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 weekly newspaper 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 myriad voices ensuring that our message is not distorted or taken out of context.

May God bless you and your family. Thank you for your support.

+ Stephen Brislin

Dear reader

We need your help!


Thanks to the Associates Campaign we are able to maintain our outreach programmes.
Every week we send free copies to:

  • Prisons
  • Hospitals
  • Army bases
  • Seminaries

Your contribution makes a difference! On behalf of my fellow board members, I thank you for it
Rosanne Shields

If you want to see The Southern Cross survive and thrive, please support our Associate’s Campaign with an annual contribution.

There are four categories of Associate:


Cardinal Owen McCann Associate
named after the former editor of The Southern Cross (1942-48 and again 1986-92), for those whose annual contribution is R1500 or more. In addition to the above, Cardinal Owen McCann Associates will receive a free postal or digital subscription to The Southern Cross* (the subscription can be transferred to benefit others).
St Maximilian Kolbe Associate
named after the modern martyr and heroic Catholic newspaper editor and publisher, for those who assist our apostolic efforts by means of an annual contribution of between R500 and R1499.
St Francis de Sales Associate
named after the patron saint of Catholic media, for those whose annual gesture of support for The Southern Cross is R100 or more.
Dorothy Day Associate
all once-off contributions are welcome
Since Associateship is renewable annually, there is no long-term commitment, but should you not wish to become an Associate we would be very grateful to receive whatever contribution towards our projects you may wish to make.

Become an Associate TODAY online

* Postal subscriptions in South Africa only. For Associates outside SA, a rebate equal to the current local subscription or a full digital subscription will apply.

Contact us on admin@scross.co.za

Our banking details for direct deposits are:
The Southern Cross
Std Bank Thibault Square branch 02 09 09
Account no: 276 876 016
Please fax (021 4653850) or email a copy of your deposit slip


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Visit our online ordering to become an Associate today
e-mail admin@scross.co.za or telephone Pamela Davids -021 465 5007

Please inform us whether we have your permission to include your name for publication in a list of Associates in the January issue of The Southern Cross.