The GIGSA is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies. We are the South African chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), which was founded in 1983, has 34 chapters, over 2,800 individual members and 143 corporate members.Continue reading →
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…..Continue reading →
The Overberg Crane Group is a community organisation that works to protect the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird, and other threatened birds that live in the Overberg, an important birding region in South Africa.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
The Dolphin Action and Protection Group is a non-governmental organization with the goal of protecting dolphins and whales.Continue reading →
SADAG is a Non-Profit Organisation, a Registered Section 21 Company, with an 18a tax exemption. It has on its board a powerful team of Patients, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners. SADAG was established twenty years ago to serve as a support network for the thousands of South Africans who live with mental health problems. Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness. SADAG manages a 16-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.Continue reading →
DAG is a leading Non-Profit Organisation that supports communities to strengthen community organising; enabling affordable housing, land and tenure security; resist evictions, and shape urban development policies.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.
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.Continue reading →