Welcome to SACNA!

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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Dear SACNA Members,

We are very pleased to be able to report to you that a milestone for South African Neuropsychology has been attained during early-July, 2020:

The Register for the category of Neuropsychology has finally been opened, and has begun to be populated with the first cohort of practitioners, via the “grandpersoning” process.

In addition, the first set of applicants (15 in total) have recently taken the (post-internship) National Board Examinations for Neuropsychology, at the end of June.

Applications for registration via the grandpersoning process will continue to be evaluated until approximately the end of 2021, and the relevant forms and required documentation may be obtained through the offices of the Professional Board.

We would like to express our thanks to Prof Basil Pillay who presided over the Professional Board for Psychology during this historic period. 

We also express our gratitude to the members of the Neuropsychology Review Panel of the Professional Board, which includes our own representative, Menachem Mazabow (twice-former President of the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association).

SACNA will continue to provide a platform for further education and training in Neuropsychology, and also for networking and professional interaction, through our CPD activities and Conferences, and through our Full Membership credentialling process. 

Annelies Cramer


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We have a double announcement:  An Online SACNA Workshop on a subject of neuropsychological interest will take place later in 2021 and a full in-person 12th SACNA conference will take place from 5-8 October 2022 at the Waterfront Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town. Watch this space for more details.


Book Courses

Thanks to all those who registered for the Fact Finding Casebook Book Course. Well, that was a tricky book course but we have all learnt that there is more to neuropsychology than TBI! There are still some questionnaires outstanding – please send them in as soon as possible.

The good news is that we have a new book course in store dealing with the ethics surrounding neuropsychological assessment in the medicolegal context.  And we have been accredited 5 Ethics CPD points for this CPD activity! Look out for the invitation to register.

The same book will be used for a course on general forensic matters in the second part of the year – more to follow….


Save the Dates 2021

Online Webinars:

As most of you have noticed  in 2020 our regional meetings went online – while we all miss personal opportunities to network we will continue this trend to maintain one of SACNA’s main aims of ongoing professional development. We have arranged some very interesting speakers and topics for this year and look forward to seeing you all attending our Zoom meetings and webinars.

24 Feb  Dr N Enslin, Neurosurgeon - Hughes Duffau: What a critical thinker has told us about the brain

28 April Dr G Lipinska, Neuropsychologist - Is it viral, TBI or dementia?

26 May Dr V Deliperi, Neuropsychologist - Presurgical language localisation in sufferers of epilepsy

28 July  Prof J Lotz, Medical Specialist  - Hypoxic-ischaemic injury 

25 Aug Dr G Lipinska, Neuropsychologist  - What is impairment? How to understand impairment in high functioning individuals

24 Nov Dr L Vlok, Neurologist - Sightless Vision

1 CPD point per meeting. Free to all HPCSA registered healthcare providers. R100 per webinar for non-members who would like to receive a CPD certificate. 

You can read more on each topic on the COVID-19 moves regional SACNA meetings to national webinars article on Brainwaves. 

Meeting are open to HPCSA registered healthcare providers only. 



The SACNA Newsletter has gone digital. 

We have moved the pdf format newsletter to an online, blog format. 

Have a look at the latest articles posted on the Brainwaves page. 



To register for the SACNA credentialling examination, email [email protected] for more information.

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

24 February 2021 18:00 via Zoom. Webinar is charged at R100 for non-members who would like to receive a certificate for 1 CPD point.

R100.00 for Non Member
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