History

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

8 March 2020

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 February 2020

28 October 2019

Humanists International

SASS became a member of Humanists International

28 October 2019

3 March 2019

Executive Committee

New EXCO was elected at AGM: President: Rick Raubenheimer, Vice-President: Wynand Meijer, Secretary: Judith Taylor, Treasurer: Wilhelm van Zyl

3 March 2019

5 November 2018

First Secular Marriage Officer

Rudy Nadler-Nir become SASS’s first designated secular Marriage Officer.

5 November 2018

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

1 July 2018

Marriage Officers

SASS were officially allowed by the Department of Home Affairs to nominate individuals to become secular officiants.

1 July 2018

20 February 2017

SASS Bank account opened

Opened SASS Bank Account

20 February 2017

14 February 2017

Official NPO

Certificate of registry and Covering Letter was only collected from 69 Thusanong Building, Commissioner Street, Johannesburg on 14 February 2017.

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.

22 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.

25 June 2016

26 October 2014

Founded

Secular Society of South Africa henceforth known as “SASS” was founded on 26 October 2014 in Morningside Sandton

26 October 2014

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

8 June 2014
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