David has been a long-standing, active member of the BASA Western Cape, both in participation and in leadership.
He has been part of the Regional committee for the last 3-years, serving on the Education committee from 2012-2014
and then as the current Vice Chair for BASA-Western Cape.
David Fabricius owns his own practice, networks frequently with other business owners, and has a keen sense of
what the Biokineticist on the ground in private practice and in academia needs.
BA Sports Coaching (University of Zululand, 2005)
BSc (Honors) Biokinetics (University of Zululand, 2006)
Master of Sport Science (Stellenbosch University, 2011)
Mr. Neil hopkins
To lead, direct and chair the Ethics Committee.
To ensure Board updated with all legislative and ethics related matters of relevance.
To champion the BASA Policies and Procedures including Code of Ethics (recognised expert).
To act as primary contact regarding Ethics related matters.
To advise Board on Ethics related issues.
To report to Board on quarterly basis.
Mr. Bertie Herbst
To update and maintain BASA coding structures to facilitate medical aid claims by Biokineticists.
To update and maintain ICD-10 codes in accordance with existing legislation.
To assist effective management of scope implementation within a practice
To assist in regards the setup of practices and the regulations there off
To establish a relationship with IOD and manage claims processes
To participate in all forums related to coding structures and tariff design in accordance with existing
legislation, namely Competition Act.
To institute advocacy activities at the level of medical schemes and administrators to ensure the best
interests of Biokinetics are accommodated. This includes the establishment of mutually beneficial
relationships with key stakeholders.
To work with all regions to ensure the PM strategy been implemented accordingly.
To assist with ethical queries related to effective Practice Management
To set up workshops related to effective practise management
To understand the Labour Law and related issues that could affect a Practise.
To formulate a Health Promotion Plan on an annual basis aimed at all stakeholders in SA to include,
but not restricted to (a) Wellness Centres (b) Medical Schemes and Administrators.
Dr. Jacolene Kroff
Academia / Education & Research
To ensure desired content within curricula of academic institutions across spectrum of relevant health care disciplines.
To establish relationships with academic institutions.
To develop an annual CPD program with proposed budgets.
To liaise closely with marketing director to ensure appropriate educational content incorporated within publicity material.
To ensure slots at conferences, congresses, CPD events of relevant health care disciplines.
To establish pool of credible speakers.
To establish pool of expertise to address queries from public, health care providers, medical schemes, government etc.
Present report to board on monthly basis
Mr. Mteteleli Biko
To ensure familiarisation with and understanding of the public sector on behalf of BASA in terms of hierarchy
and infrastructure, key stakeholders on personalized basis, protocols and policies, key issues
To pursue relationships at all levels of the public sector to ensure the desired provision of Biokinetics
services, whether on the basis of - Private Sector/Private Sector Partnerships ( PPPs ) - In-sourcing of Biokinetics
services - Outsourcing of Biokinetics services - Public Sector Posts
To institute advocacy activities at public sector level to ensure that the role of Biokinetics is recognized as an
important force within SA Healthcare. The advocacy programs to include assurances that Biokinetics services are
incorporated within the public sector at appropriate levels of remuneration.
Prof. Yvonne Paul
Prof Yvonne is currently the head at TUT. Her passion and commitment to further the field of Biokinetics are remarkable.
She understands the need to further education and the development of the biokinetics and members.
Her clear understanding of what is involved and required from the Biokineticists in the profession puts her ideally in the
position to serve on the biokinetics Board.
Prof Yvonne has been nominated because of her passion and commitment to the profession.
Her doctoral thesis was “Effects of a Community-Based Exercise and Lifestyle Intervention on Health Outcomes in Persons with
Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus”
Institution : Tshwane University of Technology March 1999-Present
Post-level : Associate Professor and Head of Department
Concluded B-Tech Degrees – 65 Supervising of honours student’s research projects for the aim of producing excellent research
Currently 1 Masters Student from Dept. of Sports management: Enrolled March 2014, and a co-supervisor for a masters student
from the Dept. of Secretarial Sciences in the Faculty of Management.
Currently 1 PhD from the Department Nursing, faculty of Science
Professional Experience - National Collaboration
Collaborative researcher with University of Venda, South Africa.
Vaal University of Technology, Collaborative research activities.
University of Pretoria, Epidemiology Dept.: Research
Diabetes Private Practice: UNITAS Hospital
Appointed as a Discussant at the SASReCon, NWU, 6-8 October 2014
Reviewer of the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Dr. Estelle Watson
To develop an annual CPD Program with proposed budgets
To liaise closely with marketing director to ensure appropriate awareness of CPD activities within the regions and nationally
To ensure CPD activities at regional level
To assist with online events calendar and training centre
To establish and manage sponsorship for CPD activities on regional and national level
To established CPD activities for bi-annual road shows for EXCO
To assist with LTMC committee with CPD activity for LTM Conference biannually.
To educate identified target audience regarding the importance of physical activity within SA healthcare through CPD activities
To promote higher levels of physical activity within the SA population of all ages and conditions, men and women,
in all life settings (See Annual Global Move for Health Initiative) through CPD activity
Mrs. Wendy Vermaak
To develop annual marketing plan with proposed budgets
To determine all communication strategies
To ensure comprehensive public relations and publicity plan, as extension of marketing plan.
To ensure effective communication, internally and externally
To ensure implementation of marketing strategy
To be responsible for BASA corporate identity and image
To present report to board on monthly basis
To chair marketing committee, if any
To ensure all marketing activities comply with HPCSA Ethical Rules
Prof. Leon Lategan
Leon Lategan studied at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Pretoria and he spent 10 years at SA Medical Services
and the past 15 years lecturing at the University of Johannesburg’s – Department of Sport and Movement Studies.
He specialises in sports injury rehabilitation, isokinetics, health promotion and sport sciences and has published 17 peer-reviewed
journal articles. Leon is a reviewer for two SA scientific journals and has acted as external examiner for more than 7 universities up to PhD level.
He a member of several local & international associations and a founding member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Sport Research
(CISAR) within the University of Johannesburg.