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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.

Postponed

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.

Coming Soon

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.

Coming Soon

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

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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 6!

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


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


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


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


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


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 @ Greenside | Johannesburg

We hosted a social gathering in Johannesburg. The social gathering went well and there were 43 Deaf people in attendance. The gathering was well-deserved after many months of not being able to socialise with each other due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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!


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6th - 7th October 2021

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

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24th September 2021

SociGO presents Deaf Arts Is The Culture | Artist Performance

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26nd April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions Artist Announcement!

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22nd April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions Previews | Trailer

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6th April 2021

Virtual Talent Competitions

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27th March 2021

Virtual SociGO Talent Competitions [POSTPONED]

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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!

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12th December 2020

Virtual SociGO Party | Western Cape

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11th December 2020

Message from John Maucere

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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

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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

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19th May 2020

How to Apply for SociGO's Got Talent

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18th May 2020

SociGO's Announcement - SociGO's Got Talent

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18th May 2020

Our New Website, Please Take A Peek!

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14th February 2020

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

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24th December 2019

Merry Christmas to You All from SociGO

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23rd December 2019

Happy Holidays

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21st December 2019

SociGO's message for 2019

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11th December 2019

Happy DeafSA 90th Anniversary from SociGO

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27 - 29th November 2019

Izingane Festival @ Cape Town [POSTPONED]

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13th October 2019

Go Get Funding for SociGO NPC

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28th September 2019

SociGO Party @ Park Inn | Cape Town

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23rd September 2019

International Day of Sign Language

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21st September 2019

SociGO Party @ Pearl Harbour | Johannesburg

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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.