NMA Awards

The Venue, Melrose Arch , Johannesburg, South Africa

29th June, 2024
welcome

The Smart Health National Medical Awards

The Smart Health National Medical Awards (NMA) have been established as a prestigious platform to honour independent private health practitioners across South Africa. Hosted annually by ASAIPA, this esteemed event is made possible through the generous support of dedicated sponsors. Five practitioner associations are actively involved in the NMA, with each association internally nominating and selecting its candidate(s).

The In-Person NMA Gala Event is scheduled for June 29, 2024, at The Venue, Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.

2023 Winners List
categories

Award Categories

Lex Visser Lifetime Achievement Award

This prestigious award is given to an individual who has made, and continues to make, an outstanding contribution to improving health and healthcare for all South Africans. An individual who has given a productive lifetime of distinguished service to medicine.

Dr. Visser had an illustrious career as an IPA leader in South Africa. He worked as a gynaecologist in Bloemfontein, and it was during this time that he became interested in the welfare of family practitioners in private practice. He was CEO of Asaipa after starting the alliance with a few national leaders in 2006. It soon grew to have 2000 members and had the biggest national footprint of all the IPA’s in South Africa. He later co- formed the IPA Foundation with the SAMCC, ASAIPA, SPNet and CPC Qualicare and became its first CEO. Dr. Visser was an innovative and industrious leader in the healthcare industry and was widely respected by all his peers and all key opinion leaders in South African healthcare.

HCP Excellence Award

This award recognises private practice practitioners contributing significantly to improving Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery.

Healthcare Leadership Award

This award recognizes organizations, groups or individuals, who exemplifies the qualities of dedicated leadership, to inspire impactful solutions within South Africa’s healthcare system that positively affect both patients and colleagues.

Digital Healthcare Innovation Award

This is awarded to pioneers, innovators and influencers advancing Digital Healthcare in South Africa.

Community Service Award

This award is given to an organisation, group or individual dedicating their time, skill and expertise to assist community advancement by making a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of the community.

Health Science Student Award

This award is given to a Health Science student each year for exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership.

Young Doctors Merit Award

This award recognises final year students within South Africa who excelled in Academics, Leadership and their passion for serving in the community.

hosts

Your Hosts

CO-HOST

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

CO-HOST

Tanya Muller

COO, ASAIPA

MC

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

winners

2023 Winners

Lex Visser Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof Jannie Hugo

ASAIPA

HCP Excellence Award

Dr Eduard Delport

ASAIPA

Dr Susan Strauss

SAAA

Bignocia Masinge

SAOA

Healthcare Leadership Award

Dr Mike Nicholas

ASAIPA

Marise Breet

BASA

Dr Liepollo Ntlhakana

SAAA

Ndivhuho Virginia Mawela

SAOA

Magda Fourie

SASP

Digital Healthcare Innovation Award

Dr Riaz Motara

ASAIPA

Kobus Verster

BASA

Prof De Wet Swanepoel

SAAA

Community Service Award

Dr Pieter Lindeque

ASAIPA

Dr Enock Shivambu

ASAIPA

Missionvale Care Centre

BASA

Vera-Genevey Hlayisi

SAAA

Angelique Walbrugh

SAOA

Health Science Student Award

Jayson Clancy

BASA

Fisokuhle Makhanya

SAAA

Yiseka Mukhari

SAOA

Young Doctors Merit Award

Emily Mac Gregor

Andre Mckyle Pillay

Phillip Hoffman

Caitlin Khensani Michi Sithole

Mohamed Suleman

The Muses

Performing on Yamaha Electric Violins, Viola and Cello, this sassy string quartet gives classical music a thrilling kick with renditions by Top 40 hitmakers, golden oldies and up tempo African favourites.

L-R: Neo - Cello, Ashley - Violin, Hana - Violin and Ruby - Viola

If there is a party worth starting, the best ignition mechanism is this stylish electric string quartet out of Gauteng, South Africa, that will take any staid situation and turn it into a sensational night to remember.

Meet The Muses, four captivating, classically trained virtuosos, all keen to get as many people on their feet and dancing the night away each time they unpack the contents of their five carefully crafted albums. Performing on Yamaha Electric Violins, Viola, and Cello, this sassy string quartet gives classical music a thrilling kick with renditions of Top 40 hitmakers, golden oldies, and up-tempo African favourites.

Throwing in sultry dance moves and loads of fun, they give the genre of classical pop an exciting and unconventional twist that is guaranteed to entertain a diverse audience and leave them mesmerised and wanting more. Known for their quality productions, qualifications as classically trained, pop-prepped, and able to deliver musicians, the music The Muses make generates enough energy to contribute to the national power grid and light a dance floor indefinitely.

This classy act is perfect for background instrumental music, weddings, corporate events where background entertainment or show sets are required, as well as parties and festivals. Their versatility and absolute love for performing is a refreshing visual and auditory extravaganza.

Dj David Goldear

David prides himself on being able to “read” an audience and play just the right selection of music to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.

David has been involved in the entertainment industry since 2008. He provides entertainment for all kinds of occasions. His performance style and musical repertoire caters for all events, special occasions and corporate functions. David prides himself on being able to “read” an audience and play just the right selection of music to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.

He has had the pleasure of working with the country’s top corporate companies such as: Microsoft, ABSA, Nedbank, Suncity (entertainment) (corporate & in-house), Implats Mining, Tiso Blackstar Media Group, builders Warehouse, Avroy Shlain and Avon - just to name a few. David’s current involvement in radio only fuels his energy
and enthusiasm ensuring that his reputation goes from strength to strength.
agenda

Agenda

  • 29/06/2024

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Venue, Melrose Arch
Entertainment

Cocktail Reception

The Muses

The Muses

07:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Opening Session

Welcome to the NMA Gala Dinner

Tanya Muller

COO, ASAIPA

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

07:15 PM - 07:30 PM

Starter Served

07:30 PM - 07:40 PM

Intro to the National Medical Awards - Part 1

  • HCP Excellence Awards
  • Healthcare Leadership Awards
  • Digital Healthcare Innovation Awards

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

speaker
07:40 PM - 08:10 PM

National Medical Awards Ceremony - Part 1

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

Co-host

Tanya Muller

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium of ASAIPA and CEO of the ASAIPA Charity Foundation

Co-host
08:10 PM - 08:15 PM

Digital Healthcare Innovation Awards Speech

Dr Riaz Motara

Cardiologist and CEO, Brandmed

speaker
08:15 PM - 08:45 PM

Main Course Served

08:45 PM - 08:55 PM

Intro to National Medical Awards - Part 2

  • Community Services Awards
  • Health Science Student Awards
  • Young Doctors Merit Awards
  • Lex Visser Lifetime Achievement Award

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

speaker
08:55 PM - 09:25 PM

National Medical Awards Ceremony - Part 2

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

Co-host

Tanya Muller

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium of ASAIPA and CEO of the ASAIPA Charity Foundation

Co-host
09:25 PM - 09:35 PM

Lifetime Achievement Award Speech

Prof Jannie Hugo

Lex Visser Lifetime Achievement Award, ASAIPA

speaker
09:35 PM - 09:50 PM

ASAIPA Foundation Recipient Speech

Makanaka Angeline Mazuva

ASAIPA Foundation Speaker

speaker
09:50 PM - 10:00 PM
Closing Session

National Medical Awards Thank You's and Close

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

10:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Dessert and Coffee

10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Entertainment

Evening Entertainment

The Muses

The Muses

10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Entertainment

DJ Session

Dj David Goldear

Dj David Goldear

11:00 PM                              

Gala Dinner Close

sponsors

Sponsors

CIPLA Discovery Elle Health Universal Healthcare GoodX
associations

Associations

ASAIPA BASA SAAA SAOA SASP

Type

Hybrid

Status

Upcoming

Contact

sandra@dx5ve.africa