The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa sells advertising space as a means to raise funds towards projects that uplift communities affected by arthritis.  

Paid advertisements appear in The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa’s publications, including print and other digital formats. The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa does not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement. Advertisers making claims are expected to have research data that substantiates these claims and the research or citation is to be made available on the vendor's website or, where proprietary interests exist, be made available upon request. The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa confirms the research is relevant to the claim but does not verify the validity of the research. Advertising does not influence editorial decisions or content. The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa reserves the right to refuse, reject, or cancel any advertisement for any reason at any time without liability. Please email to review all the advertising contract and standards.


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You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express written consent of an authorised Arthritis Foundation of South Africa representative.




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While The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa takes reasonable measures to ensure that the contents of this Website are accurate and complete, we make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of this Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on this Website. We reserve the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the information and to the products and programs described in such information, at any time without notice.

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The user may not use any of The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa' trademarks in any way without our express prior written permission, and only in ways contractually agreed to.

The trademarks and any other programme, initiative or product name that The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa may present on the website from time to time may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not there, nor in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, or in any way that may disparage or discredit the organisation.

Other logos and names used on the website may also be the trademarks of The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa or their respective owners. No permission is given by us in respect of the use of any such trademarks, names or logos and such use may constitute an infringement of the holder's rights.

The user acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the website and all photographs, designs, images, text, software, data, audio, video, files and other material in the website or material generated by or transmitted from the website are owned by The he Arthritis Foundation of South Africa or our licensors.

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The payee (donor) understands that their authority and payment may be cancelled at any time. A monthly debit order instated can be cancelled by the donor, and the donor understands that he/she are not entitled to refunds of amounts while the authority was enforced.
In case of debit order cancellations may only take effect a month later. Therefore, the no cancellation can take place while the transaction has already been authorized or are in the thirty-day process.


Information such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, date of birth or bank details you provide is collected in connection with specific activities which may include donations, campaigns, feedback, surveys, e-mail bulletins and petitions.

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa collects web usage data like numbers and frequency of visitors, pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, how many people visit on a regular basis and the usefulness of our pages. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live - it simply allows us to monitor the effectiveness of our website.

As stipulated above information can only be used for the specified purpose it was originally obtained for.

The POPI Act limits the further processing of personal information. If the processing takes place for purposes beyond the original scope that was agreed to by the data subject, the processing is prohibited.

The person who processes the information must ensure the quality of the information by taking reasonable steps to ensure that the information is complete, not misleading, up to date and accurate.

The person processing the personal information should have a degree of openness. The data subject and the Information Regulator must be notified that data is being processed.
The person processing data must ensure that the proper security safeguards and measures to safeguard against loss, damage, destruction and unauthorised or unlawful access or processing of the information, has been put in place.

The data subject must be able to participate. The data subject must be able to access the personal information that a responsible party has on them and must be able to correct the information.

The person processing the data is accountable to ensure that the measures that give effect to these principles are complied with when processing personal information.




As stipulated by South African Law The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa follows the South African Data Protection Act. We protect our all data and the right of donors’ privacy in terms of common law, section 14 of the Constitution of South Africa 1996.

We are mindful and sensitive that our donors provide their information for one reason (the purpose of giving) and that their information may not be used for any other purpose. The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa follows the eight principles as prescribed by the POPIA for the lawful processing and use of personal information. All data are personal and obtained in a lawful and fair manner.


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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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


HELPLINE: +27 861 30 30 30 

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