News Releases

Dedicated Saints in Ilovu Receive Answer to Prayers

News Release — 29 JANUARY 2016

After travelling for several years to Amanzimtoti to attend church meetings, dedicated saints in Ilovu have just been made an official branch/congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Responds to Drought-Relief Request

Photo Essay — 29 JANUARY 2016

LDS missionaries and others from the Area Office responded to an urgent request from Jacaranda FM in Johannesburg to assist those in drought-stricken areas of South Africa through 'Project Water-Drop'.

Selfless Service at South Africa MTC

News Release — 20 JANUARY 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South Africa Missionary Training Center (MTC) has been blessed by the service of President Philip L. Collins and Sister Patricia Collins, whose mission is drawing to a close.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Announces New Missions in Africa, Asia

News Release — 7 JANUARY 2016

100 Voice Children's Choir Remember Mandela

Photo Essay — 20 DECEMBER 2015

Thousands of attendees at this year's Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk converged on Pretoria Saturday, December 12th and were thrilled to see almost 100 children from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Interfaith Primary Choir perform on-stage.

Bringing Light to Those in Need

News Release — 18 DECEMBER 2015

Members of the Bedfordview LDS Ward in Johannesburg joined over 40,000 volunteers worldwide on Mitzvah Day 2015, bringing lights to families living in squatter camps throughout the area.

A Royal Prince Visits South Africa

News Release — 11 DECEMBER 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received an invitation to attend Prince Harry’s recent visit to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 3 Dec 2015. The Prince shared tender memories of Madiba during his remarks.

Groundbreaking of New Mormon Temple in Kinshasa Announced

Breaking News — 10 DECEMBER 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the ground-breaking for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Temple, to be held Friday, February 12, 2016.

Church Launches ‘A Savior Is Born’ Christmas Message

Featured Story — 29 NOVEMBER 2015

A Christmas message that includes a video in multiple languages and outdoor advertising in New York City’s Times Square was launched Sunday, November 29, 2015 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"My Path" Self-Reliance Program Launched in Africa - Preparing for What Lies Ahead

News Release — 27 NOVEMBER 2015

Across sub-Saharan Africa the importance of self-reliance was addressed in hundreds of Latter-day Saint congregations throughout the month of November 2015.