9 Influential Organisations for Nigerians in South Africa

This list is a follow up to the previous list of registered Non-profit Organisations for Nigerians in South Africa. However, instead of profiling just non-profit organisations, this list highlights the most influential organisations for Nigerians in South Africa.

GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

1. Nigerian Embassy – Consulate General of Nigeria

About: The main objective of the Consulate General of Nigeria is to fulfill representational activities in the interest of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on matters pertaining to social, economic, political, cultural and various global issues including the promotion of trade and new opportunities for economic partnership between Nigeria and South Africa.

2. Nigerian High Commission – South Africa

About: The role of the Nigerian High Commission in SA is to organize, advance and safeguard the interests of Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within South Africa with the ultimate aim of enhancing Nigeria’s security and socio-economic advancement.

 

OTHER ORGANISATIONS

1. Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA)

About: NUSA is a registered non-profit organisation that is recognized by the Consulate General of Nigeria as the official body that represents all Nigerians in South Africa, regardless of their language, state of origin and ethnicity. The organisation is about “Unity in Diversity” and it represents the interests of Nigerians in South Africa. NUSA works closely with the Nigerian High Commission and the Consulate General of Nigeria to address injustices against Nigerians living in South Africa.

2. Nzuko Ndi-Igbo Community Care South Africa

About: This is a registered non-profit organisation that represents and supports Igbo people living in South Africa. This organisation is known for its loyalty towards providing for the socio-economic needs of its members.

3. National Association of Yoruba Descendants Southern Africa (NAYDSA), also known as Ẹgbẹ Ọmọ Yorùbá

About: As the name denotes, this organisation represents the interests of Yoruba descendants in Southern Africa. The organisation is also aimed at promoting the unity of all Yoruba organizations. This organisation is notable for providing scholarships for Yoruba students within South Africa.

4. Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa

About: The Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa has an academic and professional following. The organisation has hosted professional events and strategic partnerships with bodies such as the South African-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce, as well as for speaking out on issues concerning Nigeria.

5. United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (UWISA)

About: UWISA is a registered non-profit organisation made up of women who are married to Nigerian citizens. The organisation well known for organizing highly publicized actions against xenophobia and related injustices.

 

STUDENT ORGANISATIONS

1. Nigerian Student Association(Monash University SA)

About: NSA (MUSA) describes itself as an organisation “established to bring Nigerians studying in Monash South Africa together and it aims to ensure and maintain a positive image of Nigeria in South Africa.”

2. Nigerian Students Society (University of Pretoria)

About: The NSS (UP) is a body of Nigerian students studying at the University of Pretoria. The organisation is aimed at empowering and safeguarding the interests of Nigerian students at the University and beyond.

It is beautiful to see Nigerians all over South Africa coming together to portray and showcase a positive image of Nigeria and Nigerians in South Africa. We salute all these great organisations and rally behind each and every organisation that is destined to bring peace, love and unity.

Ofentse Olunloyo

Digital Marketer

Ofentse is an entrepreneur and digital marketer by passion. She is also the Co-Founder of Lagos to Jozi and other entrepreneurial ventures.

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