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.

Create a safe space

We believe in maintaining safe physical and emotional spaces for our girls and young women.

Motivate growth mindset

Tackling global topics and interests guides our girls to explore the endless possibilities available to them.

Encourage positive identity

A positive self-esteem and strong character is the foundation of Guiding towards a confident future.

Share leadership

Guiding promotes a sense of collaboration and community. Transfer of skills from one girl to another and from adults to girls paves the way for a future of skilled Girl-Leaders.

Engage community

Providing programmes and activities that benefit communities and bring positive change and create a better world for girls.

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.

Build leadership skills
Get hands-on while learning to fix things, DIY and self-improvement
Connect with nature and care for the planet
Explore local and global communities and advocate for change
Have fun outdoors learning camping and survival skills
Experiment with Art and Technology
Practice first aid and safety in the home, school and community
Learn all about our Guiding family, ceremonies and traditions

About us

Meet our team

Chief Commissioner
Dr. Sizeka Rensburg
Chief Commissioner Elect
Lindelwa Ximiya
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Jean Dunn