DICAG was established in 1993 The Disabled Children’s Action Group (DICAG) is a cross disability non-racial national organisation of parents that was formed by parents of disabled children in 1993 for the purpose of addressing the needs of disabled children in South Africa, with a specific focus on children in difficult situations (i.e. as a result of racial oppression, environmental location, and/or severity of disability). DICAG became an independent organisation as from September 1 1997 with close affiliation and collaboration with Disabled People South Africa (DPSA). The organisation has mobilised over 12 000 parents of disabled children, of whom 3 900 are registered members. There are 86 affiliated local parent branches, with representation from all of the nine provinces, with its head office in Cape Town.