SACNA is a peer-credentialed association of psychologists in South Africa, who aim to promote and stimulate interest in the field of neuropsychology, while maintaining standards in neuropsychological practice. This is achieved by ensuring that its full members have demonstrated knowledge and competence in the field, by way of examination and peer review.

In addition, SACNA's intention is to promote the professional development of clinical neuropsychology in South Africa,

  • through encouraging participation in training and CPD activities,
  • through maintaining regular meetings at regional levels attended by psychologists and related professionals,
  • through hosting a national bi-annual conference, and
  • through liaising and consulting with the HPCSA Professional Board for Psychology, and other bodies pertinent to the practice of neuropsychology in South Africa.

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BRAINWAVES - Watch this space

The SACNA Newsletter is going Digital!! 

We will be sending out more information shortly!



Please note that the April Gauteng meeting will not take place due to the holiday period and public holidays falling over the month. 

Our next meeting will be held on May 6, 2019, presented by psychiatrist Dr Kim Laxton who will be discussing the relationship between sleep disorders and neurocognition in the geriatric population. 

Kind regards,


SACNA Chair Gauteng


A reminder to please attend the first of only 4 SACNA W Cape meetings this year:

27 March: 17.00 for 17.15;  Dr Gosia Lipinska:   Bedside assessment illustrated by a case visual agnosia.  UCT Psychology Dept.,   Seminar Room 2A

Dr Frances Hemp

Chair SACNA W Cape


SACNA Free state will be having quarterly talks on a Tuesday 17h00-18h00.  Dates for 2019 are:

 14 May 2019 (Dr Petrus Stone – Neurosurgeon)

20 August 2019 (To be announced)

15 October 2019 (To be announced)


The talk will be held at:

The Boardroom at Bloemcare Hospital 

17:00 – 18:00

 No cost involved.  Please should you wish to attend

 Looking forward to seeing you all there.  Please feel free to invite any professionals interested.

 Kind regards,

 Dr Mariske Pienaar

SACNA Free State-chair


For those interested, SACNA videos are currently available, including The Frontal Lobes: Anatomy, Function, & Dysfunction and Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects & Neuropsychological Considerations – both by Dr Coenie Hattingh. You will earn 3 CPD points from each talk.

The normal price is R420.00 for the video, but as a SACNA member you will pay only R336.00

To watch a preview of the video please click on the following link:;

To access this and any other videos, please visit Then register with your name and email address (use the address that we at SACNA have for you on our database). This will link up your name as a paid-up SACNA member and you will be able to access the video at the reduced rate.  This offer is only valid until 31th May 2019. Please log on to take advantage of this limited time offer.


SACNA Exams.  To register for the September 2019 examination, email for more information.

To view the reading list, please go the Credentialing page.

We are in the process of finalizing our new on-line book course. Details will be sent out via email. Details of the cost will be added.

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