The Confederation of Complementary Health Associations of South Africa was established in November 1992 by a group of twelve associations.
In 2000, COCHASA extended its membership to include individual practitioners as due to a need for these individuals to 'find a home'. We currently welcome individual practitioners who have no representative Association as Friend of COCHASA members.
From 2003, COCHASA's mission became focused on serving the needs of those complementary health associations and individual practitioners that promote health and wellness in a non-therapeutic manner.
COCHASA is a fully democratic organisation, its Articles of Association calling for 66% consensus for decision making.
COCHASA welcomes every opportunity to consult and co-operate with other bodies, including the Government and Parliament on matters of common interest, such as education and training, standards, recognition, discipline, and legislation.