Welcome to the Freemasons of The Grand Lodge of South Africa - Northern Division

Freemasonry is an organisation of men who strive to live by the fundamental principles of truth, morality and brotherly love.


Right Worshipfull Brother Petrus Gysbertus Roos
Provincial Grand Master

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Fraternal greetings
Welcome to the web site of the Provincial Grand Lodge, Northern Division of the Grand Lodge of South Africa.
We hope that you will find the pages of interest and be able to become informed of our aims, objectives and structure.
The Northern Division supports and practices the aims and objectives of the Grand Lodge of South Africa.
These are delineated on the front pages of the year book and entitled; “The Declaration”.
We are a regular Grand Lodge, and as such, a member of the International Community of Grand Lodges.
We are one of the oldest regular Grand Lodges on continental Africa and enjoy pride of place within the Community of African Grand Lodges.
The geographical area covered by the Northern Division is the “old Transvaal”. This province ran from the northern bank of the Vaal River to the borders of Zimbabwe and Botswana.
22 Lodges operate under our jurisdiction within this area. Johannesburg and Pretoria are well represented within these Lodges and the remainder are associated mainly with the towns that have a history of mining.
The Northern Division is renowned for its hospitality towards visiting Brethren and if you are passing by, then drop in and join your Brethren on the square.
In the first instance, please contact the Provincial Grand Secretary: pgsec@pglnd.co.za
We look forward to seeing you.
Fraternally yours.

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Δ Why join Freemasonry? Δ

There are several million Freemasons worldwide. The oldest Lodge under the Grand Lodge of South Africa was established in 1772 and the Order locally has withstood the tests of time as it has evolved to it's present status of several thousand members. They are ordinary men, 21 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values and moral standards and a respect for the laws of society and the rights of individuals.

There are many reasons why men choose to be Freemasons. It promotes brotherly love, self-development, family and community values. Freemasonry provides members with an opportunity for public service and hands-on involvement in charitable and community issues, as well as a chance for them to socialise with men from all walks of life without religious, political or social barriers.

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The Northern Division of the Grand Lodge of South Africa will be hosting the Ceremonial Presentation What is Freemasonry? at various times and locations.
This insightful ceremony is aimed at clearing up many of the misconceptions and untruths surrounding Freemasonry and will give a better understanding of its aims, teachings, activities and manner of workings.

Enquiries: pgsec@pglnd.co.za