SAKOV

Who Are We?

Who Are We?

The Southern African Church and Concert Organists’ Society (SACOS) endeavours to promote music, as well as liturgical and organ-building practices in Southern Africa by developing and supporting church and concert organists (as well as to encourage interest from ministers, music groups, church councils and organ builders) in order to offer functional, relevant and inspired services. The Society facilitates subject-focused liaison between organists and other interested parties, and provides expert information and guidance. SACOS furthermore acts in an advisory role and endeavours to establish responsible guidelines and suggestions – also in terms of organists’ salaries and service contracts.

Since its establishment on 10 May 1980, SACOS has regularly published an accredited subject journal, Vir die Musiekleier / To the Director of Music, as well as newsletters. Tutorial courses are offered annually in the thirteen SACOS districts in South Africa and Namibia, and special projects, such as providing publications and recordings, are launched. SACOS members are exposed to the latest information and news to do with organ music.

With close to 1 000 members, SACOS is a home for all organists and organ music lovers!

Executive Committee

Dr. Mario Nell

Chairman
T: 082 852 4536 (S)
E: marionell2@gmail.com

Dr. Gerrit Jordaan

Vice-Chairman
T: 072 760 3446 (S)
E: jordaan.gerrit@gmail.com

Prof. Theo van Wyk

Secretary
T: 072 088 2964 (S)
T: 012 420 2602 (W)
E: theodore.vanwyk@up.ac.za

Me. Anneli Roux

Treasurer
Postnet Suite 011 - Private Bag X21
Queenswood 0121

T: 083 447 2245 (S)
T: 086 646 9015 (F)
E: anneli.roux9@gmail.com

Regional Representatives

Kobus-Vos

Mr. Kobus Vos

Gordonia
T: 082 923 4055 (S)
E: jfvos@telkomsa.net

Prof. Gideon Els

Johannesburg, East and West Rand
T: 083-6302741 (S)
E: deonels@mweb.co.za
Alet-Jooste

Mev. Alet Jooste

KwaZulu-Natal
T: 033-347-2400 (T)
E: jooste@sai.co.za

Mev. Renchia Venter

Limpopo
T: 072 634 3442 (S)
E: Renchia.grobbelaar@gmail.com

Mrs. Thelma Steyn

Mpumalanga
T: 083 630 2151 (S)
E: thelmasteyn@gmail.com

Mrs. Erina Junius

NAMIBIA

Mr. Hannes Visagie

North West

Mr. Benji de Lange

EASTERN CAPE
T: 082 899 5644 (S)
E: mrdelange2010@gmail.com

Mr. Gideon Brits

Pretoria
T: 082 795 1911 (S)
E: gideon.brits@up.ac.za

Mrs. Margaret van der Vegt

VAAL TRIANGLE
T: 082 927 2179 (S)
E: jmvdvegt@absamail.co.za

Mrs. Erna Rademan

FREE STATE
T: 082 565 1058 (S)
E: ernara@mweb.co.za

Mr. Johann Enslin

WESTERN CAPE
T: 074 359 8069 (S)
E: jenslin@hugenoteskool.co.za

Mr. Hyran Motha

Suid-Kaap
T: 082 702 2924 (S)
E: hyran.hm@gmail.com

Editors

Prof. Gideon Els

Editor: To the Director of Music
T: 083-6302741 (S)
E: deonels@mweb.co.za

Mev. Yolanda Botha

Redaktrise: Nuusbrief
T: 082 312 6348 (S)
E: nuusbrief.sakov@gmail.com

Mr. Eon Malan

Editor: Social Media
T: 072 852 6018 (S)
E: eon.malan@gmail.com

Mr. Johann Enslin

Editor: Webpage
T: 074 359 8069 (S)
E: jenslin@hugenoteskool.co.za

Administration

Mrs. Marie-Carine Jordaan

Administrative Officer
T: 082 930 3815 (S)
F: 051 447 2202 (F)
E: sakov@jlj.co.za

Honorary Membership

Honorary membership

SACOS members whose activities, in the opinion of the Executive Committee and management of the society, have made a significant contribution to the promotion of organ or church music in Southern Africa, may be elected as honorary members. Honorary members are elected through an official written nomination by a SACOS member, which also needs to be seconded by another SACOS member. Such nomination is presented to the Annual General Meeting together with the recommendation of the Executive Committee. An honorary member nomination is confirmed and seconded by an ordinary majority vote during the Annual General Meeting.

  • Rev Johannes Bingle
  • Prof Gawie Cillié†
  • Mrs Barbara Louw†
  • Mr Pieter van der Westhuizen
  • Mr Arie van Namen†
  • Mr Roelof Temmingh†
  • Dr Louwrens Strydom†
  • Prof Albert Troskie
  • Ms Susan Engelbrecht†
  • Prof Henk Temmingh
  • Dr Driekie Jankowitz†
  • Prof Chris Lamprecht
  • Prof Gerrit Olivier
  • Prof Wim Viljoen
  • Prof Daleen Kruger
  • Mrs. Margaret van der Vegt
  • Mr Bouwer van Rooyen
  • Prof Stephanus Zondagh†
  • Prof. Deon Lamprecht
  • Rev Cassie Carstens†
  • Dr Barry Smith
  • Rev Jacques Louw

Mission & Vision

SACOS Mission

To develop member’s skills and knowledge of organ and church music via training and schooling which is aimed at general as well as specific needs; to contribute to knowledge of the function of song in liturgy and to improve the quality of organ playing and maintenance of organs.

SACOS Vision

To promote music, as well as liturgical and organ-building practices in Southern Africa by developing and supporting organists (as well as to encourage interest from ministers, music groups, church councils and organ builders) in order to offer functional, relevant and inspired services.