SAWIP inspires, develops and supports annual teams of interns and its whole alumni body to bring about community development through social projects amongst the most disadvantaged and marginalised South Africans.


The SAWIP Boards are very happy to announce that SAWIP (SA) has been awarded Section 18A tax exemption status by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and has been authorized, from 12 June 2015, to issue tax deductible receipts to donors.

SAWIP Team 2015

The boards and management of the South Africa-Washington International Program are pleased to announce the Team of 2015. After a highly competitive process of selection, nineteen exceptional interns were selected to pursue an intensive seven month development program in South Africa and the United States which aims to inspire and build their capabilities for servant leadership and the delivery of social projects amongst poor and marginalized South Africans and build our nation.

SAWIP SA Board welcomes Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba as Director

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba was appointed as a Group Executive Director of Discovery Limited in July 2011. He holds a medical degree from the University of Natal, specialised in Obstetrics and Gynecology, holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the University of London, and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.

SAWIP Newsletter November 2014

Click here to download the SAWIP Newsletter November 2014.

Application Instruction Document 2015

The Application Instruction Document 2015 is now available! This document contains all the materials and questions you will need to prepare for the SAWIP 2015 Application.  It is advised that you use this document as a model as the online application must be completed in a single sitting and cannot be saved.


Applications for SAWIP 2015 have closed. Thank you very much for your interest in the South Africa-Washington International Program!

The 2014 Team (Western Cape and Gauteng) engaging with community youth, driving change and building hope

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