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Scientology ‘Ideal Org’: Pretoria, South Africa

 
722 Stanza Bopape (Church) Street
Arcadia Pretoria 0083
087-803-0888

Went Ideal: February 23, 2013
Miscavige quote: “Today we open an Ideal Org on sacred ground, for it was here at the veritable summit of South Africa that freedom was claimed for so many. And just as the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement, it shall never set on our own work until that freedom is realized by every last soul in the land. So yes, with this new Church, we rededicate ourselves to carry on the work L. Ron Hubbard began in this nation and so fulfill his prediction that ‘from Southern Africa will spring the next great civilization on this planet.'”

[Since 2003, Scientology leader David Miscavige has been on an ambitious quest to upgrade every one of Scientology’s “orgs” — its name for churches. One after another, orgs are being replaced by “Ideal Orgs” in what Miscavige claims represents an expansion of the church’s reach. Local members are under intense pressure to raise funds for the multimillion-dollar projects, but there’s no evidence that fancier facilities are bringing in new members. We’re maintaining pages for each Ideal Org, and we’re hoping you’ll help us keep up to date about these places by sending us information about them.]

 






Scientology’s shills: Dr. Mathole Motshekga, member of Parliament; Thabo Madisa, director of programs for Constitution Hill; Prince Unathi Mtirara, chairman of Opera South Africa; Theodora Mohale, Department of Education Gauteng; Alfred Tsetsane, regional commissioner for Department of Corrections; Anna-Mari Pieterse, Humanity’s Team South Africa

 
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