Sometimes I wish the walls at Sonop could talk and tell the stories of the past. Fortunately, the walls carry the tradition, culture and brotherhood of all the previous years and so it becomes part of every new Sonopper’s Sonop experience. What a great privilege it is to be able to live in a place like no other.
CM Kriel, Chairman 2019/20
Sonop takes young boys and teaches them what it is to be men. Men who establish the Kingdom of God in our midst with truth and power. Men who will take on the roles of head and priest of their families with a God-fearing love. Men who walk in God’s light and keep on seeking a deeper relationship with God.
Jacobus Cordier, Vice Chairman 2019/20
Hard work, perseverance and difficult times. Sonop teaches you how to function under difficult conditions – diamonds are only formed under high pressure. Christian values, character and perseverance – that’s our culture.
Elvis Zondi, RC 2019/20

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth. This quote perfectly sums up a Sonopper. A Sonopper is not necessarily going to be the best on the field or the smartest in the class, but he NEVER gives up, and that’s what makes Sonop stand out above all the other residences, that’s what makes Sonop the best.

Stefan Kruger, RC 2019/20
It’s about pride. It’s about history and tradition. It’s the Hope for the future. In all areas, from culture, academia and on the sports field. The ordinary guy suddenly turn into a hero. Sunday night echos the sound of a group of men through the streets of Pretoria. 105 years of tradition are always together in spirit. Because “Very few can be a Sonopper”.
Adriaan Lombard, RC 2019/20

A Sonop resident is a normal person who works harder than other normal people and this is the core of Sonop’s success.

Dewald van Lingen, RC 2019/20
Sunrise is your unfair advantage in life. This is something an ex-Sonopper told me has stuck with me to this day. Every day that passes one sees that Sonop is an investment in one’s life.
Alex Winter, RC 2019/20

What’s worse than a home without a mother …? Definitely “Sonop without a Nonnie”. As Sonop’s Nonnie it is not only my duty to keep every young man’s stomach full, but out of love I carry every Sonopper’s interests at heart. Nonnie is your mother away from home …

Nonnie Jenny Buys

SONOP RAG

RAG (Reach out and Give) is one of the annual activities that all Sonoppers look forward to.

Early in the year, the 2nd year participants take part in a short-term project where they build physical structures to needy organizations to promote the organizations. In 2020, Sonop built 28 double-seat school benches for Danville Primary School and assisted at the SPCA Watloo branch with raising awareness for adopting pets and cleaning facilities.

RAG, however, does not just involve a short-term project early in the year. Blood donation is an important activity that we do throughout the year. RAG also contributes to the community around Sonop. During the Covid-19 crisis, Sonop provided gloves, hand sanitizers, coffee and rusks to all security personnel in the community. Rag also regularly helps out at soup kitchens.

Rag is important to us here at Sonop Christian Home because we can not only show our gratitude by helping other people but we also firmly believe in The Fruit of the Spirit. It is a term used by the Apostle Paul to summarize nine visible characteristics of a true Christian life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control (Galatians 5:22).