Headway Gauteng, is a registered non-profit organisation that offers a variety of support programmes to adult survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) as well as support services to their families and caregivers.
The vast majority of our injured members have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle, pedestrian vehicle or motor cycle accident, physical assault, fall or sporting injury. However, Acquired Brain Injuries also include stroke, lack of oxygen to the brain, tumours or illnesses such as meningitis.
All our members have led a full life up until the time of their brain injury, which has caused permanent changes to their physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being.
Headway Gauteng is able to offer information, practical advice and better understanding about what Brain Injury will mean for the future and how the family can make a meaningful contribution to the recovery of the injured individual.
This group is the official representative for pathology for the South African Medical Association.
The objectives of the group are to:
Promote the practice and professional interests of both clinical and anatomical pathology.
Promote the use of pathology as a diagnostic tool to both the medical profession and the lay public.
Establish professional relationships amongst pathologists and with medical aid schemes, public and private institutions, government authorities, the life insurance industry and university medical schools.
Promote the establishment and maintenance of acceptable standards in respect of pathology education and practice in South Africa.
Assist in the promotion of good health practices within the population.
DAG’s overarching vision is “the creation of sustainable human settlements through development processes which enable human rights, dignity and equity”. Since the beginning of 2013, building on themes first mooted at the “Re-imagining the City: A New Urban Order” Conference in 2010, DAG has been developing and articulating principles, approaches, strategies and interventions required to underpin the re-imagining of South African human settlements.
BESG was established in 1983 by senior staff of the then University of Natal Department of Architecture and Allied Disciplines, as a support group that defended communities against eviction from informal settlements in urban areas, largely as a result of inter-political party violence. In the early 1990’s, BESG became a key player in shaping planning and housing policies from local to national level. Since 1995, BESG has been a leader in enabling poor communities to access land, basic services, housing and administrative justice…..
FSG was established in 1985 in the Department of Plant Pathology of the, then, University of Natal, with the aim of making relevant scientific knowledge available to smallholder farmers. It now conducts action research to address issues pertinent to resource-constrained farmers. It also provides training, advice and project support in sustainable farming (including agroecology), nature conservation, strengthening local institutions, and enterprise development. Training is provided to development practitioners and students in participatory approaches to research and extension. Community members and other partner service providers, including government extension staff and scientists participate in designing and implementation of projects.
ADHASA, the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa, was founded in 1989. ne of the many goals of ADHASA is to provide support and information to families, therapists, teachers and caregivers interacting with ADHD children and adults.