The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa

Achieving a better life for those with arthritis!

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 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

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

  Know Your Medication


Arthritis Drugs Database 



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