About HEPASA

What is EPASA?

HEPASA stands for Hypnotherapy & EthnoPsychology Practitioners Association of South Africa and is a non-profit federal body which accredits and controls the ethnomedical practice under the Traditional Health Practitioners Act. It’s members are responsible for caring for public health in all spheres.

History of Traditional Medicine

African Traditional Medicine is a mainstay of primary health care for the majority in Africa. About 80% of the population has relied on resources within their environment to survive since God’s creation.

Plants, minerals and animals constitute the major natural resources ever used by mankind for preventative, curative and rehabilitative health in Africa. Like any other continent, these resources have been used for over ten thousand years by traditional health practitioners (THP’s), who acquired their knowledge and skills through observation, spiritual revelation, personal experience, training and direct information from their predecessors.

Section 21 – Non-Profit Association
Registration Nr: 2006/005719/08

The Ethnomedicine Practitioners Association of South Africa (EPASA) was established in 1987,
in order to promote, enhance and unify the practice of ethnomedicine in South Africa.

in accordance with the
TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ACT, 2007 (ACT 22, 2007)

Executive Committee

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Dr Isaac Kekana

Chairperson
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Dr Peter Lekhuleni

Deputy Chairperson
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T/Dr Casey Manyama

CEO
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T/Dr Martin Barnard

Deputy CEO
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Dr. Trudie Bartholomew

Registrar
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T/Dr Marius van der Vyver

Executive Member
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T/Dr Thapelo Hlahatsi

Executive Member
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Dr Marie Pretorius

Executive Member
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T/Dr Jan Motaung

Registrar
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T/Dr Virgilia Motaung

Executive Member
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Dr Harry Hall

Registrar
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Prof Rona Newmark

Registrar

Education Committee

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Prof Rona Newmark

Chairperson Education Committee
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T/Dr Sabs Mancho

Education Committee
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Dr Deon Lotz

Education Committee
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Dr Marie Pretorius

Education Committee
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Dr. Trudie Bartholomew

Education Committee
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T/Dr Marius van der Vyver

Education Committee
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Mrs Salome Rupping

Education Committee
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T/Dr Arthur Long

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Financial Committee

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Mr Werner Vorster

Chairperson Finance Committee
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Mrs Salome Rupping

Financial Committee
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Dr Silvana Smith

Financial Committee

Legal, Ethics & Medical Aid / NHI Committee

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Dr Erica Coetzee

Chairperson Legal, Ethics & Medical Aid Committee
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T/Dr Arthur Long

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Dr Marie Pretorius

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Dr Simon Knight

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T/Dr Gerald Madileng

Legal, Ethics & Medical Aid Committee
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T/Dr Jacob Mallane

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Prof Rona Newmark

Legal, Ethics & Medical Aid Committee
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Dr Rustelle Kotze

Legal, Ethics & Medical Aid Committee

Manufacturing Committee

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T/Dr Johan Marais

Chairperson Manufacturing Committee
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T/Dr Casey Manyama

Manufacturing Committee
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Dr Deon Lotz

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T/Dr Devan Dharlingham

Manufacturing Committee
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Dr Isaac Kekana

Manufacturing Committee
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T/Dr Jan Motaung

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T/Dr Virgilia Motaung

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Mr Nico de Beer

Manufacturing Committee
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Mr Kin Le Roux

Manufacturing Committee
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Ms Margie Frayne

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Ms Marietjie Harding

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Public Relations / ICT Committee

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Mr Kin Le Roux

Chairperson Public Relations – ICT Committee
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Dr Franz Devantier

Deputy-Chairperson Public Relations – ICT Committee
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Dr Erika Coetzee

Public Relations – ICT Committee
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Dr Harry Hall

Public Relations – ICT Committee