There are currently two universities of Technology in South Africa where you can study Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics:

  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – Pretoria, Gauteng Province
  • Durban University of Technology (DUT) – Durban, Kwazulu Natal Province

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – Pretoria

Durban University of Technology (DUT) – Durban

Ms Mariëtte Schmidt
(Co-ordinator Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics )
Tel: (012) 382 4794

Ms Sunett van Tonder
(Departmental Secretary)
Tel: (012) 382 5925

Mr Bruce Nothling
(Head of Department Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics )
Tel: (031) 373 2035

Ms Nosipho Thabethe
(Departmental Secretary)
Tel: (031) 3736723

Benefits of being a SAOPA Student member

As a SAOPA Student member, you will have access to a number of benefits, including:

  • Meet people who pursue your same interest, face similar challenges, and derive satisfaction from overcoming those challenges.
  • CPD/CEU compliance management function.
  • Expertise: The Association is host to a community of experts to assist and support.
  • Industry News Updates through the Newsletter, Events list, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Website.
  • ISPO SA membership preferential rate.
  • Network of colleagues: Membership provides opportunities to communicate with practitioners from all over the world. You can create your own personal network of colleagues and advisors by becoming a member.
  • Recognition and advocacy: The Association combines its efforts with other organizations to fight for legislation and regulations that are fair to the practitioner and benefit the patient.
  • Shared values. The Association comprises of individuals who believe that O&P services help patients with special, unique needs.
  • The association is a CPD/CEU accreditor enabling an accessible platform to create opportunities to develop and maintain skills and knowledge through the program.

Students can get in touch here.

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