• QASA was founded pursuant to the Non Profit Organizations Act and represents the autonomous Regional Associations as reflected in its constitution.
  • The Association is a body corporate and has an identity distinct from its members or office bearers.
  • The official mandate is derived from the basis that the Association is legally constituted.
  • The constitution has been amended and approved during the annual general meeting conducted on31 August 2008.


  • To combat quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Protecting and furthering of interest of quadriplegics and paraplegics by the formulation of national policy and strategy
  • In order to develop and ensure the full potential and quality of the life of quadriplegics and paraplegics.

Mission success factors

To be successful we:

  • Funds;
  • Visibility of both the organization and results achieved;
  • Personnel;
  • Volunteers;
  • Effective organization structure with regional buy-in;
  • Succession Planning and leadership development;
  • Teamwork;
  • Understanding of target group;
  • Structured strategic pan with supporting programmes;
  • Effective communication;
  • Internalized value system;
  • Effective infrastructure and technology;
  • Membership development/database;
  • Superior management/leadership; and
  • Uncompromised commitment.


  • “Developing the full potential of quadriplegics and paraplegics”.

Internal value system

  • Integrity (Transparency, Honor) (means that all members have a role to play through a positive attitude and enthusiasm.)
  • Mutual respect requires us to treat others as we wish to be treated and to have an interest in our fellow human beings.
  • Trust implies that we walk the talk and that our genuineness and honesty creates trust among members.

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