Down Syndrome South Africa

National Self Advocates


• To provide self-advocates with knowledge, confidence and skills to stand up and speak up for themselves
• To teach them self-expression, self-development, self-reliance that will grow their self-esteem
• Teaches them their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
• Teaches them their responsibility on having these rights
• Develops friendship and common interests with other young adults

Due to Covid-19 we have had to learn of new ways to connect and it is with this in mind that DSSA launched the online Self-advocacy movement on the 4th March 2021 in celebration of World Down Syndrome Month. Our self-advocates meet once a month on a Thursday between 17h30-18h30.

Meet our National Self-advocates:

Luan Swanepoel – Chairperson
Sheri Brynard – Vice Chairperson