andre Cox  I  Territorial Commissioner of The Salvation Army Southern Africa Thomas watched Jesus being crucified, and, as far as he was concerned, saw him die and be buried. His friends tried to convince him otherwise but to no avail. Often, our response to Thomas is hard. But Thomas was, in fact, a… READ MORE…

Salvation Army reaffirms efforts to support women

Tuesday 6 March 2012  I  For immediate release As the global community commemorates International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2012, The Salvation Army has vowed to redouble its efforts to support women and girl victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse. The church has developed several programmes to assist abused women and is recognised… READ MORE…

Salvation Army appeals for aid in the aftermath of Irina

Tuesday 6 March 2012  I  For immediate release As the eastern coastal areas of South Africa mop up after the destruction of tropical storm Irina, The Salvation Army has appealed to the public to provide assistance to those impacted by the heavy rains. The Salvation Army has been on high alert since the storm started… READ MORE…

Churches form part of the solution to eradicate poverty and inequality in SA

Thursday, 16th February 2012  I  For immediate release Religious groups should claim the same responsibility as politicians and local decision makers to reduce poverty and inequality in South Africa, says The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander for Southern Africa. In a statement commemorating the World Day for Social Justice (20 February 2012), Commissioner André Cox, Territorial… READ MORE…

Young girls in South African are in danger

Tuesday, 31st January 2012  I  For immediate release Recent occurrences concerning human trafficking in some parts of South Africa, prove that the issue is still rife in the country, says The Salvation Army. Troubled by recent media reports about human trafficking in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Major Margaret Stafford, National Coordinator for the organisation’s Anti-Human Trafficking… READ MORE…

Step in to help school underprivileged South Africans

Wednesday, 18th January 2012  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army is asking South Africans to utilise its SMS service so as to help the children who cannot afford to attend school this year, due to poverty and the high costs of uniforms and books. This plea is influenced by recent studies confirming that millions… READ MORE…

Celebrate women all day and everyday

Wednesday, 03 August 2011  I  For immediate release Throughout South Africa, women are involved in initiatives that are aimed at fighting poverty, crime, injustice and human trafficking. Therefore, they need to be celebrated every day and not just on special days, says the leader of The Salvation Army. “Women have come a long way in… READ MORE…

Help for missing people

25 July 2011  I  For immediate release The number of South African family members reported to the Salvation Army’s international Family Tracing Service is amongst the highest in the world. According to The Salvation Army’s tracing service statistics, the total number of names received in the beginning of this year amounts to 60, of which South… READ MORE…

67 minutes of enriching a poor community

Monday, 18th July 2011  I  For immediate release Taking up the responsibility for making the world a better place, The Salvation Army, led by its Territorial Commander, Commissioner André Cox, spent its 67 minutes of community service today at Diepsloot Combined School, north of Johannesburg, to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day. Together with other members of… READ MORE…

Human trafficking is still rife in South Africa

Thursday, 30th June 2011  I  For immediate release Human trafficking is still a serious problem in South Africa, says one of South Africa’s leading experts in the field. Major Marieke Venter, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries and its Anti-Human Trafficking Task Team, was referring to the incident involving two Chinese women who have… READ MORE…

Protect the elderly from abuse

09 June 2011  I  For immediate release South Africa is faced with the issue of hundreds of senior citizens who are neglected and abused in their own homes and by professional care givers daily. This has become one of the pressing issues in today’s society but is still treated as an unspoken problem. Captain Thataetsile… READ MORE…

The Salvation Army rebukes child labour

09 June 2011  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army is stepping up its efforts against child labour and invites the public to do the same to fight the extensive violation of children’s rights around the world. “Many children are forced into labour preventing them from getting education, health care and basic freedom,” said Major Marieke… READ MORE…

The Salvation Army thanks you!

02 June 2011  I  For immediate release The Salvation Army would like to thank Talk Radio 702, as well as the many individuals and companies who kindly donated blankets and clothes during a blanket drive hosted by the radio station in Cresta and Pretoria last week, using The Salvation Army as a beneficiary. “The response… READ MORE…

Easter 2013 Celebrations

Join us for our Easter Celebrations in Cape Town with Special Guests Commissioners William & Thalitha Langa. To find out all the information on this event, click the “Read more” link. MEETINGS Good Friday: 9-12am Westerford High School Celebration Saturday: 3pm Westerford High School Resurrection Sunday: 6am Rhodes Memorial Family Monday: 10am Hesketh King Treatment… READ MORE…

Proclaimers of the Resurrection – Commissioning and Ordination

To find out all the information on this event, click the “Read more” link. From 7-9 December 2012 in Thoyoyandou Town Hall Special Guest General Linda Bond Led by Commissioners William & Thalitha Langa Accomodation will be available for the Commissioning and Ordination of the “Proclaimers of the Resurrection” session in Thoyoyandou from 7 –… READ MORE…

Commissioning accommodation available

Accomodation will be available for the Commissioning and Ordination of the “Proclaimers of the Resurrection” session in Thoyoyandou from 7 – 9 December 2012. Read further for more information. To Download our Accomodation Database, click here. READ MORE…

International leader of The Salvation Army to visit SA

General Linda Bond – international leader of The Salvation Army – will be visiting South Africa for the Commissioning and Ordination of the Commissioning and Ordination of the “Proclaimers of the Resurrection” session in Thoyoyandou from 7 – 9 December 2012. READ MORE…

Mission Team brings Brazilian flavour to International Headquarters

YOUNG Salvationists from Brazil have brought a splash of South American colour and rhythm to International Headquarters (IHQ) in London. The 36 young people – members of the Brazil Territory’s mission team to the London 2012 Olympic Games – were shown around IHQ and met General Linda Bond before presenting two dance routines in the… READ MORE…