Terms and Conditions

Acceptance and usage

These conditions become effective when you access the site for the first time and constitute a binding agreement between us SACHAS and yourself, which will always prevail. The current version of these conditions will govern our respective rights and obligations each time you access this site. SACHAS offers services such as news, events, education and various others.

Your use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions as set out herein, including, but not limited to the documents that are referred to in some of the clauses.

You should read the terms and conditions carefully before you access any part of the website or participate in any education, mailing list, transaction or other activity related to SACHAS.

By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and comply with them.


“the/this agreement” – means these terms and conditions of use, SACHAS’s privacy policy, SACHAS’s other terms and conditions which SACHAS may, from time to time, impose in respect of the service, as amended and updated from time to time;

“effective date” – means the date on which your membership application is approved by SACHAS;

“fees”- refers to membership fees. This clause is entered into without prejudice to SACHAS’s right to charge fees on discretion for any other service or agreement entered into.

“service(s)” – means any service offered by SACHAS or its business partners, any service described in these terms and conditions, events, and any other service that you may subscribe to or which may form part of SACHAS’s offering from time to time;

Nature of information on the site

All information on this site is only intended to provide you with general information about SACHAS, their clients, their members, their business partners, their products, services and objectives. Nothing on this site should be treated as an offer but merely as an invitation to collaborate with us.

When you apply for membership of SACHAS, you will be issued with a user name and password. Your registration number with the different medical associations will be your key to using the site, or any of the services such as electronic data services or any other services. By using the user name and password to access the service and/or by using the service, you will be signifying your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use, which will form a binding agreement between you and SACHAS.

Electronic communications

When you visit the SACHAS website and during that visit complete a web form to request information or when you send an e-mail to SACHAS, and do not explicitly request a non-electronic communication medium, you consent to receiving communications from SACHAS electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications sent by SACHAS satisfy any legal requirements, including, but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be “in writing”.

Limited License to General Users:

The SACHAS Website and the content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of SACHAS.

The license does not allow the User to collect product or service listings, descriptions or other information displayed here.

SACHAS grants to the User, subject to the further terms of these Terms and Conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable right to access, display, use, download and otherwise copy the current and future Content for personal, non-commercial and information purposes only.

The User may not frame nor use framing technologies to enclose the Website or the Content nor any part thereof without the consent of SACHAS

SACHAS does not offer products or services to minors. If you are under the age of 18, you may not respond to or otherwise accept or act upon any offers in the Website.

SACHAS, their affiliates or subsidiaries reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit Content, or cancel orders at their sole discretion.

Any unauthorised use terminates this agreement.

Using search technology

The use of search technology, such as “web-crawlers” or “web-spiders”, to search and gain information from this website is not permitted if such technology will result in slowing down this website or infringe the intellectual property rights of SACHAS.

SACHAS, SACHAS employees, SACHAS shareholders or SACHAS members will not be held liable for any losses incurred due to the use of our services, or any opinions expressed on or educational content, videos or related material as this does not constitute the opinion of SACHAS, but that of the individual posting the comment.

The User is may only use this function for legitimate purposes and warrants that he/she shall not use the Website to transmit material or content which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is obscene, intimidating, racist, menacing, offensive, insulting, in breach of any intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful.

Furthermore, other than for individual and non-commercial use, the user may not print copies of extracts or use video clips, audio or supplemental content or presentations, and other than for personal and non- commercial use, “mirror” or cache any of the Content of Website on a server, or re-use the text or graphics obtained from the website, without the prior written permission of SACHAS.

It should also be stated that the knowledge share will be strictly monitored for any distasteful topics, or content as set out above, or comments as set out above, and will be removed by the administrator without warning. Members can report any such occurrences on the website.

Information feeds

We may use the services of other organisations to provide information on the site. We have no control over this information and make no representations or warranties of any nature as to its accuracy, appropriateness or correctness. You agree that such information is provided “as is” and we will not be directly or indirectly liable for any damages that may arise from your reliance on it. Please refer to the disclaimer as well.

Linked third party sites and third party information

This site may contain links to other websites with information and material produced by other parties. While we try to provide links only to reputable websites, we cannot accept responsibility or liability for the information provided on other websites. A link from our site to any other website does not mean that we have scrutinized or endorsed the owners or administrators of the websites or their business or security practices and operations.

All third party information regarding products advertised or listed (e.g. products or pharmaceuticals) on the website was obtained from the owner/supplier of the product and SACHAS will not be held liable for any errors in data communicated by the legal owner. SACHAS will always strive to displaying accurate and correct data.

SACHAS does not constitute the accuracy of the claims made by the owners of the product but merely serves as a communication portal. Any such errors are to be taken up with the owner of the product.


The user needs to maintain hardware and software of sufficient performance ability on the Website. Your failure to use advanced browsers may cause some or all of the functionality of the site not to operate properly.

No warranty is given that any files, applications, or functions available on the site are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, or other data errors.

The law governing our relationship

The conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of South Africa without reference to any conflict of law provisions.

Last modified 18 October 2021