To provide emotional support and accurate information to people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as their families, loved ones, friends and caregivers.

About Us

Established in 1966, Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Its mission is to ensure that people affected by MS receive recognition, improve access to treatment, support, and enhanced quality of life.

The organization originated from a pressing need following the emergence of the first recorded cases of MS in the Eastern Cape area, under the guidance of Dr. Geoffrey Dean. In August 1963, Dr. Dean founded the South African Multiple Sclerosis Society. After a series of correspondence, the society was finally registered on July 6, 1966, as an official Welfare Organization.

Although the group had been active prior to this date, September 3, 1967, is considered the official registered date as reflected in the first official minutes on that day.

MSSA is actively involved in policy making and setting SA guidelines for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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SASSA Grant Information

In South Africa, the South African Government general disability grant is available (to South African Citizens ONLY) and information in this regard can be accessed at https://www.gov.za/services/social-benefits/disability-grant 


Contact Us

National Contact (NPO 003-275)

+27 82 550 5486

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