Africa Region

Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.
Stories from Africa
Group of Special Olympics family, friends, unified athletes, and athletes standing in a semi circle and looking up for a photo. Everyone is wearing a red short sleeve Special Olympics t-shirt.
Participants at the Special Olympics Africa Sibling and Family Workshop speak about the important role siblings play.
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The two days of swimming went well and it was an amazing experience for the athletes.
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Congratulations to the 31 Table Tennis players who took part during the 2018 Special Olympics South Africa National Summer Games. On the first day of competitions our athletes competed in Table Tennis tournament at the Scots Gymnasium at Wits University Education Campus, Park town. The competition had 5 officials from South African Table Tennis Board who came to officiate the Table Tennis to make sure that our athlete’s results are fair. We had a total number of 126 Games that were played.
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Africa Contact Information
Unit 300 Ground Floor, Process House
Epsom Downs Office Park
13 Sloane Street
Bryanston, 2152
Johannesburg South Africa
Office: +264 812402520
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