Prof Anita vd Merwe

Area: Management

Location: Stellenbosch University


Prof Anita van der Merwe’s deeper background in philosophy, qualitative research, education and leadership was applied in a number of senior positions and activities


Prof Sarie Human

Area: Community Health Nursing

Location: University of South Africa (UNISA)


Prof Sarie Human fully endorses the vision and mission of the ANSA. She shows leadership in both Nursing Education and in the promotion of professional practice for nurses and midwives. She has been actively involved in the facilitation of quality Nursing Education at both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa since 1975. She was a strategic-level member of the Tuition Committees at the University of South Africa at Departmental, School, and College and Senate level. She has been consulted by NEIs on curriculation issues to comply with legislative changes. As a member of the South African Nursing Council, she has been a member of the Education Committee as well as the Laws, Practice and Standards Committee since 2009. During this time, she was actively involved in the development of innovative supporting documents to NEIs and education-related documents to enhance effectiveness and quality. Prof Human has completed research at national and international levels and has published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals and books. She has successfully supervised more than 30 postgraduate students


Prof Karen Minnie

Area: Associate Professor

Location: North-West University


Karin Minnie has excelled in various roles over the last years.  Her primary passion is Midwifery


Dr Annatjie van der Wath

Area: Psychiatric Nursing

Location: University of Pretoria


Dr Annatjie van der Wath has been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for 15 years prior to moving into academia and a founding member of the Psychiatric Nursing Association. Dr van der Wath contributed to psychiatric nursing through her involvement in clinical practice, nursing education and curriculum design on a under-and postgraduate level. She act as a supervisor, consultant and mentor for psychiatric nurse practitioners and postgraduate scholars.


Prof Mmapheko Doriccah Peu

Area: Community Health Nursing

Location: University of Pretoria (UP)


Prof Mmapheko Doriccah Peu, a Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager of the (BCur I et A) programme has contributed comprehensively to the nursing profession overall: 15 years in practice and 18 years in academia. Firstly, before joining the University of Pretoria, Prof Peu served as a primary health care nurse and focused on improving service delivery through preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative strategies. Prof Peu has been involved in teaching community nursing and developing a curriculum for this subject and has also shared her experience of teaching, and how primary health care is rendered in South Africa, with international communities such as Colorado in the USA and Kalskrona University in Sweden. She is Chairperson of Best Practice Guidelines in Gauteng in collaboration with UP, TUT, UL, Ga-Rankuwa College of Nursing, Tshwane and Jubilee hospitals in order to improve the practice of nurses.

Prof Gisela van Rensburg

Area: Teaching Nursing Research

Location: University of South Africa (UNISA)


Prof Gisela van Rensburg is well-known for her passion to educate, develop and capacitate nurses to do research. As nurse educator, she champions for nursing education and the development of research skills amongst nurses by being actively involved in capacity-building projects at institutions other than the UNISA where she works. Prof van Rensburg belongs to various professional bodies where she can have maximum impact.  In addition, Prof van Rensburg also made a major contribution toward the success of the Nursing Education Association (NEA) novice researcher programme.

Ms Louwna  J. Pretorius

Area of expertise : Occupational Health Nursing/ Management and Administration

Location: Corobrik Pty(Ltd) Edenvale H/ O

Qualifications:  B. Soc. Sc. Hon/ M. Soc.Sc (Occupational Health management)


Areas of expertise and unique contributions

Ms Louwna Pretorius is the National Occupational Health Services Coordinator for Corobrik Pty (Ltd). She is responsible for the management /implementation and administration of the occupational health/ safety /medicine and occupational hygiene management co-ordination within the organization. She serves as a consultant and auditor on Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), lectures on these subjects and is an accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator. She collaborate with other members in the field on the development of occupational health curricula at various private nursing institutions. Her main aim /passion and commitment lies in the professional upliftment, the general awareness and recognition for the role of the  Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner(OHNP) within Industry. Ms Pretorius has extensive experience in the field of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 management systems and responsible for the implementation there off on a national basis. She is a member of the International Committee on Occupational Health (ICOH) and has been the Chairperson for the Scientific Committee on Occupational Health Nursing (SCOHN) within ICOH during the period 2003-2015. Ms Pretorius is a former president of the South Africa Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners (SASOHN) and served in various capacities as a member of the SASOHN Executive and was a member of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) from 2003 to 2008.

FOUNDING BOARD (2011-2014):

President:                 Prof Dalena van Rooyen
Vice-President:        Dr Sharon Vasuthevan
Treasurer:                 Dr Heilie Uys
Secretary:                 Prof Petra Brysiewicz
Members:                 Prof Marie Poggenpoel &  Ms Louwna Pretorius