At least 50% of South Africans could be living with arthritis  and are unaware of their status.

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Studies have shown that social support can reduce depression and anxiety.

Some people do best with a large support group, while others need a small support system. Giving and receiving support from others is a basic human need.

The goal of social support is to decrease stress.


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Thank you for helping to make it possible for the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa, to provide over 4500 members with education, support, advocacy, information and a lay of arms of professional bodies, your generosity helps us spread light, comfort, and hope to all those living with Arthritis.   

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We run a range of educational programmes with experts and leaders in th the arthritis community. The programmes we  focus on improving the lives of those affected by arthritis for their daily and long-term health.

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Including a us in your will is a way to bring dignity, meaning and purpose to a life well lived. It is an opportunity to continue to support the good work we do, or to support us in the way you always wanted to, but were unable to in your lifetime. You, and your values, beliefs and generous philanthropic role modelling, will live on in the memories of our members and beneficiaries. 

The simple fact is that without your generosity, our foundation would not exist. 

Bequests form the financial basis our foundation and are absolutely essential for ensuring the good work we do continues into the future.


Become an AFSA 

Champion today!

Become an AFSA Champion through our public awareness volunteering program.

Volunteering with us is an opportunity to make a difference by creating awareness for Arthritis in your neighbourhood no matter where you are within South Africa.

Enthusiastic volunteers will help us with the task of distributing promotional and educational material to your nearest public areas; clinics, libraries, hospitals, etc.

If you have time to give and the commitment to end avoidable disabilities caused by late / no diagnosis of arthritis, then we are keen to welcome you among our team.

The need is great and the resources are limited - this is a non-paying position and is suitable for people who really just want to help spread Arthritis awareness and education by distributing relevant material from Arthritis Foundation of South Africa.

Send an email to: and we will get in touch with you.

Share your expertise 

Attention all Rheumatologists


Rheumatology Nurses

We need your expertise to reach more people through all our communication channels. 

In South Africa, there is a great shortage of rheumatologists, not more than 40 in the

country as a whole.

According to the World Health Organization, there should be one for every

180 000 people, so the shortage is obvious in South Africa.

Most of them are also attached to the training

hospitals in urban areas. 

Here is how you can help:












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.

Get in touch

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

Unit 8, Inospace - Island Works, 22 Cumberland Rd, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405

Available 08:30 – 16:00 Monday–Friday

Tel: +27 21 425 2344


Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) Number: 930011128

Non Profit Organisation Registration Number: 002-847-NPO

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