About us

Who we are

GIRL GUIDES South Africa (GGSA), as one of the largest female volunteer organisations in South Africa, focuses on promoting the empowerment of girls and women through concrete programmes that enable them to learn, lead and speak out about issues affecting girls in their communities. GGSA provides a platform for the holistic development of girls, by giving them equal resources and opportunities that will enable them to fulfil their potential in the society. 

A girls-only non-profit organisation, a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, (WAGGGS) providing educational leisure-time activities and interest with the aim of developing individual girls and young women helping them become impactful global citizens.

A better world, by Girls, for Girls

For over a century Girl Guides has been bringing girls and young women together through educational programmes giving them the qualities they need to grow and be confident in their skills and aspiration to reach their full potential.

Girls and young women have the ability to make an impact on the world. By following the Girl Guide Promise we continue to mould empowered individuals ready to take on the world!

How do we do it

GIRL GUIDES South Africa offers age appropriate programmes and activities for girls where they can develop without any fear or form of discrimination. The programme takes girls through eight adventures and a wide variety of interests that they explore and earn badges for the explorations and accomplishments.

Vision and Mission

Vision: South African girls are valued and take action to change the world

Mission: GIRL GUIDES South Africa empowers girls and women to reach their fullest potential through a dynamic programme to become responsible Citizens

What Girls do

A mix of outdoor and indoor activities with an underlying focus on education, exploration, keeping girls entertained, healthy and guiding character development.

About us

Meet our team

Chief Commissioner
Dr. Sizeka Rensburg

Sizeka Rensburg has been the Chief Commissioner of GIRL GUIDES South Africa since 2018. Prior to that, she held important leadership roles within the Movement including Board Member responsible for Relations with Government and Society and Deputy Chief Commissioner. From 10 years of age she was a Girl Guide in the rural Eastern Cape.

As Chief Commissioner, Sizeka serves as the Chairperson of the Board of GGSA. She is inspired by the many volunteers who take action to create a better world for the girl child and young women.

Having worked within the private and public sectors, NGO and International Aid Agencies, Sizeka brings extensive expertise in governance, finance, strategic leadership and economic development for the empowerment of girls and young women.

She holds a BA in Accounting and Business Management and an MBA and DPhil in Business Management.

Chief Commissioner Elect
Lindelwa Ximiya

Lindelwa Ximiya is a trainer and coach.

She holds a MSc Education & Training Systems Designs and MSc Corporate Strategy & People Management

Lindelwa joined Girl Guides in 1973 as a Girl Guide and later on was a Ranger in Cape East. She has held various positions in the movement including Board Member: Projects in 2014 & Deputy Chief Commissioner from 2018. She serves on various committees including National Uniform, National Supplies, Finance and Disaster Management.

 According to Lindelwa, Guiding gives action and meaning to the Xhosa proverb ‘umntu ngumntu ngabantu’. Simply translated, I am because you are.

Deputy Chief Commissioner
Jean Dunn

Jean Dunn has always had a passion for teaching. She earned two teaching certificates and then studied for her BA degree through UNISA.

She was a Guide and Cadet in Cape West and later ran the Fish Hoek Guide Company for many years. She held various Outdoors positions on the Regional Committee before becoming Regional Commissioner of Cape West in 2014. She was elected to the Board as Deputy Chief Commissioner in 2018. Mostly recently she has been serving on the following National committees: Website, Uniform and Supplies.

Currently, in addition to running her own market research field company, and her involvement in Guiding and Church, she assists with teaching at a foster home.

She says that, in Guiding, we all need to look at the impact we are having on each other and the impact Guiding can have on our world.