Who We Are

We unlock the collaborative potential between South Africa and the United States to create systemic change, ensuring equitable access to healthcare and education.

South Africa Partners was established in 1997 because our founders understood that the end of legislated apartheid did not mean the end of its impact on the majority of the population.

Our work is based on the philosophy that there is much to be gained from the exchange of ideas between South Africa and the United States. The bridge we’ve built between the two countries has enabled an invaluable transfer of human and financial resources towards building a future in which every citizen enjoys the benefits of a just democracy. We believe “it takes a village” – that through collective action, communities build people and social capital for long-lasting impact.

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Our Impact


The number of Provincial Department of Health facility staff trained on the National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases to maintain support for HIV/AIDS.


Children under the age of 6 who have benefitted from the Early Childhood Development Network since 2014.


Fellows enrolled in the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) who have received executive-level training and mentoring.

News & Events

Highlights: Mandela Centenary Celebration

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, South Africa Partners...

Highlights: Fostering Great Leaders - A Conversation with Vice Chancellor Adam Habib

On Thursday, April 12, South Africa Partners...

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Destigmatizing HIV, TB and Other Chronic Diseases Through Sports and Healthy Living

On April 18th, 2018, members of the South Africa Partners team took part in a TB...

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South Africa Says Goodbye to "The Mother of the Nation"

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela — an anti-apartheid activist and the former wife of...

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Our Partners

140 BBDO
Innovation Edge
Masibumbane Development Organisation
Pathfinder International
South Africa Department of Health
The University of Fort Hare
University of Pretoria
US Department of Health and Human Services