South Africa
IntNSA South Africa’s vision is to improve public wellbeing in South Africa by organising and developing full spectrum addiction care nurses, by advancing evidence-based intervention and treatment along the continuum of alcohol and drug use, and by caring for diverse populations affected by substance use.


Discover all of the benefits of being part of a global community of addictions nurses. We also offer discounts on membership dues for those in lower-income countries.

Join IntNSA South Africa today

With a variety of educational and networking opportunities,  access to our Journal on Addictions Nursing and discounts on our annual conference, there has never been a better time to join IntNSA. 

About us

IntNSA South Africa’s mission is to build a community of practice of harm reduction & addiction nurses in South Africa in order to provide opportunities for nurses to contribute to the specialized field in the furtherance of public health, social transformation, and the development of the nursing profession. The overall mission of the society is fulfilled through the following aims and objectives

Public benefit aims and objectives

  • Support practices, services and standards of care that are evidence-based, human-rights based and will generate knowledge that increases patient safety, health and wellbeing. Support drug policy development and urgent regional development of a human rights-based approach to substance use and addiction care.
  • Work towards a health-enabling social and political environment which addresses structural drivers of ill health, vulnerability to addiction and reduces stigma and discrimination towards people who use drugs, and their communities. Promote social cohesion and healing from the past.
  • Amplify the contributions of nurses, service users, significant others and patients so that their input into service delivery, policy, research (including research agendas) and resource allocation can positively impact health outcomes in South Africa.
  • Protect the public from misinformation, poor standards of care and fraudulent and unregistered service delivery.


<b>Catherine Williams</b>

Catherine Williams


<b>Dr Zuzana Matousova-Done</b>

Dr Zuzana Matousova-Done


<b>Linda Smuts</b>

Linda Smuts

Vice President

<b>Susan Davison</b>

Susan Davison


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