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Summary of National Council meeting held on 23 July 2021

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SORSA membership fees are now payable for 2022

Letter from president


Responses to DRL questions during the 5th virtual symposium

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HPCSA off-site registrations and schedule calendar

It is that time of the year when the HPCSA registration team visits an area in your province to streamline the registration process, ensuring that practitioners who start working as interns and community service practitioners are duly registered prior to commencement of internship and community service on the 1st January 2022. 

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Position Statement
Employment of radiographers

SORSA supports all legitimate employment opportunities for radiographers to provide and maintain adequate services to patients.
The objectives in paragraphs 3 (a) to (c) of the Constitution of the Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) are:

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Position Statement
Vaccinations in the workplace

SORSA supports the covid-19 vaccination for radiographers to work with patients. Many radiographers and students have tested positive for covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in April 2020. Some have sadly passed away from covid-19-related complications. Our condolences to their families and friends. 

  • Radiographers are frontline workers  thus may be  exposed to  bacteria and/or  viruses in their workplace.  Various legislation  pertains to all  workers in  South Africa, including the  Bill  Rights in the  Constitution of  the  Republic  of South Africa, Act 108 of  1996; and   the Occupational  Health and  Safety Act  85 of 1993 as  amended as  well as Schedule A, circular CF/103/2020: notice on compensation for occupationally-acquired  novel corona virus  disease (COVID-19).

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Letters written by SORSA

Comments to the Director of Public Entities Governance about the scope of the profession Radiography
Comments to Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology on the stakeholders meeting about forensic radiography
Comments to the Director General of Health regarding regulations relating to the Certificate of Need (CoN)


SORSA National Newsletter 2021
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Results of survey on Covid-19 anxiety and fear levels of radiographers

Date: 31 August 2021
Find the results here

See post on SORSA Facebook group here



Attention colleagues performing obstetrics ultrasound, kindly find notice for your attention.

Dear colleagues

The ultrasound examination offered by the HPCSA Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (PBRCT) includes obstetrics, gynaecology, abdomen, small parts and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Of concern it that the examination will exclude those radiographers who provide obstetric ultrasound services at district level health facilities. SORSA therefore requested the HPCSA Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (PBRCT) to urgently consider the negative impact this exclusion would have on service delivery of obstetric ultrasound to the general public.

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Position Statement
Radiographers are frontline healthcare professionals

The Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) recognises radiographers in all four categories (diagnostic, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and ultrasound) as frontline healthcare professionals.

Radiographers directly interact face-to-face with patients of all ages on a daily basis. Radiographers are part of a healthcare-team and their services contribute to the continuing management and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients. In most healthcare facilities radiographers provide a service during normal hours and after hours including public holidays.

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A Message to Radiographers

Dear colleagues

SORSA would like to applaud all radiographers for their role and contribution in handling the current Covid-19 pandemic.
As an essential part of the frontline medical team we commend you on the part that you play in patient management.
We ask that you keep safe and know that you are valued and appreciated. Let's work together to curb this pandemic.

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WHO-ISRRT anti-smoking awareness campaign

As radiographers we have first hand experiences of the impact that smoking has on the health of individuals. In keeping with the theory of behaviour change and professionalism, radiographers should ideally assume a role modelling position by advocating for the elimination of smoking habits among our patients and colleagues. The aim of this campaign is to support the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) by educating and resourcing institutions offering radiography programmes with the view of reducing the impact of tobacco use in the profession as a whole.

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COVID-19

ISRRT Response Document - Appropriate and safe use of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy with infection control measures considered in addition to standard radiation protection procedures.

ISRRT Board of Management approved April 2020

Based on Input to the World Heath Authority (WHO) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) meeting facing COVID-19 held March 27th 2020 and development of various WHO/IAEA Technical documents including ‘WHO-Rapid Advice Clinical Guide on appropriate use of radiological imaging in COVID-19’ and IAEA/WHO Technical brief for Nuclear Medicine in COVID-19.

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