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Every specimen that enters the laboratory represents a patient. Patients’ lives matter!
At SMLTSA we promote and develop the education and continuing professional development of Medical Laboratory Professionals while always mindful of whom our “clients” are. To that end we strive to contribute to the development of competent and qualified MLP’s who are in turn able to provide the best care to each specimen processed. We benchmark our education with world standards and our MLP’s can proudly share their expertise to the world at large.

In this section you can find information pertaining to:


Examination Information


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Upcoming Examinations

Continual Professional Development

SMLTSA is an HPCSA Professional Board for Medical Technology (PBMT) appointed Accreditor for CPD to our profession.

The society co-ordinates, facilitates and publicises on-going educational opportunities, such as CPD functions, webinars and congresses.

All Service Providers of CPD Events/Activities pertaining to the profession are welcome to contact the SMLTSA Office Manager for further information and advice on how to have your events accredited.

SMLTSA members forego individual fees when they apply to have their activities assessed for CPD.



There are currently six SMLTSA branches in South Africa and interested medical technologists can join any one of these branches.

Each branch elects its own committee, which communicates directly with the Executive Committee (EXCO) via the Administrative Office based in Cape Town.

Branches are autonomous bodies acting within the SMLTSA Constitution.

Select the branch below to contact them them directly…

SMLTSA Membership entitles you to:-

  • Participate fully in your local branch activities.
  • Voice your opinion through this professional channel.
  • Full voting rights on the selection of persons who are elected to office within the Society.
  • Stand for election to office within the branch.
  • Stand for election to office on national committees.
  • Free admission to most continuing professional development activities (CPD). CPD events are arranged by your local branch to assist you in attaining your legally required annual CPD points.
  • Special privileges when attending academic mornings and national congresses arranged by the branches of the Society which may include reduced entrance fees and entry into ‘members only’ competitions.
  • Nominate worthy colleagues to be recipients of awards offered by the Society to members only.
  • Be eligible to receive the ‘members only’ awards on offer.
  • Full membership of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (IFBLS).
  • Be eligible for ‘members only’ awards on offer from the IFBLS.
  • Create public awareness of our profession.
  • Advance your professional network through joining your local branch.
  • Liaison with various stakeholders in the interest of the profession.

International affiliations (IFBLS)
SMLTSA membership qualifies MLP’s automatic affiliation to IFBLS. This entitles our members to promotions, to enter competitions only applicable to members, early notification and discount admission to some international congresses.

Membership Forms

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Contact Us

Postal Address

P.O. Box 505, Howard Place, Pinelands, 7450

Physical Address

Unit A28, Pinelands Business Park, New Mill Road, Pinelands, 7405

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