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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The SACNA Newsletter is going Digital!! 

We will be sending out more information shortly!


Please note that Gauteng monthly meetings will now be held on the first Monday of each month.


SACNA is pleased to invite you to the following talk:

“Neurorehabilitation challenges in the South African Context,” presented by counselling psychologist Noorjehan Joosub.  Please see the short biography below for more information on the speaker.

As usual, the talk will be held at the Boardroom of the Netcare Waterfall Hospital in Midrand:

March 4th 2019

18:00 – 19:00

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Kind regards,

Bronwyn – SACNA Gauteng Chair

Speaker bio: Noorjehan Joosub is a Counselling Psychologist and Academic at the University of Johannesburg. Her presentation explores the importance of taking contextual factors into account in neuropsychological rehabilitation, with specific strategies on optimising quality of life after ABI in the South African context.


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


19 February 2019 (Dr Jaco Cilliers – Neurologist)

14 May 2019 (Dr Petrus Stone – Neurosurgeon)

20 August 2019 (To be announced)

15 October 2019 (To be announced)


We are pleased to invite you to a talk on:

 Movement Disorders – by Dr Jaco Cilliers (Neurologist)

This talk is aimed at professionals who assess and/or treat adults with possible or already diagnosed movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease).  Dr Cilliers will give an overview and demonstrate these disorders mainly with the use of video clips.  

Speaker bio:  Dr Jaco Cilliers is a Neurologist, working at Bloemfontein Mediclinic since 2010.  He specialises in Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders.  He is part of the medical team conducting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedures.

 The talk will be held at:

 The Boardroom at Bloemcare Hospital 

 Tuesday 19 February 2018

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


SACNA Exams.  To register for the March 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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