The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, with which all health professionals in South Africa must be registered in order to be able to practice.
"The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) is committed to being a dynamic, professional and innovative organisation, effectively representing its members and playing a pro-active role in the formulation and implementation of health care policy in South Africa"
"The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants across South Africa."
"The South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA) will promote the professions to the public and will promote the best interests of members in all spheres of professional activity..."
"The aim and purpose of the South African Audiology Association (SAAA) is to develop and promote AUDIOLOGY to the public, medical and educational fraternities and other related healthcare professions. In the quest to promote AUDIOLOGY and in striving towards professional service excellence, SAAA actively liaises with statutory institutions e.g. HPCSA, medical aids, related professional associations / bodies etc."
Rehabilitation Interest Groups
Disability Studies Quarterly
Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)
CREATE We focus on advocacy for disability rights and community based rehabilitation in its broadest sense. We work with disabled people’s organisations, parents groups, communities, municipalities and government departments as well as other NGOs and businesses.
Our expertise is in training and advocacy work.CREATE spearheaded the writing of the first shadow report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from South Africa in 2010.
South African Spinal Cord Association
The aim of SASCA is the study of all problems concerning traumatic and non-traumatic afflictions of the spinal cord and more particularly the advancement in medical and surgical intervention, rehabilitation and social reintegration of the spinal cord paralysed.
The Southern African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA)
Membership will be open to any professional registered with the relevant professional board or association with an interest in neurological rehabilitation. This will include medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, psychologists, social workers, registered nurses or any other professionals involved in, or interested in neurological rehabilitation.