1 in 5 South Africans could be living with arthritis, at least 50% of those people are unaware of their status.

Not only are we on a mission to change that, we exist to enable those with arthritis to live a valuable life in all its dimensions through increasing awareness, providing education and offering support.






Become a member of the Arthritis Foundation and receive all the benefits 


We run a range of educational programmes experts and leaders in the arthritis community. 



Our support and development programmes focus on improving daily life and long-term health. 



We are a leading source of information about treatment, management and care for the different types of arthritis and rheumatism. 


We promote public awareness about arthritis and advocate for policies and healthcare  practices that put the patient first. 

Links to medical specialists

We guide you on how best to access the right medical specialists in your area.

Together we can!

Together with correct medical treatment, having the confidence to take personal control of your illness, has been shown many times to be the most important factor in restoring quality of life for people with arthritis. Therefore, in everything we do, we put the emphasis on building the individual's capacity for managing their own disease.

In a nutshell

We are the only body in our country that provides non-medical support for arthritis patients, their families and carers.

To do this we are involved in a wide range of education and support programmes, in providing access to information about  diseases, and by advocating the interests of people with arthritis in government, medical and media circles.

Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) Number: 930011128

Non Profit Organisation Registration Number: 002-847-NPO

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Get in touch

Questions and requests for information from members and non-members are welcome.

2201 Absa Building, 2 Riebeek St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Available 08:30 – 16:00 Monday–Friday

Tel: +27 21 425 2344

Email: info@arthritis.org.za

HELPLINE: +27 861 30 30 30 

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