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Welcome to the Albinism Society of South Africa (ASSA)

The Albinism Society of South Africa was established in 1992 and is the brainchild of the Executive Director, Mrs. Nomasonto Mazibuko. The whole idea of establishing the organization was to enhance the self- esteem of people with albinism, enable and support parents to care properly for children with albinism and create socially acceptable conditions for people with albinism. This is achieved by running a number of projects and programmes as well as running workshops and seminars. The other aim of the society is collecting and disseminating information on albinism to the community

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What Is Abinism?

Albinism is an inherited condition where a person is unable to produce normal colouring of the skin, hair and eyes (lack of pigments) the condition can be limited to the eye or involve the eye and the skin. Read More

What Causes Albinism?

Albinism is caused by defects in the hereditary material that determines skin colour. People who have normal pigmentation could be carriers of the hereditary material that is defective for skin colour. Read More

Signs & Symptoms

Light brown to pale blue in colour, Sensitivity to the sun ( photophobia), Fast involuntary back and forth movement of the eyes, which improves with age (nystagmus), Squinting (strabismus) and Visual impairment and low vision. Read More

AlbinismSA

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Ever heard of Nontobeko Mbuyazi? Read how this amazing woman defied the odds and cyber bullying. https://t.co/ImHNcYkZYl 
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UN Women Programme made a call against the killing of people with albinism in Malawi. Story via AllAfrica https://t.co/vDb3TxhPg0 
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People with albinism in South Africa still fight against stereotypes & stigmas. Via @SowetanLive https://t.co/YnmPrCUo7o 
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Celebrate #InternationalAlbinismAwarenessDay by educating yourself and lets fight discrimination together. https://t.co/UWFlhoh8Nq 
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Countdown to June 13 when we celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day. VideoCred: @OpenSociety https://t.co/8Jsssa149O 

Albinism Society of South Africa
Johannesburg Area, South Africa | Civic & Social Organization
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Albinism ( - Present)
Albinism Society of South Africa