Thank you for your support during the tenure of the present Executive Committee that was elected at the ASSA Congress in Port Elizabeth in 2017. The present Exco will serve until the next voting AGM which will be in Cape Town at the ASSA Congress in August 2019.

The present Executive committee is comprised of:

 President. Professor Thandinkosi Madiba
Past President. Professor Sandie Thomson
Chairperson. Dr Mike Klipin
Vice Chairperson. Professor Paul Goldberg
Secretary. Dr Mags Govender
Treasurer Dr Bokie Sikhosana
Elected member 1. Dr Mbulelo Renene
Elected member 2. Dr Ed Jonas
Elected member 3. Dr Aaron Ndhluni
Elected member 4. Dr Claire Warden
Co-opted as ASSA Global Surgery Representative. Dr Rachel Moore

As per Section 4.4 of the ASSA constitution, the election of office bearers is as follows,

4.4 Election of Office Bearers

4.4.1. Office bearers and members of the Executive Committee, with the exception of the President and the Immediate Past President, shall be nominated and elected biennially at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Association coinciding with the Biennial Congress of the Association. If such Congress for any reason is not held, a suitable alternative meeting will be identified by the outgoing Executive Committee for this purpose.

4.4.2. President
The President shall hold office for two years and shall be elected by a national postal or electronic ballot. Nominations for the position of President, signed by two members and by the nominee, must be received by the Secretary at least 90 days before the AGM coinciding with the Biennial Congress of the Association. Ballot papers must reach members 45 days before the AGM and must be returned to reach the Secretary 1 day before the AGM.

4.4.3. A list of office bearers, together with a complete list of members of the Association shall be furnished biennially to the Secretary General of the South African Medical Association within thirty 30 days of the election of such office bearers.

I would therefore like to request that members submit nominations for the President of ASSA for the term 2019 – 2021. To download the nomination form, please click here.

Please feel free to contact the ASSA office for any further information.

Yours sincerely
Dr Mags Govender Secretary
Dr Mike Klipin Chairman
On behalf of the ASSA Executive Committee

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