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
The Albinism Society of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal in partnership with KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and EThekwini Municipality have organised an Annual Conference on albinism. All people with albinism and the community as a whole are cordially invited to attend the above mentioned conference.
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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