Welcome to the Grand Lodge Of South Africa (GLSA), the home of Freemasonry in South Africa.

Freemasonry is the oldest secular society in the world, with a history of more than 300 years and more the 6,000,000 members worldwide. With a rich history to draw from, Freemasonry is also a vibrant, modern organization that has changed with the times.

As a worldwide society, it has brought together millions of people in a fraternal manner, of all nations, religions, political beliefs and social backgrounds.

Modern Freemasonry traces its origins to before the 15th century and proudly serves the traditions inherited from these early times. It is these traditions the make Freemasonry unique with the community.

Freemasonry is a principled way of life, offering a sense of belonging and personal growth. The principles by which a Freemason is expected to conduct himself, are based on tolerance, equality, charity and honour.

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“For me, it’s for life.”

The oldest Lodge under the Grand Lodge of South Africa was established in 1772 and the Order locally has withstood the tests of time as it has evolved to its present status of several thousand members. They are ordinary men, 21 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values and moral standards and a respect for the laws of society and the rights of individuals.

In a world often dictated by hate and segregation, membership of an organisation capable of uniting men of all religions, colours and even accents is more relevant than ever.

To know more about Freemasonry and how to get involved, complete the joining form and someone will get in touch with you.

The Grand Master, MW Bro John Smith OSM/MSA

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