The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa


The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa (SSOSA) was founded to encourage and stimulate engagement with the works of William Shakespeare.

It seeks to enrich the study of Shakespeare in schools and institutions of higher education; to stimulate interest in Shakespeare among the general public by means of productions, readings, lectures, courses, seminars and conferences; to act as an information centre covering research, publications, translations, and performances of Shakespeare’s works; to publish and distribute literature on Shakespeare; and to liaise with organisations, groups and individuals with similar aims. 

Shakespeare ZA is a SSOSA initiative.


The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa is pleased to announce that it is now offering a free “Youth Membership” to high school learners and teachers with the following benefits:

* Opportunities to meet and observe professional actors and directors at work

* Links to Literature and Drama departments at various South African universities

* Discounts on tickets to productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

You can download the application form here and email it to us.