WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1996 AS THE FIRST REFUGEE-LED COMMUNITY ORGANISATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

ABOUT US

The Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) was founded in 1996 as the first refugee-led community organisation in South Africa.
Today, SASA provides Advocacy and Development projects (Adult Education, Youth and Women Projects) to around 122,300 beneficiaries across the country.

SASA runs two offices (Cape Town and Pretoria) and has representatives in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), Durban, North West and Northern Cape. SASA was started to improve integration between South Africans and people who are migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. It also aims to liaise with the South African government and civil society organisations to help the Somali community.

SASA is a founding member, and currently sits as chair, of the South African Refugee Led Network.

OUR VISION

People who are refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants are self-reliant and fully integrated into South African society.

OUR VALUES

Dignity

We show respect for persons, not
because of what they do or the
rank they hold, but because they
are human. Because persons are
created in communities, respecting
dignity also means working toward
the common good within the
communities we serve.

Inclusivity

We are open to everyone and
embrace diversity. We believe
everyone has a contribution to make,
regardless of visible and invisible
differences.



Accountability 

We take responsibility for our actions
and hold ourselves accountable. As a
team, we measure and report on our
work, to allow for reflection and
improvement. We believe that others
should also be held accountable for
their actions.

OUR PARTNERS