The Arya Samaj S.A. recognises it has to counteract the perception that many in society hold which is that it is just ‘another religious organisation’ but instead has a key role to play in confronting and addressing the many social issues that plague all sections of the community. The Arya Samaj SA was recognized as the first ‘religious organisation’ that marshaled support of the many other faith based organizations and NGO’s to march against drugs (MAD) in Chatsworth and Phoenix. The marches caused the authorities to intensify their efforts, resulting in many positive developments in this area. A successful march against domestic violence also yielded positive results. Issues such as gambling were highlighted in the Veda Jyoti, which has a free circulation of 70 000.