General information on South Africa

Former president and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was one of the most renowned advocates of SOS Children's Villages in South Africa. Against the background of South Africa's HIV/AIDS pandemic, the organisation focuses on implementing community-based childcare & support programmes in order to help vulnerable children and their families.

Taking a nap - photo: P. Wittmann
Brothers and sisters grow up together in an SOS family - photo: SOS archives
The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary democracy situated in Southern Africa. In 1994, South Africa saw its first universal elections. By an overwhelming margin, they were won by the African National Congress, which has been in power ever since.
Studying hard - photo: B. Dimbleby
Children in our care can play in safety - photo: SOS archives

 

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