Media coverage


As part of our campaign to create awareness of ME/CFS, we try to secure media coverage whenever we can. Below are some of the interviews and articles:


May 2017 Lighting up the Donkin – MECFSSA Foundation joins the global #MissingMillions Campaign on 12 May 2017 by lighting up the iconic Donkin Lighthouse in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

ME CFS Awareness day 12 May 2017 South Africa

This year South Africa joined countries around the world by lighting up a landmark in blue for ME CFS Awareness Day on 12 May. #LightUpTheNight #MIllionsMissing #MECFS #MECFSSA #MyNelsonMandelaBay (With thanks to for the music)

Posted by The ME CFS Foundation South Africa on Samstag, 13. Mai 2017



  • SABC2 Health Talk: Television appearance
    17 May 2017 – Foundation Founder, Retha Viviers, appears in studio to talk about ME/CFS, the Foundation, as well as Awareness Month May 2017
  • eNCA news: Dis meer as net moegheid (Afrikaans)
    12 May 2017 – Meer as 15 miljoen mense wêreldwyd ly aan die siekte bekend as ME wat in die omgangstaal ook dikwels chroniese moegheidsindroom genoem word.
  • Carte Blanche: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Millions Missing
    19 February 2017 – Devi Sakaree Govender interviews foundation founder, Retha Viviers; Dr Ron Davis and Linda Tannenbaum from the Open Medicine Foundation; journalist and public health activist, David Tuller; and an ME/CFS patient. This video went viral with thousands from countries all over the world viewing and sharing it. It’s recommended viewing for people with ME/CFS, their family, friends and caregivers.