The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa

Achieving a better life for those with arthritis!

 

 Welcome to our website!

 

 This is the online home of the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa. Founded in 1973, the Arthritis Foundation is the only non-profit organisation in South Africa providing non-medical support for people with arthritis, their families and carers. It is entirely privately funded and aims to enable people with arthritis to live a valuable life in all its dimensions through increasing awareness, providing education and offering support. 

 

Awareness Days and Event Calendar

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8/10/2014World Arthritis Day - Port Elizabeth
Topic Research Trends in Arthritis Speaker Dr. Niel Malan Date 8th October, 2014 at 09h30 Venue St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, corner of...   More
09/10/2014World Arthritis Day - Johannesburg Branch
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Wits Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown Presenter: Tereza Hough, CEO National Osteoporosis Society SA; “Dilemmas in Treating Osteoporosis. Is there a Rational...   More
10/10/2014World Arthritis Day - All Branches
Please contact your branch.   More
10/10/2014Annual General Meeting - The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General of The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa will be held in The Klein Schuur Room, New Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town on Friday 10th October at...   More
15/10/2014World Arthritis Day - Bloemfontein
15 Oktober - Rumatoïde Artritis Is artritis = R/A, met Dr Chris Nel (Rumatoloog) en Juane Raats (Arbeidsterapeut). KINE 13 MEDIESEFAKULTEIT UNIVERSITEIT. Ry deur westelike ingang van UFS, in DF Malherbe...   More
16/10/2014World Arthritis Day - Cape Town
Speakers - Dr Ayanda Gcelu -Rheumatologist Arthritis Does not Mean the end! Ruth Goble - Medic Alert Representative - The importance of having a Medic Alert bracelet. Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014 Venue:...   More
21/10/2014World Arthritis Day - Helderberg branch
21 October - World Arthritis Day will be marked by a talk at 2pm by UCT’s Professor Tim Noakes on ‘Auto-Immune Arthritis diseases, Osteoarthritis and the Link to Diet’. As the usual venue will be too small,...   More
25/11/2014Complimentary Therapies Day - All Branches
Please contact your branch for detail.   More
27/11/2014Complimentary Therapies Day - Johannesburg Branch
Venue: St George Church , 7 Sherbourne Road, Parktown Presenter: Gail Landau, Dietician “Probiotics and your Health.” Presenter: Fiona Douglas “Correct Body Alignment”    More


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