We’re reaching students for Christ.


Since 1896, the Students’ Christian Organisation (SCO) has been a mouthpiece for Christ in schools and universities across South Africa. We seek to reach students with the Gospel, making disciples, developing students leaders and impacting our academic institutions for the glory of God.

Our History

In 2016 the Students’ Christian Organisation (SCO) officially turned 120 years old. The organisation was founded as the Students’ Christian Association (SCA) up until 1965 when it became divided. In 1997, two of the four divided sections of SCA merged to form a bright, new and beautiful SCO as we know it today.

Our Vision

We wish to see students across South Africa be transformed by the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ, built into communities, as transformed disciples who go forth impacting their institutions and society at large.

Our Leaders

Our leaders are dedicated to the work of God. They serve with zeal and passion for the Gospel. SCO leadership is existent in six different forms, namely: the NATEX, the PEC, the HIS, the BEC, cell together with ministry leaders and school facilitators.

Getting Involved

Our programmes and activities are vast, ranging from those held in local schools and universities, to programmes coordinated by the provincial and national offices and it’s counterparts. You can help getting involved in these programmes by affiliating as a member of SCO, affiliating your fellowship group or a group of students in your institution with SCO, donating to the work of the organisation or enrolling yourself into our short term ministerial programme.

All for His glory


Donations help greatly in keeping the organisation smooth sailing. Should you wish to make a contribution, feel free to EFT your free-will giving or donate via GivenGain.

Contact Us


Students’ Christian Organisation

Elloughton House, 1 Chapel Lane, Rosebank

Cape Town, South Africa

+27 21 685 0942

[email protected]

www.sco.org.za - Website Developed by SCO CPUT Cape Town Publicity Team

The Students’ Christian Organisation (SCO) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (022-910 NPO).