The Memon Association of South Africa was founded in 1965.
It began when a memon student from Brits needed financial assistance for university education. He was referred to Abdul Habib A Carrim, a businessman and social worker in Johannesburg. When Habib was unable to find an institution willing to fund the student, he and his business associates collected three hundred rand to pay for the fees. And thus began the Memon Association of Transvaal, known today as the Memon Association of South Africa. It held its first executive meeting on 22 September 1965