The South African Council for the Aged was founded on 13 September 1956 in Cape Town, following growing pressure for government and the general public to form a national body for the aged. Initially the purpose of the organisation was to promote the formation of local organisations for the aged and to co-ordinate the services. The organisation, renamed Age-in-Action, now represents more than 2.7 million older people. The organisation also has over 800 NGO’s as members who provide vital services to more than 150 000 older persons in need of care.

Read the Executive Summary here.