Square and Compasses – 131 December 2022

Globally, this year has been a year of war, protests, uncertainty and depression, but also of hope. We were shocked by the outbreak of the war in Eastern Europe and the continued consequences hereof. We watched with interest as several of the favourite teams were eliminated in the soccer World Cup and we rejoiced with […]

Square and Compasses – 129 October 2022

The dictionary defines a “Mentor” as a “Trusted Advisor” and tells us that “Mentorship” is guidance provided by a more experienced person. Although the word “Mentor” is not used in the VSL, the concept of “Mentorship” is often referred to therein. In Proverbs 15 we read: Plans fail for lack of guidance, but with many […]

Square and Compasses – 128 September 2022

A Freemason with integrity is an honest man who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles – the foundation on which his Masonic brothers can build a relationship of trust with him. If any member finds these expectations conflict with the way in which he lives his life, then he should seriously consider whether he is […]

Square and Compasses – 126 July 2022

Freemasonry is not only a worthwhile but an essential pastime for every good, honest, moral and honourable man. It has been well said that as we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and happiness.

Square and Compasses – 125 June2022

We successfully celebrated 250 years of Freemasonry in South Africa during the period between 22 to 26 June 2022. In total, we had almost 300 people sharing in our various events. These included foreign guests as well as Brethren from all 4 Constitutions and from all over South Africa. The foreign delegations were led by: […]

Installation of the new Grand Master

On Saturday the 12th of December 2020, the Grand Lodge of South Africa installed a new Grand Master, MW Bro John Smith OSM MSA. It gives us great pleasure to share this auspicious occasion with you via the video, which was live streamed on our YouTube channel.

Feeding 3000 needy children for 100 days and how you can help

Freemasonry has worked for hundreds of years to solve and ease problems in their local communities with the aim of making the world a better place for all mankind. Today in South Africa we have many problems, but none can be more heart wrenching than children who are not properly fed. The knock-on effects and […]

1 Month, 1 Mason – Bro. Stephane Rogovsky

We all tend to mingle with people that are similar to us. Through Freemasonry, I am surrounded by people of all social classes, colors, or faiths. People who have different expectations and interests, but in the end, Freemasonry brings something special and personal to each and every one of us while still managing to connect us together to a much deeper level.