We are a Jewish Zionist Youth Movement that has been operating since 1930.

The Movement in 2021

Habonim Dror Southern Africa (HDSA) operates in 2 major Kenim (centers) – Johannesburg and Cape Town. We aim to educate Jewish Southern African youth on Zionism, Judaism and concerns of Humanity. We aim to inspire Jewish Southern African youth to prioritise and actualise Judaism, Zionism and Service to Humanity in their lives, whilst living out the values of tolerance, peace, equality, freedom, respect and human rights.

With a focus on informal education, Judaism, Zionism and leadership building, the movement is constantly running events for its chaverim. These events range from weekly meetings to mini-machanot over weekends to Israel tours and programmes.


In 2021 Habonim Dror is making a comeback with our in-person events. We miss all of our chaverim and not being able to see them in 2020 was difficult but necessary. Now we are able to adapt our annual programmes and run them in a Covid-19 friendly environment. Our events may look a little different this year with some taking place online or some daily activities instead of getaways. We cannot wait to be with our chaverim once again!