Genetic Counsellors South Africa (GC-SA) is an informal subgroup of the SASHG that are dedicated to promoting the Genetic Counselling profession in South Africa.


  • Increase awareness of the Genetic Counselling Profession in South Africa and Internationally
  • Maintain a high standard of training that remains internationally recognised
  • Continue the development of qualified genetic counsellors
  • Dedication to research in South Africa
  • Accessibility of genetic counselling to all communities in South Africa
  • Good quality service standards – professional guidelines, advice and support for practicing genetic counsellors
  • Active dialogue of relevant topics that impact genetic counselling – human genetics, genetic testing, bioethics, funding
  • Advocates for patients and their support groups