“TOGETHER WE CAN!” South African Women’s Alliance (SAWA) was established in 2014 by the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist Maloase Mogodi.  SAWA began as an organization to celebrate South African women trailblazers who have created opportunities for other courageous South African women that worked to bring democracy and peace to post-apartheid South Africa.

Since then, the organization has expanded its mission to:


  • Provide education, scholarships, tools and technology to schools that serve impoverished children in the Atlanta metropolitan area;

  • Creates a friendly and comfortable environment for leadership training, economic empowerment and cultural exchanges.

  • Provide workshops and services to global corporations and entrepreneurs;

  • Facilitate cultural exchanges between our sister countries and organizations. 

While SAWA is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA there are branches in Canada, Germany and South Africa.  Thus, the impact of the organization is expansive.  SAWA educates, inspires and celebrates the accomplishments of ordinary people with extraordinary impact.  To stimulate and cultivate tomorrow’s trailblazers, SAWA pays tribute and recognizes the accomplishments of living legends during its Annual South African National Women’s Day Atlanta Gala. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation is deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.