Medical Device Procurement Conference

Theme: African Procurement: through the looking glass

30 May 2019

08:00 - 09:30

Welcome coffee

09:30 - 09:40

Opening conference remarks

Marlon Burgess


Moderator: Lindsay Curran

09:40 - 10:10

Government Procurement: SCM, PPi’s and PPP’s

Michael Manning

10:10 - 10:30

Private sector procurement

James Herbert

10:30 - 11:10

PANEL: Quality in medical devices: management, control and assurance


  • Anton Coetzee’


  • Prof Martin Nieuwoudt
  • Mladen Poluta
  • Dr Sudesh Sivarasu

11:10 - 11:40

Interactive Q&A

11:40 - 13:10

Networking lunch break


Moderator: Simone Shortt

13:10 - 13:40

Key fundamentals to improving quality management

Helen King 


13:40 - 14:10

Medical equipment procurement practices and equipment maintenance mismatch: The case of service contract in public hospitals in Ghana

George Boadu

14:10 - 14:40

Local Content and Production in the Public Procurement System

Cathrine Matidza 

14:40 - 15:10

Ethical marketing and business practices: ensuring value-based procurement of medical technology

Tanya Vogt

15:10 - 15:25

Interactive Q&A


15:25 - 16:10

Coffee break


Moderator: Anton Coetzee’

16:10 - 16:40

Relevant certifications for medical devices

Rene Linde

16:40 - 17:10

Updates in medical device regulation

Andrea Julsing Keyter

17:10 - 17:40

Is Global Harmonisation of Regulation and Compliance requirements a reality or a myth?

Martha Smit

17:40 - 17:55

Interactive Q&A

17:55 - 18:00

Closing remarks


End of conference


  • Anton Coetzee’, Committee Member, Medical Device Manufacturers Association of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lindsay Curran, Managing Director, VIVA Medical, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Marlon Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, MDG Health Solutions, Committee Member, SAMED, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Simone Rudolph Shortt, Consultant Pharmacist, Technical and Regulatory Consultant, Rudolph-Shortt Consultancy, Durban, South Africa
  • Ruwaida Shaikh, Vice-Chair, SAMED, Managing Director, Batho Pele Healthcare, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Andrea Julsing Keyter, Deputy Director, Medical Devices, Medicines Control Council, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Cathrine Matidza, Director: Fleet Procurement, Industrial Procurement, Department of Trade and Industry: Republic of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa 
  • James Herbert, Group Procurement Executive, Mediclinic, Cape Town, South Africa
  • George Boadu, Service and Support Manager, Fio Health Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Dr Helen King, Senior Vice President – Quality & Corporate Group Nursing Director, NMC Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Martha Smit, Partner, Fasken, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Director: Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE), Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Michael Manning, Director: Business Development, Western Cape Government, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mladen Poluta, Director: Health Technology, Western Cape Government Department of Health, Cape Town, South Africa / Board Member, Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Assessment Divisions, International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • Rene Linde, Business Development Executive, Certification, Training South Africa; Medical Devices META, BSI Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer, The South African Medical Technology Industry Association, Randburg, South Africa