By 2050, the number of people over 60 living in Africa will increase from just under 50 million to just under 200 million with Northern and Southern Africa being the most rapidly ageing regions on the continent. This unprecedented demographic shift is having profound implications for society, influencing people’s social, economic and political lives as older people continue to play a vital role in African society today, often providing child care, income, and structure to African families.  Similar to many countries across the world, the traditional support system and the family institution continue to shift as a result of increasing migration and urbanization, leaving many older people in need of care and support as they function independent of family units.