EASTERN CAPE – BUTTERWORTH
Our emblem is the cow. The cow helps when ploughing and provides meat, which is used when celebrating.
You can make drums with the skins and glue out of the horns.
Regional Commissioner : Nomzi Manganyelwa
Cell: 072 017 7380
Office Details: 11 Old Hospital Road, Ext 7 Newtown, Butterworth 4960
EASTERN CAPE – CAPE EAST
Our emblem was designed by Miss Dorothy Savage and this is a quote from her letter that was sent to the Region about two months before she passed away. “I chose the ship in full sail to represent the fleet of Vasco da Gama arriving at our coast. I like to think the emblem reminds the Guides of the great courage of these and other early explorers and their spirit of adventure, and of the Settlers who later came to our Eastern Province. These men and women battled against immense difficulties, often setting up homes almost bare of necessities. They set us an example of how to fend for ourselves.”
Also a quote from the late Mrs Phobe Bromiley during her term as Provincial Commissioner – Cape East – “Miss Savage also designed and made our Cape East Standard – Besides being a clever and artistic woman, she was a wonderful Guide and an example to all other Guides.”
Regional Commissioner: Jean Kemp
Cell: 083 774 4662
Office Details: Tel: 041 364 2658 , Fax: 041 365 0295,
88 Lucas Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth 6055
EASTERN CAPE – CENTRAL
The Regional emblem has 3 aspects: the Aloe, sunshine and mountain. The Aloe is an indigenous plant and is dominant in the area. Most households use it for medicinal purposes. The Aloe is a strong plant – that is what we want in Guiding and to be able to survive in various droughts or difficulties. Sunshine is the beginning of a new, adventurous day. When the sun is shining we believe in new promising things. Mountains and hills surround us and they beautify our Region.
Regional Commissioner: Nomonde Mvemve
Cell: 082 796 9836
Office Details: 3687 N.U.12, Mdantsane , 5219
EASTERN CAPE – EG KEI
Regional Commissioner: Nokuthula Motalingoane
Cell: 082 479 5759
Office Details: P O Box 410 Matatiele 4730
EASTERN CAPE – MGWALI
The Xhosa woman with the Calabash is walking down to the Girl Guide Community Centre (Elukhanyiswen) to get skills which are like water in their lives.
Mgwali Region is the newest Girl Guides Region in the Eastern Cape. It is situated in the Engcobo District. The Region is named in honour of the late Dr Wonga Mbekeni and the late Mr Makhululu Njozela who contributed significantly to the Girl Guides in the district. Both gentlemen had played on the banks and swum in the river and had even drunk water from the Mgwali River.
Regional Commissioner: Xoliswa Mtshixa
Cell: 082 255 0696
Office Details: P O Box 98, Coghlan 5054
EASTERN CAPE – MTHATHA REGION
Cell: 082 353 5766
Office details: P O Box 18, Mthatha 5099
EASTERN CAPE – QUEENSTOWN REGION
Our emblem is the Aloe. It grows even if it is between the stones. The Aloe is indigenous to the area. It grows under any circumstances. Medicines are produced from the Aloe plant. It is a tall plant which represents the growth that the Region wants to achieve. The stem, even if old, doesn’t fall easily.
Regional Commissioner: Nonzukiso Madwanya
Cell: 083 256 6931
Office Details: P O Box 90, Malteno 5500
FREE STATE – ORANGIA REGION
The three stylised lilies, which grow in the area, represent the three parts of our Promise. The orange background represents the Province and the circle of the lilies with the line represents the sun shining over the Girl Guides.
Regional Commissioner: Margaret Corbel
Cell: 084 733 4683
Office Details: 91 Deale Road, Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein 9301
Regional Commissioner : Lesley McGillivray
Office Details: Trefoil Park, Delta Park,Road no. 3, Victory Park Johannesburg
P O Box 798, Randburg, 2125
Tel: 011 888 5411
Opening Times: Wednesday from 13h00 – 16h00 Saturday from 9h00 – 11h00
The Regional logo is the male Long Tailed Black Widow bird which is frequently seen flying low above the highveld grass in the area.
The Region encompasses the Metropolitan Municipality of Ekhuruleni (Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Daveyton, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park).
Regional Commissioner: Susan Vorster
Office details: 65 van Rooyen Street, Morehill, Benoni
P O Box 4105 Germiston South 1411
Phone: 011 425 2536, Fax: 011 849 7025
Office hours: Friday from 09h00 to 16h00 during school terms
The Barberton Daisy was chosen as our emblem as it was feminine and colourful.
Regional Commissioner: Rose Kennedy
Office Details: 26 Mini street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
Tel: 012 344 3220 , Fax 086 697 2225
Office Hours: Thurs from 09:00 – 15:45
The two cooling towers are prominent landmarks in Soweto and are symbolic of the area. When you reach them you will be close to Thabile, our Region’s Guiding home.
Acting Regional Commissioner: Pumla Moloi
Cell: 083 691 4615
Office details:, 62 Dlamini Street, Ext 1, 1818 P O Chiawelo
The Roodepoort Copper Butterfly is listed on the South African Red Data Butterfly Book as ‘Vulnerable’, which falls under the threatened category. The species is endemic only to the Ruimsig area of Roodepoort, and can be found in the Ruimsig Entomological Reserve. The rapid urbanisation in the area and the introduction of alien plant life pose a possible threat to the butterfly’s habitat and, ultimately, its survival. The butterfly was chosen to represent our Region because it is unique to the area. The fact that it requires our protection is symbolic of the commitment of the girls of our Region to their duty to protect creation and their country’s heritage.
Regional Commissioner: Liz Patterson
Cell: 083 653 4226
Office Details:, 38 Paul Kruger Drive, Monument, Krugersdorp 1739
Tel 011 954 1605(T/F)
KWAZULU NATAL – COASTAL
The Natal aloes on the emblem symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and recalls that Natal is a place of flowers.
Districts: Durban Central, Gingindlovu, Ilembe, Lower Tugela, Empangeni, Mthunzini, Ndwedwe, Newlands, Obonjeni, Pinetown, Umhlamga, Verulam
Regional Commissioner: Esmé Richards
Cell: 082 486 7444
Office Details:, Girl Guide Hall, 180 North Ridge Road, Durban
Office hours: 09h00 – 11h00 on 1st Saturday during school term (use Lumsden Road)
Supplies Department Orders: Tel 031 205 5926
KWAZULU NATAL – INLAND
The two wildebeest running from left to right was accepted as the “Arms of Natal” in 1870. Wildebeest were a common game in the early days and their skins comprised a large proportion of Natal’s hide exports, which in turn formed a large proportion of the Colony’s exports.
In 1994 the Natal Girl Guides Association adopted the two black wildebeest in silhouette as the Provincial emblem.
In heraldry, the maiden’s shield is a diamond, so the new Provincial badge has the two black Wildebeest running on a white diamond shape with the word NATAL across the lower point.
When the Province was split into Coastal, Southern and Inland in 1926, we were lucky enough to be given the original Standard to treasure and use
Regional Commissioner: Shirley Phowsa
Office Details: 344 Jabu Ndlovu Street (at St John’s Church) Pietermaritzburg
P O Box 2184, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Office hours : Mon, Wed, Fri 8.30 – 11.30
Tel/Fax: 033 345 9190
Worlds View Campsite is available for bookings via the office.
54 World’s View Road, Worlds View
KWAZULA NATAL – MIDLANDS
The emblem is designed in line with the other emblems of the KZN Province Guiding Regions which are diamond shaped
Style and Pattern: The inner bottom part resembles that of the Coat of Arms of KwaZulu Natal.
Green: Zigzagged bottom part and sides of the emblem indicates that the Ukhahlamba/ Drakensberg Mountain is always green in summer. The middle of the emblem reminds us of our Threefold Promise.
White: White inner part indicates that Ukhahlamba/Drakensberg Mountain is always covered with snow in winter.
Blue: Reminds us of the blue sky over the World Wide Movement.
Blue blocks at the middle of the corners remind us of the Promise and the Law.
Strelizia Flower: represents the beauty of the KZN Province and is also a GGASA Guide Patrol Emblem.
Middle zigzag: reminds us of two big rivers, ie UMzinyathi and URhukela that run across the Region.
Full Region Status was granted to KwaZulu National Midlands Region on 30 April 2011 by the Girl Guides’ National Council
Regional Commissioner: Nokuthula Khumalo
082 685 1190
Office Details:, P O Box 648 , Vryheid 3100
KWAZULU NATAL – NORTHERN
Regional Commissioner: Patricia Zwane
P O Box 82078 Osizweni 2952
Cell: 078 042 9573
KWAZULU NATAL SOUTHERN
Office Details:, 633 Main Road, Northdene. This is on our Camp grounds.
P O Box 34119, Northdene 4064
Tel: 031 708 4280/1
We are open on Tuesdays from 09h00 – 16h00 and Saturdays from 9h00 – 12h00
Regional Commissioner: Evelyn Jablowski
Cell: 082 859 9288
This Region is being revived. Please contact the National Headquarters for more information.
The badge uses the four colours representing the four Branches of Guiding. Teddies = golden yellow, Brownies = brown, Guides = blue, Rangers = green. The white is for purity. The rising sun (“mpuma” = rising and “langa”= sun in the African language) is the sun rising over the province of Mpumalanga. The sun’s rays represent Guiding’s spirit upwards and onwards. The Acacia tree is very prevalent in the area and has many uses: the pods are fodder for the animals, the thorn branches are used to make kraals to keep the animals safe and the wood of the tree is used for fires. The E and W is used to show the differentiation between the Mpumalanga East and Mpumalanga West Regions.
Regional Secretary: Brenda James
Cell: 083 349 4977
Regional Commissioner: Morongwe Raphasha
Cell: 083 435 3901
NORTH WEST MAFIKENG
The mealie on the Trefoil is because the Region is known as a mealie producing area
Regional Commissioner: Thati Diseko
Cell: 073 166 4558
Office details: P O Box 4, Ratshidi 2739
NORTH WEST RUSTENBURG
The Emblem is the Guinea Fowl. Many Guinea fowls are found in the Region. They move in flocks and are not isolated.
Proverb – the colours are not very distinct in a big guinea fowl but are in a small one and we are looking at the future of the girl.
Office details: P O Box 23, Phokeng 0335
Regional Commissioner: Motlalepule Mpangeva
078 406 7726
North West VRYBURG
Office details:, P O Box 2566, Vryburg, 8600
Regional Commissioner: Masego Sebego
Cell: 082 733 7088
Northern Cape Kuruman
Office details:, P O Box 573, Mothibistad, 8974
Regional Commissioner: Kebo Gaeganenwe
Cell: 083 989 6400
Cape West Region
Our emblem, the Lady of Good Hope or the Cape Virgin, dressed in white, standing beside a rock and holding an anchor in her left hand, has been accepted as representing the Cape for so long that few realise that she has been the symbol of Hope probably before the Cape was discovered.
The first time the Lady of Good Hope was used to symbolize the Cape was in the design of the old Groote Kerk Church Seal. When the Cape Colony Cape Administration. was granted responsible Government in 1872, the Lady of Good Hope was placed as a Crest above the Colony’s Coat of arms and is still seen in the same position above the Arms.
In 1910, representing the oldest Province she was given the traditional heraldic place of honour of occupying the first quarter of the shield of the Union, now the Republic, Coat of Arms.
The Cape Province of the Girl Guides Association which then included Cape West, East and North decided to have the Lady of Good Hope on a blue background for their shoulder emblem and as a brooch for a hat badge. After a while they were informed that this was incorrect in Heraldry, as hope always lay on red – the emblem and hat badge were then changed to their present form.
Regional Commissioner: Jean Dunn
Cell: 082 922 0597
Office Details: 9 Central Square, Pinelands Cape Town.
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs from 09h00 – 16h00
Tel: 021 531 1872, Fax: 086 5688 429
We are very fortunate to have our very own Pack Holiday Venue in Meadowridge.
We also have our own Boat House which is situated in Muizenberg.