The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
As a national body, SSOSA is a project of the Grahamstown Foundation and enjoys the administrative support of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) at Rhodes University. The executive committee comprises members based in Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. In addition, the society has autonomous branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Grahamstown/Makhanda and Port Elizabeth.
If you would like to find out about the activities of one of these branches, or start your own SSOSA branch, please contact us. A combined report on the activities of the Grahamstown/Makhanda, Johannesburg and Cape Town branches in 2017-18 can be viewed here. Download the SSOSA newsletters from 2012, 2013 and 2014, or the combined reports from 2016-17, to read about branch activities in recent years.
The Shakespeare Society also offers 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.
A combined report on the activities of the Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Grahamstown branches in 2016-17 can be viewed here. Download the SSOSA newsletters from 2012, 2013 and 2014 to get a sense of the Society’s activities in recent years.