The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has selected Dr Simphiwe Sobuwa as the Vice-President to serve for the period 2020 to 2025.
Dr Sobuwa is the Head of the Department for the Emergency Medical Care and Rescue at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
Commenting on his appointment, he said he was elated with his new role at HPSCA.
“I feel honoured and privileged to have been elected amongst other colleagues who are medical professionals. I also chair the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee of Council by virtue of being Vice-President and also seat on the Executive Committee (Exco) and Management Committees of Council,” he said.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA has 12 professional boards under its ambit. It provides control over education and training and registration of health care practitioners registered under the Health Professions Act. It also ensures that practitioners maintain ethical standards and that disciplinary action is taken against those who transgress the ethical rules.
Commenting on Dr Sobuwa’s appointment in a press release statement released by the HPSCA, the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said he is confident of Dr Sobuwa’s leadership capabilities to steer the HPCSA and deliver on its mandate as encapsulated by the Health Professions Act, 54 of 1974.
Pictured: Dr Simpiwe Sobuwa