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adolfThe Kolping Society was founded in Germany in the mid 19th-century by Blessed Fr Adolf Kolping, a priest from Cologne who founded Journeymen's Associations  to combat the misery of young crafts journeymen in the era of industrialisation. .

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Kolping in the News


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The KOLPING Johannesburg Family is the oldest Kolping "family" in South Africa. It was established in 1952 by German immigrants, who left Germany after World War II.

Kolping "families" are Diocesan or Parish branches of he Kolping Society of South Africa, which is a Catholic lay-membership organisation based on the gospel of Jesus Christ, the social teachings of the Church and the ideals of founder, Father Adolph Kolping. It is forms part of the international Kolping movement, which has more than 400 000 members, working in more than 60 countries around the world.

The Kolping Johannesburg Family is Diocese-based, and has three affiliated Families in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg. They are the Mndeni, Zandspruit and Riverlea Families. 


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We are looking for companies or individuals who would like to assist us to extend our after-school Maths project

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Gardening Appeal

We are looking for donations of seeds, garden implements or anything that will help with our enthusiastic gardeners in the various Kolping communities.


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