CASA stands for the Chiropractic Association of South Africa and has been representing and assisting members’ requirements and interests for the last 73 years. Membership is voluntary and there are currently around 544 members (78% of all registered chiropractors).
CASA has an annually-elected national council with a president, vice-president and regional branches with committees and a chairperson. A secretary-general as chief executive officer, assisted by a secretariat, is responsible for its overall administrative management and regular council meetings are held.
CASA’s main aims include promoting, encouraging and maintaining high standards of education, training, conduct and practice within the chiropractic profession in South Africa, and supporting its members as well as the general public to the best of its ability.
As a highly-regulated association, Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) works diligently to:
- Unite all members of the association and protect the integrity, nature, character and status of their profession;
- Promote high ethical standards of practice;
- Settle any questions around the association as well as the profession itself;
- Encourage improved academic teaching, standards of chiropractic education and practice to provide the highest quality of service to the community and patients, as well as to identify appropriate educational outcomes to meet the changing needs of chiropractors for the benefit of their patients;
- Cooperate with appropriate national or international organisations to provide and/or receive information, counsel and assistance in local and global fields of chiropractic and healthcare;
- Encourage and actively support research and aid in the identification of research topics with respect to chiropractic, in part through regular congresses and/or seminars of chiropractic and related disciplines;
- Assist in the establishment and development of a South African chiropractic scientific journal; and
- Assist in developing and promoting an informed public opinion among all peoples in understanding chiropractic.
CASA is dedicated to enhancing the standing of the profession in the eyes of the public and being the voice of the profession in the marketplace. We strive to protect the interests of chiropractic and to position the profession through stakeholder management programs (for example, Discovery Health and BHF).
We are also focused on helping to advance the profession by promoting it to scholars through our career guidance program, thereby encouraging interest in the profession among young people and helping those who are already interested to plan their study/career path for smooth-sailing to success.