sisters of africa women's conference

Each year, women gather to receive relevant and practical ministry from God’s Word and internationally respected keynote speakers as well as our very own Ps Wilma Olivier who is the visionary behind the Sisters of Africa Conference.  A multitude of women’s lives have been transformed through this annual conference.  In turn women are equipped and empowered to impact their homes, churches and workplaces.

This year we are bigger and better than ever before with TWO conferences running back to back. Conference 1 will be happening Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday morning with Conference 2 running over Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday.

Sisters of Africa 2019 will have two conferences in a 3 day format with confirmed guest speakers Lisa Bevere, Valorie Burton and Sheila Craft.

10 - 12 September 2019
12 - 14 September 2019


Check out the Sisters of Africa Programme here

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parking information

We’re excited to be rolling out the red carpet for every lady this year, and part of that is ensuring that the flow of traffic around campus is as smooth as possible. This means that some ladies will park on campus, and others around the corner at Sandown High, escorted in shuttles in a quick trip onto campus and back. 

If your registration number is from 0 – 1800 you will be parking on site at Rivers Sandton, and registrations from 1801 upwards will park at Sandown.

You will have received an SMS confirming where you will be parking. Have your SMS ready on arrival to gain access to the correct parking venue. Make sure you come a little early, and take into account the travel time in the shuttle to ensure you don’t miss anything!

GPS coordinates of Sandown High School: -26.0965259, 28.0570393.
Entrance on Rivonia Rd, opposite Jaguar.

Shuttles will leave every 10 minutes or when full.
Thursday – 12 September
2.00pm – 6.45pm (entry)
8.00pm – 10.00pm (exit)

Friday – 13 September
6.15am – 10.15am (entry)
1.00pm – 3.00pm (lunch change over)
5.00pm – 6.00pm (exit)

Saturday – 14 September
6.15am – 9.15am (entry)
11am – 12pm (lunch change over)
12.30pm – 2.30pm (exit)

Off-site parking is for Conference 2 only, all delegates in Conference 1 will be parking on campus.

2019 speakers

lisa bevere, usa

Lisa Bevere’s authentic and passionate teachings weave profound biblical truths with practical application. A New York Times best-selling author, her books are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world.

When Lisa is not traveling, you’ll find her in Colorado with her four sons, daughters-in-love, and grandchildren.

valorie burton, usa

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over forty states and ten countries.

She and her husband grew up in Denver, Colorado and live near Atlanta, Georgia with their three children.

sheila craft, usa

Ps Sheila Craft, married to Ps Keith Craft, serves as the Executive Children’s Ministry Director of Elevate Life Church, providing leadership and pastoral oversight for the entire children’s ministry of ELC. She is also the Director of Women’s Ministries, and in this role inspires the transformation that takes place in the women of Elevate Life Church.

She has been married to Ps Keith for 36 years and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

wilma olivier, senior pastor and conference host

Ps Wilma’s all consuming desire is to see value placed on womanhood and to mobilise women for the cause of Christ, especially across this nation. This passion drives the annual Sisters of Africa conference. Her teaching resources appeal to young and old and she has written two books called Small Beginnings and Life as a Chocolate Cake. As wife, mother, friend, pastor, visionary, role model and mentor – Wilma reflects what she teaches – a woman of God reaching for her full potential.

kids africa conference

Kids Africa is our annual Kids Conference that runs simultaneously with Sisters Of Africa Conference 2. For children aged 1 to Grade 6, we promise to take your children on a journey of learning about, and seeking God for His ultimate purpose in their lives. Kids Africa is fun, exciting and relevant. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn about God. Kids attending Kids Africa must be accompanied by an adult attending Sisters Of Africa. Kids Africa registrations can only be made at an Info Counter at church or by contacting the church office (011 523 7000) and will only be running during Conference 2.

highlights from 2018