Join us – together we can reach our mutual goals on behalf of all those affected or at risk of congenital disorders.

Governing Board

New GA-SA Board Members
At the GA-SA AGM held on Friday 14 September at the Canvas, Riversands, Fourways GA-SA members voted in the new Governing Board and Office Bearer positions for 2018/19.  We welcome Prof Kathrine Scholtz, University of Limpopo who joins as Vice Secretary and Mr Hedley Lewis, Smile Foundation South Africa who joins as a General Board Member.

Become a member

Join us and help unite us with one voice
As a member of the Genetic Alliance South Africa community, by joining us you can help unite the sector with one voice so together we can reach our mutual goals on behalf of all those affected or at risk of congenital disorders. The more members of GA-SA representing different patient support groups and congenital disorders, and the greater the geographical coverage.

Congenital Disorders

What are congenital disorders?
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes a congenital disorder (CD) or birth defect as an abnormality in the structure or function of a person, which is present from birth. Although CDs are present from birth, only some are obvious and can be detected when a baby is born. Others may only manifest later in childhood, adolescence or later in life.