30th September 2023

Fun Day!

Coming soon!

29th September 2023

Films & Arts Festival

Coming soon!

27th May 2023

Gin & Whiskey Tasting

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the GIN & WHISKEY TASTING event! At the St Vincent/Pridwin Foyer.

We'll embark on an adventure through the world of gin or whiskey, where you'll discover new flavors, aromas, and textures that will leave you wanting more.

This is a self-serve event, so you'll get to savour each sip at your own pace. With one glass per person, you'll have the opportunity to try a variety of gins or whiskeys that will satisfy your taste buds. We will provide limited snacks at each table.

Throughout the event, we will present on each type of gin and whiskey, providing you with an in-depth understanding of the history, production, and unique characteristics of each spirit.

But that's not all! We'll also have food sales and a cash bar available, so you can indulge in delicious food and beverages while enjoying the event.

Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to grab yours before they run out! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. See you there!

More coming soon!

9th February 2023

SociGO Year in Review 2022

A proud year in review!

Thank you for supporting SociGO!

Cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2023!

Thank you once again for your support!

#SociGO #2022 #WhatAYear #DeafCommunity #Deaf #SouthAfrica

28th December 2022

Happy Festive Season!

Thank you for your support!

#SociGO #HappyFestiveSeason #Festive #Season #2023

26th November 2022

Show & Movie @ Fulton School for the Deaf | Gillitts | Durban

WHAT? is a black and white, silent (and signing) comedy about a struggling deaf actor, sick of agreeing to increasingly humiliating tasks just to get a role, who decides to take matters into his own - hands.


20th November 2022

Show & Movie @ The Labia Theatre | 68 Orange St | Gardens | Cape Town

WHAT? is a black and white, silent (and signing) comedy about a struggling deaf actor, sick of agreeing to increasingly humiliating tasks just to get a role, who decides to take matters into his own - hands.

12th November 2022

Show & Movie @ St Vincent / Pridwin Auditorium | Rosebank | Johannesburg

WHAT? is a black and white, silent (and signing) comedy about a struggling deaf actor, sick of agreeing to increasingly humiliating tasks just to get a role, who decides to take matters into his own - hands.

29th September 2022

Live Chat with John Maucere | on Instagram!

Follow SociGO on Instagram @Socigo1gathering

#Live #JohnMaucere #InstagramLive #Deaf #DeafCommunity #SouthAfrica

24th September 2022

Family Fun Day @ Wits Space Frame | Tehembalethu Building

We invite Hi Hopes' families, the Deaf community and Wits students and staff to Family Fun Day on Saturday 24 September 2022 from 10am - 3pm. The entrance fee is R10 (kids under 12 get in free!).

Meet us at the Space Frame outside Thembalethu Building at Wits School of Education for a day filled with Deaf Awareness activities, SASL storytelling, arts and craft, interactive games and more! Food and beverages will be on sale.

If you would like to book a stall to sell crafts or any other items (no plugs and food), please contact us.

9th August 2022

SociCoffee @ The Bike & Bean - 73 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Point | Durban

Click HERE to see the Instagram video

#SociGO #SociCoffee #TheBike&Bean #Durban #Coffee #Gathering #DeafCommunity

5 - 7th August 2022

Women's Camp @ Tshikwalo Game Lodge | Dinokeng Game Reserve

It was a wonderful and empowering weekend! The women had an opportunity to reunite with old friends, make new friends and participate in many empowering activities.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Icolourcorrect, Yuvini's Crafts SA, Festival Clin d'Oeil, World In Sign, Lavish - You'll love it, Barreto bridalwear designer, Inthusiasm Mineral Make-Up, Baluchi, and some of SociGO core team members and volunteers!

Many thanks to our core team members, Robyn Swannack and Lizzie Sidlai, and our volunteers, Poonam Kanjee and Michaela Smith for organising the camp!

Many thanks to SociGO's founders Ayesha Ramjugernath and Atiyah Asmal, for looking after and feeding 30 women, and our wonderful friends Judy Kammeraat and Charmaine Visser for helping out in the kitchen!

Many thanks to Claire Sternberg for stepping in as a women's camp team member and stepping out as a core team member whenever and wherever you can!

Many thanks to all of the women who attended the camp - you all are SO SPECIAL to SociGO and the Deaf community!

30th July 2022

SociTrivia @ St Vincent School for the Deaf, Melrose | Gauteng

100 questions. 5 Teams & 1 Winning team.

Congratulations, Team Table #6!

Many thanks to St Vincent School for the Deaf for your support!

#SociTrivia #SociGO #Trivia #Kahoot #StVincentSchool #DeafCommunity

19th July 2022

67 minutes of Sign Language in Honour of Mandela Day

Socigo and iSchool Africa for 67 minutes of learning South African Sign Language (SASL) in honour of Mandela Day. The South African Cabinet has just approved SASL as the 12th official language.

Free session where we will learn basic SASL, meet and engage with Deaf and hearing South Africans and see how you can continue to support the progress being made in South Africa.

18th July 2022

Nelson Mandela Day

Happy Mandela Day from the SociGO team!

#MandelaDay2022 #MandelaDay #NelsonMandela #SociGO #SASL

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog 📽

Day 7 & Day 8: The volunteers are busy getting things ready and loaded in vans to set up the village!

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog

Day 6: The volunteers are preparing a lot of things to make the festival successful! Some artists have arrived and used the space to practise for their show at the festival.

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog 📽

Day 5: Ayesha started the vlog by introducing CineSourds, Clin d'Oeil and World in Sign, Atiyah cooked chicken curry for everyone, and the team worked hard until very late!

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog 📽

Day 3 and Day 4: Ayesha and Atiyah are still working very hard! Follow Atiyah as she shows us what the Factory looks like when everyone is working to prepare for the festival and a quick look at the youth's Safe Space video creation!

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog 📽

Day 2: Atiyah and Ayesha are working hard to prepare for the festival! Follow Atiyah as she shows us around inside and outside the Factory and meets other volunteers.

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

30th June - 3rd July 2022

Festival Clin d'Oeil, Reims | France

SociGO at Clin d'Oeil Festival | Pre-Festival Daily Vlog 📽

Day 1: Follow SociGO's founders Ayesha and Atiyah on their trip to Reims, France!

#SociGO #worldinsign #ClindOeil #ClindOeilFestival #Arts #SignLanguage #Festival #DeafCommunity #Reims #France #Deaf

18th June 2022

SociCoffee @ Koffi Terapi, Tygervalley | Cape Town

SociGO hosted a SociCoffee event in Cape Town. The event allowed the Deaf community in Cape Town to catch up with each other and learn about SociGO! It was a wonderful morning filled with a lot of smiles!

“What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup!” - Henry Rollins

#SociGO #SociGOEvent #SociCoffee #KoffiTerapi #Tygervalley #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #Coffee

16th June 2022

Happy Youth Day 2022 from the SociGO Team

"May the dreams of our youth be the reality of their future!"

Video Transcript: Hello! My name is Elizabeth. I would like to talk about 16 June today. Every year South Africa celebrates, remembers and respects Youth Day. On 16 June 1976, school children fought for their educational rights in Soweto. Therefore, Youth Day is remembered by South Africans every year. The children in 1976 fought for better education, bringing good education for you all today. SociGO would like to remind you all to remember, pay respect and celebrate Youth Day. We all are responsible for encouraging better Deaf education, arts and culture in Deaf schools.

#YouthDay #YouthDay2022 #DeafEducation #SouthAfrica #SociGO #Arts #Culture #16June1976

12th June 2022

SociCoffee @ Sorcery Coffee Roasters, Wapadrand | Pretoria

SociGO hosted a SociCoffee event in Pretoria. The event allowed the Deaf community in Pretoria to catch up with each other and learn more about SociGO! It was a wonderful morning filled with a lot of smiles!

“Coffee is a language itself.” - Jackie Chan

#SociGO #SociGOEvent #SociCoffee #SorceryCoffeeRoasters #Wapaadrand #Pretoria #SouthAfrica #Coffee

4th June 2022

SociCoffee Die Eike @ near Worcester | Rawsonville

SociGO hosted a SociCoffee event in Worcester. The event allowed the Deaf community in Worcester to catch up with each other and learn about SociGO! It was a wonderful morning filled with a lot of smiles!

“What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup!” - Henry Rollins

#SociGO #SociGOEvent #SociCoffee #DieEike #Worcester #Rawsonville #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #Coffee

20th May 2022

SociCheese & Wine Fundraising Event @ Melrose | Johannesburg

The SociCheese and Wine event was held in St Vincent/Pridwin School. The event was created to raise funds for the Izingane Festival and Hands Fest in 2023/2024. We served five types of wine (Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, and Cabernet Sauvignon) and five types of cheese (Feta, Camembert, Brie, Gouda and Blue Cheese).

The event was successful and the Deaf community provided extremely positive feedback!

24th April 2022

Deaf Cricket @ Mamelodi Cricket Oval | Pretoria

Coming soon

27th March 2022

Join SociCoffee @ Loof Cafe, Greenside | Johannesburg

SociGO hosted our very first SociCoffee event allowed the Deaf community in Johannesburg to catch up with each other and learn about SociGO!

43 Deaf people attendanced and gathering was well-deserved after many months of not being able to socialise with each other due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a wonderful day filled with a lot of smiles!

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” - Rita Moreno

#SociGO #SociGOEvent #SociCoffee #LoofCafe #Greenside #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica #Coffee

2nd March 2022

Live Chat with Wawa | on Instagram!

Follow SociGO on Instagram @Socigo1gathering

#Live #Wawa #InstagramLive #Deaf #DeafCommunity #SouthAfrica

24th December 2021

It's Almost Christmas!

SociGO wishes you a Happy and prosperous New Year!

30th October 2021

Women Empowerment Workshop @ Parktown | Johannesburg

The SociGO Women’s Workshop was held in Johannesburg and was supported by the Centre for Deaf Studies, the University of the Witwatersrand on 30 October 2021. The workshop was designed to provide awareness and empower Deaf women.

We invited Aseema Kazi, Robyn Swannack and Ayesha Ramjugernath to give presentations at the workshop. Aseema Kazi gave a presentation on ‘Existing unapologetically: The role of self-worth in women and maintaining high quality relationships’. Robyn Swannack delivered a few different presentations such as ‘I am a woman’, ‘Body image’, and ‘Menstrual Awareness’. Ayesha gave a presentation on her pregnancy journey.

The workshop was successful and the women gave so much positive feedback. They learned a lot and felt empowered about being a woman!


6th - 7th October 2021

Deaf Arts Is The Culture | Winners of SociGO Artists | Audiences Winners

24th September 2021

SociGO presents Deaf Arts Is The Culture | Artist Performance

Coming Soon

26nd April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions Artist Announcement!

Coming Soon

22nd April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions Previews | Trailer

Coming Soon

6th April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions

Coming Soon

27th March 2021 [POSTPONED]

Virtual SociGO Talent Competitions

Coming Soon

8th March 2021

Happy International Women's Day

Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to acknowledge the Social, Economic, Cultural and Political achievements of women across the globe.

It’s you who are making the difference in so many lives – And I am one of them.

Happy Women’s Day to all the Incredible, Beautiful and Brave Women! Your spirit inspires us.

28th February 2021

Our Inner Virtual Presentation & Workshop [for Women Only]

Our Inner - Explore your inner and get to know your beautiful body...

Exploring your inner will allow you to discover/re-discover yourself as well as learning to love your body.

The way our bodies may look different, however, they are all beautiful.

By Robyn Swannack who is one of the most visionary and influential Deaf women in our communities.

22nd February 2021

Bruno's 50th Birthday Wishes from SociGO & Friends

Wishing you a fun-filled fabulous Happy 50th Bruno!

18th February 2021

SociGO Wish You A Happy Belated Birthday, Ayesha

Check this out - Our Founder Ayesha Ramjugernath - Happy Belated Birthday!...

2nd January 2021

Happy New Year 2021

As SociGO step into 2021, it's important to make the right blessings, not take things for granted and spread the cheer with one another! It may be difficult for many to celebrate in person, but the right wishes and greetings can definitely make your loved ones' day and spread SociGO prosperity in the air! On that note, here are some heartwarming, positive and lovely new year special greetings, wishes and messages which you can share with your family, friends, co-workers and loved ones to celebrate the new beginnings, virtually!

Once again SociGO wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New year!

24th December 2020

Happy Holidays & Be Safe!

Coming Soon

12th December 2020

Virtual SociGO Party | Western Cape

Coming Soon

11th December 2020

Message from John Maucere

Coming Soon

16th October 2020

Thank You Megg Rose from SociGO

Check this out - Virtual Song Signer performance with this Amazing Megg Rose

3rd October 2020

Virtual SociGO Party | Johannesburg

Coming Soon

31st August 2020

SociGO Women of the Month 2020

Support the National Woman's Day on 9th August 2020

25th July 2020

Dialogando Sobre "Talking About" SociGO

Check this out - Interviewed with SociGO by Ricardo Boaretto (Brazil)

18th July 2020

Nelson Mandela International Day

We celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day every year to shine light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped shape the 21st. This is a moment for all of us to renew with the values that inspired Nelson Mandela forever...

SociGO's Team signing in Madiba's quotes (SASL)

Elizabeth Sidlai -
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

Saroh Ajam -
"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up"

Jabaar Mohamed -
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.”

Jean-Claude Smit -
"Do not judge me by successes, judge me by how many I fell down and got back up again."

Luzandre van der Berg -
"I never lose. I either win or learn"

Anesh Magan -
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

John West -
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Chandi Udith-Moodley -
"If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important and you do that by being genuine and humble."

Faheem Karodia -
"Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it's very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country."

Wendy Contessa Dirks -
"Give a child love, laughter and peace"

Tshepiso Malete -
"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed towards the sun, one's feet moving forward"

19th June 2020

SociGO's Got Talent

Coming Soon

19th May 2020

How to Apply for SociGO's Got Talent

Coming Soon

18th May 2020

SociGO's Announcement - SociGO's Got Talent

Coming Soon

18th May 2020

Our New Website, Please Take A Peek!

Coming Soon

14th February 2020

Happy Birthday & Valentine's Day to our Founder, Ayesha

Coming Soon

24th December 2019

Merry Christmas to You All from SociGO

Coming Soon

23rd December 2019

Happy Holidays

Coming Soon

21st December 2019

SociGO's message for 2019

Coming Soon

11th December 2019

Happy DeafSA 90th Anniversary from SociGO

Coming Soon

27 - 29th November 2019 [POSTPONED]

Izingane Festival @ Cape Town

Coming Soon

13th October 2019

Go Get Funding for SociGO NPC

28th September 2019

SociGO Party @ Park Inn | Cape Town

Coming Soon

23rd September 2019

International Day of Sign Language

Coming Soon

21st September 2019

SociGO Party @ Pearl Harbour | Johannesburg

Coming Soon

23rd - 26th July 2019

WFD - World Federation of the Deaf

We were given an opportunity to promote SociGO and our country in France for the World Congress of the Deaf in Paris, France. This conference only takes place every 4 years so it is wonderful platform to market our organisation. Many people came to out booth and express their interested to be part of our festival as well we inspired them with what we have done to our kids in South Africa.

SociGO also went to watch many presentations that took place at the congress and we made sure that we share what we have learnt back to South African Deaf Community. It gave us a recognition to be on the international platform. We also met lots of shareholder, well known people and had a great opportunity to have some networking formed with the people from worldwide. Our name was on the hand of the Deaf's all over the world.

4th - 7th July 2019

Festival Clin d'Oeil

Our SociGO Founders had the opportunity to work as a volunteer in Reims, France at Clin d’Oeil the famous festival of the Deaf in Europe to which it takes place every 2 years.

This encourage and motivate the founders to learn and understand on how to plan and host the festival better in South Africa. This was a perfect platform to have the opportunity to share what South Africa is all about and what we have and where we need support from, they were merely exposed our county and organisation on an international platform and the Deaf people who came from all over the world.

We also had a chance to meet well know Deaf entrepreneur and how they have inspired to support each other on business level which is really inspiring to meet them and knowing that we can bring the changes back and a chance to implement to South Africa from learning by attending this festival. it is highly recommended that every person to attend this festival once or more in your lifetime.

17th March 2019

Thank You SociGO Jozi Team | Johannesburg

SociGO founders made delicious cake for the SociGO Team of Johannesburg. We want to use this opportunity to thank them for their hard work and everything that they have done in 2018 for Izingane Festival and Hands Fest. We couldn’t have done it without them.

We also had the chance to provide feedback on SociGO’s 2019, as well as the plan we have for Cape Town, which is an exciting project for all of us. We extend a big thank to our amazing team and we hope they will inspire more volunteers from all over to become part of the team, so that everyone can have the chance to be in the amazing team as a volunteers.