SAOPA

About Us

The South African Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is the largest member organisation representing the orthotic and prosthetic profession in South Africa. The association has 185 registered members, with an executive team of 9 members. The SAOPA is mandated by its members to fulfil the following role:

  • Provide ethical codes of conduct for professional orthotic and prosthetic practice and service delivery
  • Arrange and host local conferences and events to facilitate continuous professional development and education
  • Represent the profession in matters related to reimbursement levels of orthotic and prosthetic service delivery with third party reimbursement institutes
  • Facilitate communication between reimbursement institutes and other stakeholders and the orthotic and prosthetic profession
  • Facilitate dispute resolution between orthotic and prosthetic practitioners and any other third party

Saopa Executive Team



Tanya Le Roux – Chairperson

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 012 622 9103
Fax: 086 206 6582
Email: chair@saopa.co.za

Adrian Singh – Vice Chairperson

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 011 024 2098
Email: epa-funders@saopa.co.za
www.adriansingh.co.za

Adri Yates – Administrative Assistant

Administrator and Professional Assistant at ProfNet Medical

Tel: (012) 683 0365
Fax: 086 242 0567
E-mail: adriy@profnetmedical.co.za
www.profnetmedical.co.za

Allan Oates – Ethics & Finance

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 044 873 3183
Email: aoates@intekom.co.za

Mike Barkley – International Relations

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 044 873 3183
Email: mikebarkley@intekom.co.za

Heinrich Grimsehl – COIDA & ROAD ACCIDENT FUND (RAF)

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: +27 11 489 1313
Email: info@hgprosthetics.co.za

Rowan Berkowitz – Coding & Categorization

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 011 803 0583
Email: rowan@orthocast.co.za
www.orthocast-bsvn.com

Pearl Boshof – Education and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Junior Lecturer – Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics

Tel: 012 382 5765
Email: boshofp@tut.ac.za

Malcolm Freedman – National Health Insurance & HMI

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 021 422 4599
Email: malcolm@orthopro.co.za

Eugene Rossouw – Media & Marketing

Private Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner

Tel: 021 551 3290
Email: eugene@prc.expert
www.prostheticrehabclinic.co.za