On 4 March 1883 Major and Mrs Francis Simmonds with Lieutenant Alice Teager ‘opened fire’ in Cape Town. Other officers were sent to the island of St Helena in 1886 to consolidate work commenced (in 1884) by Salvationist ‘Bluejackets’. Social services began in 1886. The Army’s first organised ministry among the African people was established in 1888 in Natal and, in 1891, in Zululand. Evangelistic effort in Mozambique, pioneered in 1916 by African converts, was officially recognised in 1923.

Territorial Headquarters: 119-121 Rissik Street, Wanderers’ View, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa

Postal address:
    PO Box 1018
    Johannesburg 2000
    South Africa

Tel address: Salvation Braamfontein
tel: [27] (011) 718 6700
fax: [27] (011) 718 6790;
email: CS_SouthernAfrica@SAF.salvationarmy.org

Countries included in the territory: Lesotho, Mozambique, St Helena, South Africa, Swaziland

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Afrikaans, English, Portuguese, SeSotho, Shangaan, SiPedi, Tsonga, Tswana, Tshivenda, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu

Periodicals: Echoes of Mercy, Home League Highlights, Home League Resource Manual, Outer Circle Newsletter, SAMF Newsletter, The Reporter, The War Cry