SASA BRANCHES

Many of SASA’s activities and events are driven through our branches in support of local needs.

Each Branch has its own Chair and Committee and every region is represented on the SASA Council.

Each branch has it’s own regional fee which is used for continuing professional education and other benefits for its members.

A branch holds it’s own CPD events and journal clubs throughout the year, to foster a sense of community and to raise awareness of regionally specific issues.

For contact details of a branch committee member, please email sasa@sasaweb.com

SASA consists of 6 branches:

  1. Acacia
  2. Central
  3. Eastern Cape
  4. Gauteng
  5. KwaZulu-Natal
  6. Western Cape

ACACIA BRANCH

The Acacia Branch is focused on supporting members. The Branch Objectives are:

  • Creating opportunities for both scientific and personal development.
  • Maintaining current efforts to sustain the health of the branch and of anaesthetic practices of the individual members.

CHAIRPERSON & WELLNESS REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr Leanne Frankish

VICE-CHAIR, TREASURER AND NURSE REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr Theresa Samuel

SECRETARY:

Dr Charlé Steyl

TDC REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr Nhlakanipho Shabalala

NURSE REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr Stephan Erwee

PAST CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Karin Booysen

CENTRAL

Covering Free State and Northern Cape provinces.

As the host Branch for the 2023 SASA National Congress, the activity of 2022 is almost entirely centred on the planning of this event. The theme of the Congress is Re Matla Mmoho (we are stronger together). This theme was chosen because the Society will be reuniting in person after 3 years by 2023 as well as benefits of combining our diverse backgrounds working towards a common goal.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Philip Anderson

VICE CHAIR:

Dr Jovan Esterhuizen

SECRETARY:

Dr Jerome Mogorosi

TREASURER:

Dr Laurence Grobbelaar

SASA Central

EASTERN CAPE

The Eastern Cape Branch is fortifying its position in an evolving and developing Eastern Cape anaesthetic environment. There are a number of resource challenges in both the private and public sector, as access to surgery is limited and variable. The Branch currently consists of doctors almost equally from the private and public sectors. The majority of our members are specialists.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Lorenzo Boretti

TREASURER:

Dr Ludwig Bodemer

COUNCIL MEMBER:

Dr Sadé Hendricks

ADDITIONAL MEMBER:

Dr Meera Abraham

GAUTENG BRANCH

Covering Johannesburg and Southern North West

The SASA Gauteng Branch remains, numerically, the largest Branch with 598 members of whom 205 are in the academic sector and the remainder are private practitioners.

We are affiliated to Wits University which provides the majority of our new, young members. It is our goal to make the Branch relevant to these young members as they are the future of our Branch and Society. To this end, we have begun a process of having one on one discussions with new members to develop an understanding of what they expect and require from SASA.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Anthony Beeton

SECRETARY / TREASURER:

Prof. Chris Lundgren

KWAZULU-NATAL BRANCH

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Naren Mahabeer

VICE CHAIR:

Dr Sizwe Zungu

SECRETARY:

Dr Ndumiso Kheswa

TREASURER:

Dr Cobus van Aswegen

NURSE REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr Kantha Gareeb

PAST CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Zanine Moyce

WESTERN CAPE BRANCH

SASA Cape Western Branch extends from the garden route, the greater Cape Town area, Cape Winelands to the West Coast. Since its inception on 26 February 1953 the membership has grown significantly to over 500 members, which comprises anaesthesia nurses, anaesthesia medical officers, registrars and specialists.

The objectives of the Branch are to promote the objectives of SASA within the Western Cape. In particular, the core objective is to drive and support anaesthesia education in the province, which will improve patient care and have a positive impact on patient perioperative outcomes.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Reinhard Overmeyer

VICE CHAIR:

Dr Ryan Davids

SECRETARY:

Dr Nicole Hendricks

TREASURER:

Dr Dirk van Zijl

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