About AFS South Africa

AFS Interculture South Africa, formed in 1958, is a volunteer, non-profit organization which promotes and facilitates intercultural learning and awareness through exchange programmes and other intercultural learning activities to foster peaceful co-existence.

Each year AFS Interculture South Africa makes it possible for South Africans to welcome in their homes and experience the friendship of hundreds of participants from about 40 countries around the world. The same intercultural learning opportunities are provided to tens of South African citizens to live in a foreign country and learn a new culture, a new language, in short, you learn “a new way of seeing the world”.

The number of participants taking part in our programmes has increased significantly over the past few years. In 1995 AFS Interculture South Africa facilitated high school exchanges for 35 young people. Today more than 200 people a year – including high school students, young adults, and teachers – participate in AFS Interculture South Africa programmes.

”Through each participant, volunteer, returnee, host family or host school…. We attempt to change the world one step at a time, one person at a time. For only through this power of one can we hope to achieve our aim.”


Postal Address

Physical Address

PO Box 753
South Africa

201A Cresta Junction
Corner Judges Avenue & Beyers Naude Drive
Cresta, Johannesburg
South Africa

Office hours:
8h00 – 16h00
Monday – Friday

Local Tel: 0861 237 468
International Tel: (+27)(11) 431 0113

Fax :(+27)(11) 431 1923

E-mail: info-southafrica@afs.org

Company Registration No. 1995/006174/08