Executive Committee & Portfolio Directors

BASA Executive Committee 2016 - current

Mr Leon Keulder

Mr Leon Keulder


Leon was formerly the Vice-President of BASA and held this position since November 2013. He became BASA President in 2016.

  • Leon has long been involved with BASA in various aspects, which range from dealing with ethical issues, Codes and Tariffs relating to Biokinetics, working with Medical Aids and assisting with setting up clinical guidelines.
  • Leon is the past chairman of the Gauteng Biokinetics Association.
  • Born and grew up in Johannesburg, studied at RAU (UJ) and is currently doing his Masters in Biokinetics at (NWU)
  • Married with 3 Children
  • Part Time Lecturer UJ and WITS
  • In Private Practice
Ms Areta Potgieter

Ms Areta Potgieter


  • Born and grew up in Pretoria.
  • Graduated at the University of Port Elizabeth.
  • Have been in private practice for 9 years in Port Elizabeth.
  • Have served on the Eastern Cape Biokinetics association as Chairperson.
  • Married with 2 children.

Dr Leon Lategan

Chair - Advisory Council

  • Leon Lategan studied at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Pretoria and he spent 10 years at SA Medical Services and the past 15 years lecturing at the University of Johannesburg’s – Department of Sport and Movement Studies.
  • He specialises in sports injury rehabilitation, isokinetics, health promotion and sport sciences and has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles. Leon is a reviewer for two SA scientific journals and has acted as external examiner for more than 7 universities up to PhD level.
  • He a member of several local & international associations and a founding member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Sport Research (CISAR) within the University of Johannesburg.
Ms Erin Rae

Ms Erin Rae

Regional Co-Ordinator
Mrs Naomi Lubbe

Mrs Naomi Lubbe

Membership, Finance & HPCSA Registration

Naomi is responsible for these functions: BASA Registration, Membership Enquiries, HPCSA Registrations and Malpractice Insurance and Finances.

  • Born, Grew up and Matriculated in Vanderbijlpark.
  • Widow with 2 children
  • Worked in a financial environment for 24 years
  • Completed my International Credit diploma in 2003 and NQF level 6 in 2008
  • I started working for BASA in July 2012 and am passionate about what I do.
Mrs Shannon Richter

Mrs Shannon Richter

Operations (CPD/Web/Accreditations)

Shannon is responsible for CPD matters, Practice Accreditation, Marketing & Advertising and the Website.

  • Graduated at the University of Pretoria and pursued a career as a Biokineticist in the UK working for IPRS for 5 years.
  • I returned to South African at the end of 2009 and joined BASA in July 2010 to assist with Administration, doing Marketing, Website Management and CPD administration and accreditations. (Part time)
  • I work part time as a mobile Biokineticist
  • I am Married and have 2 boys.
Ms Christel de Beer

Ms Christel Kotzee

Administration & Special Projects
Dr Jeanne Grace

Dr Jeanne Grace

Representative for HPCSA

Dr Jeanne represents BASA at the HPCSA and reports to EXCO on all related matters.

  • BA Hons. Human Movement Science (Biokinetics) at the University of Orange Free State in 1994.
  • PhD) Human Movement Science (Biokinetics) at University of Potchefstroom (North West Campus) – “The effect of a physical and combined health promotion intervention programme on some health indicators of South African Colliery executives”.
  • Senior Lecturer (Dept. of Biokinetics & Sport Science) at the University of Zululand since 01/09/2009 onwards.
  • Research field – Worksite health promotion. Exercise rehabilitation of chronic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. Injury prevention.

BASA Board of Directors 2016 - current

Mr David Fabricius

Mr Dave Fabricius

Portfolio Director: Marketing

David has been a long-standing, active member of the BASA Western Cape, both in participation and in leadership. He has been part of the Regional committee for the last 3-years, serving on the Education committee from 2012-2014 and then as the current Vice Chair for BASA-Western Cape.

David Fabricius owns his own practice, networks frequently with other business owners, and has a keen sense of what the Biokineticist on the ground in private practice and in academia needs.


  • BA Sports Coaching (University of Zululand, 2005)
  • BSc (Honors) Biokinetics (University of Zululand, 2006)
  • Master of Sport Science (Stellenbosch University, 2011)
Mr Bertie Herbst

Mr Bertie Herbst

Portfolio Director: Practice Management

Bertie’s knowledge about managing a practice is excellent. He has a full understanding of what a Biokineticist needs in a practice. He has a clear understanding about ICD 10 & tariff codes. He is professional & ethical in his conduct as a Biokineticist.


  •     Master of Science in Medicine Biokinetics (WITS) (Completion July) 2016
  •     Honours Bachelor of Science in Biokinetics (UNIZUL) 2006
  •     Bachelor of Technology in Sport and Exercise Technology (TUT) 2005


  • MSc. Medicine Biokinetics (In Progress):
    Title: Electromyographic activity of quadriceps muscle during functional 2016 activities in participants experiencing Patellofemoral Pain.
  • BSc. Honours Biokinetics 2006
    Title: The Response of C-Reactive Protein to eccentrically biased exercise in Black Zulu long distance runners.
    Title: The Influence of Cycling Cadence on Energy Expenditure 2006 in Non-cyclists

Professional Experience

  • Special interest in surface Electromyography and biomechanical analysis
  • Presenting
    • Clinical Surface EMG – Life Through Movement Conference 2014
    • Case Study: Peripheral Neuropathy and exercise 2014
    • Rehabilitation of Chronic diseases: Osteoporosis and exercise 2013
    • Rehabilitation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament following Reconstruction 2011


Mr Neil Hopkins

Mr Neil Hopkins

Portfolio Director: Ethics

Prof Hanlie Moss

Portfolio Director: Academic

Prof Dr Hanlie Moss is currently the Director of the research focus area: Physical activity, Sport and Recreation (PhASRec), North-West University, Potchefstroom-campus.

Before Prof Moss joined the North-West University in 2003, she was the owner and independent practitioner of Moss Biokinetics.

Her research interests are related to physical activity and exercise for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases of lifestyle and in special populations. She has published in this area in international peer review journals and presented scientific papers at various international conferences. She has also contributed to chapters in scientific books in the field of exercise and chronic diseases.

Prof Moss has supervised more than 30 post-graduate students and has published just as many ISI articles. She has received both national and international awards for her research in the role of physical activity on risk factors for non-communicable diseases. She has presented guest lectures in the United States of America, Australia, Poland and Mozambique.

She also holds an MBA from North-West University’s Potchefstroom Business School and published her findings on the potential marked demand for Biokinetics in the Public health Sector.

As director of research in PhASRec, she is responsible for expanding the scope of research, international networks and building research capacity in staff and post-graduate students.  “My dream is to have Biokineticists in the Public health sector.”


  • Prof Hanlie Moss has obtained a BSc qualification, with a BSc Honours in Biochemistry and Biokinetics
  • MSc in Biochemistry
  • PhD in Biokinetics.
  • MBA – North-West University
  • Registered as a Biokineticist with HPCSA
  • Prof Hanlie Moss was born in Namibia and is married with 3 children.

Mr Takalani Muluvhu

Portfolio Director: Public Sector

  • Born, grew up and matriculated at Davhana high school, in Vuwani Limpopo Province, studied at University of Venda(Univen), currently studying MSc. Biokinetics(NWU).
  • Worked as a Biokineticist at Ndawo Wellness (EOH HEALTH) and Pinnacle Health Solutions for Six years.
  • Passionate about Health and Wellness.
  • Now working as a lecturer at the University of Venda, Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science.
  • Married with one Child.

Prof Yvonne Paul

Portfolio Director: International Sector

Prof Yvonne is currently the head at TUT.  Her passion and commitment to further the field of Biokinetics are remarkable.

She understands the need to further education and the development of the biokinetics and members.

Her clear understanding of what is involved and required from the Biokineticists in the profession puts her ideally in the position to serve on the biokinetics Board.

Prof Yvonne has been nominated because of her passion and commitment to the profession.

Her doctoral thesis was “Effects of a Community-Based Exercise and Lifestyle Intervention on Health Outcomes in Persons with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus”


  • Institution : Tshwane University of Technology March 1999-Present
  • Post-level : Associate Professor and Head of Department
  • Concluded B-Tech Degrees – 65 Supervising of honours student’s research projects for the aim of producing excellent research output.
  • Currently 1 Masters Student from Dept. of Sports management: Enrolled March 2014, and a co-supervisor for a masters student from the Dept. of Secretarial Sciences in the Faculty of Management.
  • Currently 1 PhD from the Department Nursing, faculty of Science

Professional Experience – National Collaboration:

  • Collaborative researcher with University of Venda, South Africa.
  • Vaal University of Technology, Collaborative research activities.
  • University of Pretoria, Epidemiology Dept.: Research
  • Diabetes Private Practice: UNITAS Hospital
  • Appointed as a Discussant at the SASReCon, NWU, 6-8 October 2014
  • Reviewer of the National Research Foundation (NRF)

Dr Estelle Watson

Portfolio Director: CPD

Estelle is a young and vibrant lady, who works hard and is making her mark in the Academic Arena with both her work published and her involvement with the students at Wits.

After working in private health care, both in SA and the UK, for 6 years, she is now lecturer at the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of Witwatersrand.

She has published 12 papers in various journals and has research interests in maternal health, physical activity promotion, and public health.


  • Current – PhD: Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Witwatersrand: “Maternal physical activity: influences on maternal and delivery outcomes”
  •  2007 Masters Degree Stellenbosch University “Morphological variables as possible risk factors for crane drivers”
  •  2004 – Internship (Biokinetics) Stellenbosch Biokinetics Centre /Panorama Medi-Clinic
  •  2003 – Honours (Biokinetics) Stellenbosch University (72% Aggregate)
  •  2000 – 2002 B.A (Sport Science) -Stellenbosch University

Works Experience

  • Rehabilitation Specialist:  IPRS (3 years) -Lead Clinician -Exercise and Isokinetic Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Training, Research and Development Manager: IPRS – (3 years 3 months): Clinical Training, Clinical Research and Development, Isokinetic training and short course development, Clinical Governance and Audit
  • University of the Witwatersrand – June 2011 – Present (5 years 2 months): Lecturer in Biokinetics Rehabilitation. Research interests in physical activity, pregnancy, isokinetics, proprioception, concussion and fall risk.
  • Co-ordinator of the Msc (Med) in Biokinetics course at Wits University, supervises interns and runs various community physical activity projects.
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