1980s and 1990s Tens of thousands of Americans became politically active in supporting the international movement to end apartheid in South Africa.
1997 South Africa Partners incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts.
1997 Massachusetts - Eastern Cape Sister State - Province Agreement signed by Massachusetts Governor William Weld.
1998 South Africa Partners Boston office opens.
1998 Massachusetts Department of Public Health signs letter of cooperation with the Eastern Cape Department of Health.
1999 First “Sisters Crossing Bridges” Conference in partnership with YWCA Boston and representatives of the South African Women’s Health Project.
2000 Massachusetts/South Africa Health Task Force established, chaired by the Assistant Commissioner of Public Health.
2000 Health Task Force delegation travels to the International AIDS Conference in South Africa.
2001 Memorandum of Understanding between Codman Square Health Center and the Masimanyane Women’s Support Center.
2001 South Africa Partners joins with the Robben Island Museum to host an event with Nelson Mandela in the Twin Cities that raises $1 million dollars for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island.
2002 South Africa Partners honors Archbishop Desmond Tutu and establishes the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award.
2004 South Africa Partners organizes the 1st Eastern Cape People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) Summit, which is attended by 250 activists.
2004 Libraries for South Africa Schools Program is launched.
2005 South Africa Partners opens its office in the Province of the Eastern Cape.
2005 South Africa Partners joins with Northeastern School of Law and Harvard Law School to host a symposium commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the South Africa Freedom Charter.
2005 South Africa Partners hosts 2nd Eastern Cape People Living with HIV and AIDS Summit.
2005 Masihlanganeni Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS is formed to partner with South Africa Partners to develop an Eastern Cape PLHIV advocacy network.
2006 "Masifunde Sonke: Let Us Read Together" program launched, donating over 5,000 books to under-resourced schools.
2006 South Africa Partners hosts first annual Educator Tour to South Africa. Since then, more than 80 educators have traveled on the annual tour.
2007 South Africa Partners hosts "Lessons Learned from Sub-Saharan Africa" conference in Boston.
2007 South Africa Partners joins The Khusela Project and helps communities develop strategies to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
2008 Establishment of AED?Satellife Mobile Library Project, which deploys mobile phones with an extensive health library to clinical nurses.
2008 South Africa Partners, in partnership with Simmons College, hosts the "South African Children’s Literature Seminar," with guest authors Elinor Sisulu and Sindiwe Magona.
2008 3rd Eastern Cape People Living with HIV and AIDS Summit.
2009 – 2010 South Africa Partners launches World Cup Boston 2010, a collaboration with the city of Boston that included 23 public events across the city attended by more than 10,000 people.
2009 South Africa Partners joins with Wheelock College to organize "Childhood Trauma: International
Research and Successful Interventions Seminar."
2009 Establishment of the Integrated Access to Care and Treatment (I ACT) to provide care and support to South Africans who are HIV positive.
2011 Founding of Masibumbane Development Organization, South Africa Partners’ in-country partner to implement and manage partnership programs, in East London, South Africa.
2011 South Africa Partners, in partnership with Wheelock College, hosts the seminar "Bullying, Hate Crimes, and Xenophobia: Strategies for Preparing Young People to Meet These Challenges."
2012 Establishment of STEPS, a prison-based HIV prevention program in the Eastern Cape.
2012 South Africa Partners sponsors the exhibition “Helen Suzman: A Fighter for Human Rights” at the Moakley Courthouse. Opening night remarks by Chief Justice Margaret Marshall.
2012 Founding of Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH), a partnership between the University of Pretoria, the University of Ft. Hare, Harvard School of Public Health and South Africa Partners, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health. Goal: To strengthen the South African National Department of Health’s ability to meet its health transformation challenges.
2012 South Africa Partners joins with Bentley University to found the Massachusetts ? South Africa Technology Fellowship Program (MSAT).
2013 On July 18, International Mandela Day, the world observed Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. South Africa Partners collaborated with the Boston Pan African Forum, Old South Church and Cathedral of St. Paul for a celebration of freedom, justice and equality.
2013 The Community Early Childhood Development (ECD) Network is launched to improve access to and quality of preschool education in East London’s informal settlements.
2013 South Africa Partners joins with Discovering Justice to host “A Conversation with Justice Albie Sachs” at Moakley U.S. District Courthouse.
2014 South Africa Partners celebrates its 15th year of operations and South Africa’s 20th anniversary of democracy at its gala, Itheko. Honorees were South African Justice Albie Sachs, South African-born educator Temba Maqubela and the non-profit organization Artists for a New South Africa.
2014 Wheelock College faculty visit East London to deliver workshops and model practice for local preschool teachers.
2014 Aurum Institute partners with South Africa Partners to support the implementation of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services.
2015 South Africa Partners is awarded a $17.5 million grant over five years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund technical assistance and support for the development and implementation of key aspects of HIV/AIDS care and support services in South Africa.
2015 The first cohort of 48 Fellows of the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Systems Management: Executive Leadership from the University of Pretoria.
2015 Innovation Edge funds South Africa Partners' pilot program, Sifunda Ngokuthetha ("We Learn by Talking Together"), that encourages language-building parent-child interactions in everyday settings.
2015 South Africa Partners and Wheelock College partner with the University of Fort Hare to help develop UFH’s new trans-disciplinary Early Childhood Development Centre of Excellence.
2015 South Africa Partners implements Wraparound ECD - a simple, but innovative approach to early childhood development that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age 5.