About Us


The objective of BIGOSA is to enhance the quality of breast healthcare in Southern Africa. It delivers on this objective by:

  • Encouraging a sub-specialty of “Breast Surgery” within General Surgery and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Advising governmental and non-governmental organisations on breast health matters and policy.
  • Liaising with other organisations in the field on a national and global level.
  • Advancing the interests of its members.

2021/2022 BIGOSA EXCO

President: Frank Graewe

President elect: Jackie Smilg

Secretary: Mariza Tunmer

Treasurer: Francois Malherbe

Breast Surgery: Francois Malherbe, Marcel de Kock

Medical/Clinical oncology: Keorapetse Tabane, Rika Pienaar

Pathology: Louis de Jager, Thamsanqa Madliwa

Plastic Surgery: Frank Graewe, Edward Ngwenya

Radiation/Clinical Oncology: Mariza Tunmer, Duvern Ramiah

Radiology: Jackie Smilg, Jackie Kieck

Co-opted in: Clinical Oncology: Shona Bhadree

For further information email the Secretary, Mariza Tunmer. We look forward to welcoming you!