A World Without MS

Our vision is a world where individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) thrive, empowered by comprehensive support and access to the latest advancements in MS care. We envision a future where solidarity, research, and collaborative efforts pave the way for improved treatments and a deeper understanding of MS.

At Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA), our mission is to alleviate the challenges faced by those with Multiple Sclerosis and their support networks. We provide unwavering emotional support, accurate information, and resources for individuals diagnosed with MS, their families, caregivers, and friends. Our commitment extends to fostering partnerships, promoting research, advocating for superior care, and fundraising to fulfil our objectives. We strive to create a compassionate, informed, and empowered community that champions the well-being and advancement of those affected by MS.

For people with MS and their families, access to healthcare, support and information are vital, as is the knowledge that scientists around the world are collaborating to develop better treatments for MS and eventually stop MS. We are working with our member organisations around the world to make this happen. Working together across the globe, we boost scientific progress to prevent, treat and stop MS. We strive for a world where everyone living with MS can access treatments. We also leverage our relations with the global NGO community, and intergovernmental organisations to further our common goals. Together we will inspire and grow the global movement to place MS higher on the global health agenda, and to tackle the challenges for everyone affected by MS.

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.

Support Multiple Sclerosis South Africa

Visit https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/ - choose Multiple Sclerosis SA as your beneficiary.


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 


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Contact Us

National Contact (NPO 003-275)

+27 82 550 5486