Associates Campaign


The Associate’s Campaign is an integral support to The Southern Cross ensuring that it continues its apostolic outreach, developing the means of transmitting our Catholic values in the new forms of media and safeguarding its future in these uncertain economic times.
The Bishops of Southern Africa give their support to the Catholic Media of our region. The Southern Cross is the only Catholic monthly magazine and so it is crucial in bringing Catholic news and thought to the People of God. Without it an important Catholic voice would be lost.
This is particularly true as we live in times of diverse media delivered from many platforms. We have to make our voice heard among the myriad of voices ensuring that our message is not distorted or taken out of context.
May God bless you. Thank you for your support.
+ Sithembele Sipuka

Dear reader, we need your help! Can you imagine a South African Church without The Southern Cross? Thanks to the Associates’ Campaign we are able to maintain our outreach programmes. If you want to see The Southern Cross survive and thrive, please support our Associate’s Campaign with an annual contribution. Your contribution makes a difference! On behalf of my fellow board members, I thank you for it. Rosanne Shields Chairman


Be part of the centenary of our Associates’ Campaign by signing up for a minimum contribution of R100 per month. Tell us how you would like your contribution to be spent as our partner in the communication ministry by choosing one of these three options:

Cardinal Owen McCann Associate – SA’s first Cardinal and one-time editor of The Southern Cross. Securing the Future: Supporting the general running costs of  The Southern Cross, including growing our digital footprint, being innovative and embracing the future of Catholic media.

Bl Benedict Daswa Associate  – SA’s first Blessed, teacher and catechist. Outreach: Providing free copies of our magazine to prisons, hospitals, rural clinics, Catholic schools and seminaries, churches where parishioners cannot afford the magazine, and distribution to the poor through Church agencies.

Dorothy Day Associate – social justice activist and Catholic newspaper publisher. Keeping the News Flowing: For our journalists and contributors and to cover subscriptions to news services so that we can continue to spread the Gospel and social teachings, keep up to date with international news and cover activities at local level.

Become an Associate today by using our online Associate registration and payment

or make an EFT payment by using the following bank details:
The Southern Cross
Std Bank Thibault Square branch 02 09 09
Account no: 276 876 016
*Please email a copy of your deposit slip to and indicate your choice of Associate


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