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Villie Pieterse Award - Best Student

This award has been instituted by the SATS Gauteng chapter.

Villi Pieterse a long time member of this organization has shown passion and commitment in her long career,to the discipline of peri-operative care. She served the organization as Board member, Chapter President, Executive Board President, SATS representative to the International Federation of Peri-operative Care and most recently has Honorary life President. She is the recipient of the SATS Gold Medal.



  • be awarded by the SATS Gauteng Chapter
  • be a floating trophy
  • only be awarded to a member of the Gauteng chapter
  • go to a student, either doing the diploma in operating room science, or a post graduate degree in the discipline of peri-operative care
  • be decided upon by the Board of the Gauteng Chapter


  • be a paid up member of SATS and the Gauteng chapter
  • hold SATS membership for at least 2 years
  • be registered with the SANC.
  • have shown dedication, growth and commitment to Peri-operative care.
  • be able to teach others.
  • render service in the Peri-operative Setting
  • act as mentor to junior staff.
  • promote membership to SATS and display a love for peri-operative care
  • have completed her training successfully
  • be nominated/recommended by her peers and seniors.

The decision of the Gauteng Chapter board will be final.

2013 Winner:

Marie Kruger