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.

For a summary of the Society’s activities at national level in recent years, please consult the president’s reports for 2016-17 and 2017-18. More information about branch-level activities can be found here.