Our Vision

Arthritis Foundation of South Africa exists to achieve a better life for all those affected with arthritis.

Our Mission

We enable those with arthritis to live a valuable life in all its dimensions through increasing awareness, providing education and offering support. 
 

 

Services we provide

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa is the only body in our country providing 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 these diseases, and by advocating the interests of people with arthritis in government, medical and media circles.

The National Office is in Cape Town and supports regional centres in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Bloemfontein.

EDUCATION 

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

SUPPORT

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

INFORMATION

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

ADVOCACY

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. 

 

How we provide our services 

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MEMBERSHIPS

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DONATIONS

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SPONSORSHIPS

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BEQUESTS

 

Meet The Team

Ann Olivier 

(Chief Executive Officer)

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Learning and the attainment of knowledge is imperative for growth both personal and  professional. 

Nicolette Ryklef

(National Administration Co-ordinator)

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"The right path is not always the easiest."

Sheila Knipe 

(National Finance Manager) 

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"One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or to try harder"

Qhosh Ribeiro

(National Marketing & Communications Manager) 

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"When you approach challenges from a place of love, solutions emerge." 

Vicki Sanan

(Community Liaison Officer - Eastern Cape  ) 

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"A good attitude is the essence of well-being."

Lorraine Mantini 

(Community Liaison Officer - Western Cape) 

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"Hope is having just enough light to lead onwards."

Julie Martin 

(Community Liaison Officer - Western Cape )

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"Tomorrow is promised no one therefore we live for today"

Nadine Lewis 

(Regional Office Manager Gauteng)

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"If all mankind could strive for qualities like kindness, compassion and empathy, what a wonderful world it would be."

Sister. Joyce Ncala

(Community Liaison Officer - Soweto) 

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“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace”

Esna Jooste

(Community Liaison Officer - Free State)

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“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”

Gift Mantini 

(Representative & Merchandiser - Western Cape) 

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“The grass is greener where you water it”.

Brenda Spence

(Administration Coordinator - Gauteng) 

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"Be the reason someone smiles, be the reason someone feels loved and believe in the goodness in people."

William Martin

(Community Liaison Office Support - Western Cape) 

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"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

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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