This group is the official representative for pathology for the South African Medical Association.
The objectives of the group are to:
Promote the practice and professional interests of both clinical and anatomical pathology.
Promote the use of pathology as a diagnostic tool to both the medical profession and the lay public.
Establish professional relationships amongst pathologists and with medical aid schemes, public and private institutions, government authorities, the life insurance industry and university medical schools.
Promote the establishment and maintenance of acceptable standards in respect of pathology education and practice in South Africa.
Assist in the promotion of good health practices within the population.
BESG was established in 1983 by senior staff of the then University of Natal Department of Architecture and Allied Disciplines, as a support group that defended communities against eviction from informal settlements in urban areas, largely as a result of inter-political party violence. In the early 1990s, BESG became a key player in shaping planning and housing policies from local to national level. Since 1995, BESG has been a leader in enabling poor communities to access land, basic services, housing and administrative justice…..
ADHASA, the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa, was founded in 1989. National Office is based at Delta Park School (although it functions independently of the school). ADHASA has 20 branches spread across South Africa, as well as a Help Desk in Soweto.