The South African Motor Neurone Disease Association was founded in late 1990, to bring together all those people with a family member with MND and who were concerned about the total lack of support in Africa. They had experienced the fantastic backup support system available in Canada & UK, and decided to form a Committee to help those in the Western Cape, which is where they all lived. The Association became affiliated to the Hospice Association of South Africa in 1994 and now has branches in Gauteng and KZN with the Head Office in Cape Town. It is a voluntary organization and its main concern is the welfare of the MND sufferer.


“To provide the best possible support for people living with Motor Neurone Disease, their families and carers, via a support service of both physical assistance and psychological counselling. To loan patients the equipment required. To publish a quarterly newsletter for patients, family members, doctors, hospices, therapists and donors.”