SA Day patron and president

The Most Reverend Dr Thabo Makgoba

His Grace is the archbishop of Cape Town and metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

The SA Day Ambassadors Programme

The South Africa Day Ambassadors Programme is an initiative that would see high achieving / successful and proud South Africans and none South Africans attend local SA Day celebrations. SA Day Ambassadors would volunteer their time and energy to inspire pride in the country and celebration of South Africa.


The benefits of having SA Day Ambassadors at SA Day celebrations would include:

  • The opportunity for South Africans to meet and listen to highly successful and accomplished South Africans and none South Africans who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the South African society
  • They will be a drawcard for SA Day celebrations
  • The chance to hear stories of the Ambassador’s achievements and aspire to the many opportunities that South Africa offers
  • The opportunity to promote the diversity of achievers in South Africa


SA Day Ambassadors will also speak about what it means to be a South African, and what it would take to make South Africa to become the country of our dreams.


SA Day Ambassadors would be recruited from diverse fields such as arts, sport, science, business, government, politics and entertainment. They can be of any age, but they should all share the common trait of achievement through hard work, talent, the drive to make a difference in South Africa, and a strong sense of patriotism.

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South Africa Day will bring together citizens from every part of our rainbow nation, and with that a convergence of different viewpoints, cultures and faiths. We welcome partners and sponsors for the whole day or individual events.

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