Progressive Judaism in South Africa has played a major role in the development of the overall Jewish community in the country. Progressive Jewish rabbis and lay leaders were in the forefront of the struggle against apartheid and are among the active proponents in the cause of racial equality and democracy today.

The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) includes nine congregations located in major cities throughout the country. Other organizations affiliated with Progressive Judaism in the country are: the Southern African Union of Temple Sisterhoods, the Southern African Association of Progressive Rabbis, the Southern African Union for Progressive Judaism Bet Din, and Netzer Olami youth movement.