South African Polyamory

This is the umbrella website for polyamory in South Africa.

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What is polyamory?

Polyamory literally means "many loves".

Polyamory, according to wikipedia, is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and informed consent of everyone involved.

From the individual standpoint polyamory is the possibility of having love relationships with more than one boyfriend/girlfriend/lover/wife/husband at a time. Maybe these people also have relationships with your other loves, or with different people entirely. The important point is that everyone knows about and accepts everyone else involved. Honesty is key and communication is essential.

Polyamory is one of several forms of ethical non-monogamy.

Want to know more about polyamory? A good place to start is by reading this FAQ, or, thanks to GBB, an Afrikaans translation of it. Also, try browsing these international and local links and interviews. To dive deeper, check out our discussion topics.

Upcoming Events


What : Discussion Picnic Lunch
Topic : How we made it through past few months/years
When : Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where : Berea
Note : We will require all participants to have their government issued vaccination certificate.
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More info on South African Polyamory events

Local media articles related to polyamory

What is being said about polyamory in the local media.

Local polyamory-friendly communities

Places online to hang out where the site organisers are welcoming of polyamorous people.

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