About the HSA
The Homeopathic Association of South Africa (HSA) is a voluntary association recognised by the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) as the official representative of the homeopathic profession in South Africa.
The HSA actively engages Government, the Department of Health, the AHPCSA and all other organisations and structures that influence our profession and is in constant communication with other health related bodies and institutions.
The HSA represents and promotes the homeopathic practitioner, the profession and its interests including related education matters, for the better health and well-being of all South Africans.
The constitution of the HSA, which provides the structures necessary for operation is available below and is accompanied by an explanation of the structure and composition of the HSA.
The EXCO National board members
Dr Bianca De Canha
Dr Bianca De Canha completed her M.Tech Hom at the University of Johannesburg in 2009 and has been in private practice ever since. She practices in Krugersdorp, South Africa and enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, experiencing an array of ailments and conditions.
She was elected President of the Homoeopathic Association of South Africa in August 2020 and has enjoyed working with a dynamic team on the HSA National Board all of whom enjoy a common goal of Homoeopathy for all!
Prior to the election to this position, Dr Bianca De Canha has enjoyed employment at the University of Johannesburg in capacity of Diagnostics III moderator, Diagnostics IV lecturer, Homoeopathic Dispenser at the UJ Homoeopathic Clinic in Doornfontein and UJ Clinician to 5th year homoeopathy students.
She has also served on the HSA National Board in roles including UJ Student Representative, Assistant National Secretary to the then HSA National Secretary, Dr Neil Gower, Chairperson of the HSA Student Graduation Ball in 2007, and member of the HSA Congress 2010 Organizing Committee at the Indaba Hotel.
As a newly qualified practitioner, she took on the role of PHISC Representative and then HSA Chairperson of PR and editor of Dynamis, the national homoeopathic newsletter and soon after accepted the role of HSA Gauteng Regional Chairperson, establishing strong connections within industry for regular HSA regional meetings and external non-homoeopathic speakers. With this advancement within the HSA, she was promoted to the position of Vice President for which she served for one year.
Dr Robert Durrheim
HSA Vice President
Dr Robert Durrheim qualified from the University of Johannesburg in 2012 with a Masters in Technology: Homeopathy (cum laude). He received the 5th year clinic award in 2011 as well as top student of the year awards from 3rd to 5th year. Upon completion of his studies he relocated to Cape Town where he opened up his practice and is currently practicing in Rondebosch, Cape Town.
Dr Durrheim is a registered practitioner with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). He is also a member and the Chairperson of the Cape Region of the Homoeopathic Association of South Africa (HSA).
Dr Durrheim was elected as the HSA regional chairperson for the Cape in 2016 and has continued as the chairperson since then. Dr Durrheim was part of the organizing committee for the 73rd Liga International Congress held in Cape Town in 2018. He was also nominated as the Chairperson for Education during this time ,for a period of 1 year, and has been the Vice President of the HSA since 2020.
Dr Laura Chella
HSA National Secretary
Homeopath in Private practice
Comed presenter for Homeopathic talks
Dr Laura Chella completed her M.Tech:Hom at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2006 and joined a multidisciplinary practice in Durban shortly after. Dr Chella was also invited to lecture students at DUT on General Pathology and subsequently Systemic Pathology at the department of Health Sciences for 2nd and 3 rd year students. She lectured until 2010 when her family moved to Cape Town. She now practices in Cape Town and enjoys working with woman and children.
She was elected National Secretary (NS) of the Homoeopathic Association of South Africa in July 2015 and has enjoyed working with a hard working and passionate team on the HSA National Board.
Prior to the election to this position, Dr Chella was moderator for Pathology at the University of Johannesburg Complementary Health Sciences department. Dr Chella also examined medical students at UCT as an external OSCE examiner. She has also served on the HSA National Board in roles including DUT Student Representative, Co-Chairperson of the HSA Student Graduation Ball in 2006, and member of the HSA Congress 2008 Organizing Committee at the Champagne Sports Resort Hotel.
Since taking on the role of HSA National Secretary she has been involved in all the HSA Congresses, including the 73 rd LIGA International congress at the CITCC in 2018, and then most recently the first HSA online Congress in 2021.
Dr Chella continues to work in private practice and as the NS for the HSA because of her profound appreciation for the profession of Homeopathy and the love of practicing it.
HSA Finance Chair
Dr Ferrucci has been in private practice, in East London for 24 years and is currently branching into community health.
She is also the Chairperson of PBHNP.