7 March 2021
New Exco was selected
President: Rick Raubenheimer
Vice-President: Wilhelm van Zyl
Secretary: John Ostrowick
Treasurer: Scott Sutherland
8 March 2020
Secularist of the Year 2019
The Secularist of the Year is awarded to Prof Sakkie Spangenberg for his contribution as an academic, theologian and co-founders of the Nuwe Hervorming Netwerk
28 February 2020
Young Humanist Grant
The goal of Young Humanist grants is to provide financial support to humanist organizations in developing countries and boost growth of their critical thinking skills and, ultimately, their broader development.
28 October 2019
SASS became a member of Humanists International
3 March 2019
New EXCO was elected at AGM: President: Rick Raubenheimer, Vice-President: Wynand Meijer, Secretary: Judith Taylor, Treasurer: Wilhelm van Zyl
5 November 2018
First Secular Marriage Officer
Rudy Nadler-Nir become SASS’s first designated secular Marriage Officer.
1 July 2018
Broad-based Involved & Paid Membership
SASS’s Executive Committee & Executive Members unanimously voted on SASS becoming more Broad-based Involved (political) and for having paid membership.
1 July 2018
SASS were officially allowed by the Department of Home Affairs to nominate individuals to become secular officiants.
20 February 2017
SASS Bank account opened
Opened SASS Bank Account
14 February 2017
Certificate of registry and Covering Letter was only collected from 69 Thusanong Building, Commissioner Street, Johannesburg on 14 February 2017.
22 September 2016
NPO Registration Application
SASS was entered into the Department of Social Development’s registry as a NPO on 23 September 2016.
25 June 2016
SASS Constitution Adopted
The Constitution of the South African Secular Society was adopted at a meeting of the Executive Committee held in Randburg on 25 June 2016.
26 October 2014
Secular Society of South Africa henceforth known as “SASS” was founded on 26 October 2014 in Morningside Sandton
8 June 2014
The first Meetup: Atheist Picnic – Our First Meet-up!
Meeting of interested parties in the formation of the Secular Society 8 June 2014 in Parkview