South Africa

Founded in 1936, ORT South Africa was, until 1994, a fundraising organisation which collected money for ORT projects worldwide. With the advent of non-racial democracy, ORT South Africa’s fundraising has supported its own projects helping disadvantaged communities in and around Cape Town and Johannesburg.

ORT’s work in South Africa empowers teachers and improves literacy in townships, encourages budding entrepreneurs and provides job search skills and guidance. Hundreds of people in South Africa today find jobs and build their own businesses thanks to ORT.

In 2018, a historic agreement was signed to affiliate South Africa’s leading Jewish schools to ORT.

King David Schools will be affiliated with ORT, benefitting from world class education courses and activities as well as having the opportunity to share resources and know-how with other ORT members.

Visit the ORT SA Website

What is ORT South Africa and what are its values? Watch to learn more about this fantastic organisation and its programs.

ORT in South Africa

More than 900 children joined the 44 ORT coding and robotics clubs in South Africa

ORT in South Africa

More than 1,200 teachers have received professional development training in South Africa

See how ORT South Africa students benefited from the 2018 Scholas Occurentes interfaith event in Argentina