Meet our members

Meet our Members

RuDASA has a very active members Forum which is used to discuss issues, share ideas, and give information about posts, courses and conferences, and updates in policy. To post on the Forum and see responses you need to be a member of RuDASA - so Join Us! If you just have a general request e.g. advertising posts in your hospital, then you can send the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a request for it to be circulated.

Meet our Management 

RuDASA has an active Executive Committee, as well as a National Advisory Committee of Provincial Representatives and Portfolio bearers. The committee administrates and manages RuDASA through transparent and inclusive mechanisms that encourage all RuDASA members to contribute their experiences and opinions.

Provincial Representatives function as a link between provincial health care workers and the RuDASA Executive committee. The reps report provincial issues that require RuDASA attention to the National Advisory Committee and communicate back to provincial health care workers/members. The reps coordinate the Provincial RuDASA Committee and facilitate periodical provincial committee meetings by telecon or otherwise. The reps also act as the face for RuDASA in the province for local health care workers, government, stakeholders and the media, and represent RuDASA in provincial events, such as meetings with the Provincial Department of Health.

Provinces are encouraged to set up provincial committees to reach more health care workers via email and teleconferences, in order to amplify grassroots voices at a national level, provide feedback from the national committee and to obtain representative opinions on key issues from health care workers at district & sub-district level. This improves transparency, and ensures that the issues at district level link with the national committee.


Members of the 2 committees have 6 teleconferences annually, where organisational and advocacy-related matters are discussed. 

Executive Committee 2016-2017  Name Email
Chairperson Dr. Mosa Moshabela   
Vice-chairperson   OPEN   
Most Recent  Chair Dr. Desmond Godisamang Kegakilwe  
RuDASA Office Coordinator   Stephanie Homer infoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary  Abigail Dreyer   
Treasurer   Dr Jayne Bezuidenhout   
RHAP Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga


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National Advisory Committee: Portfolios
Student liaison

Bulela Vava

Rural Health Club representative Sihle Nyawose (UKZN)  
Dental representative and Lesotho Dr. Khabiso J. Ramphoma  
Foreign Qualified Doctors and Support

Dr. Katie Jobling

Stop Stock Outs Project  Dr. Indira Govender and Dr. Karl le Roux  
Rural Mental Health Campaign Dr Meba Kanda  
Advocacy Dr Karl le Roux  
Rural Doctor of the Year Dr. Indira Govender  
National Advisory Committee: Provincial Representatives  
Gauteng Dr Meba Kanda
Free State Dr Dirk Hagemeister 
Limpopo  Dr Lekalakala Matsobane
Eastern Cape  Dr Garrick Barber
Mpumalanga   OPEN
Western Cape 

Dr Johann Schoever & Dr Klaus von Pressentin

KZN  Dr. Indira Govender & Dr Jayne Bezuidenhout  
North-West  Dr Mphothulo
Northern Cape  Dr Natasha Blanckenberg & Dr Pieter Gdabe