Prizes and Awards

The following prizes and awards are available through the SAUA:


Merit Award for Outstanding Service to the SAUA

Type of Prize / Award: An illuminated address and medallion.
How judged: The award will be judged by the SAUA Executive Committee using the following criteria:
  1. For outstanding services and value in furthering the interests of Urology in South Africa
  2. A Member of SAUA considered worthy by their colleagues
  3. Nominations by SAUA members to the EXCO
  4. Each nomination shall be signed by two members and submitted with a CV and a motivation
  5. EXCO has the power to accept or reject the Nomination without supplying reasons
Sponsor: Not applicable
Nominations: Nominations should be made to the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the SAUA prior to the biennial SAUA congress.  Nominations must be made by members of the SAUA to the Secretary of the SAUA. Each nomination shall be signed by two members and submitted with a CV and motivation.
Previous Winners: To be confirmed...

Honorary Membership of the SAUA

Type of Prize / Award: Honorary membership to the SAUA.
How judged: Eligible candidates can be selected after their third visit to the SAUA biennial congress.
Sponsor: Not applicable
Nominations: Not applicable
Previous Winners: To be confirmed...

The Sanofi Aventis Prize

Type of Prize / Award: A prize of up to R30,000 to be used to further urorlogical knowledge and expertise such as an overseas congress or course. The candidate must be a member of the SAUA, in active academic or private practice.
How judged: The award is for Urological Excellence and Outstanding Service in Furthering the Practice of Urology in South Africa. The award is selected by the SAUA executive committee.
Sponsor: Sanofi Aventis
Nominations: Nominations should be made to the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the SAUA prior to the business meeting at the biennial SAUA congress.
Previous Winners: 2016 Ahmed Adam

The Bayer Mens' Health Prize

Type of Prize / Award: To be confirmed
How judged: The award is for an outstanding presentation in the area of Mens' Health. The award is selected by the SAUA executive committee.
Sponsor: Bayer
Nominations: Not applicable.
Previous Winners: 2016 Andre van der Merwe

The Karl Storz Prize

Type of Prize / Award: A prize of a trophy.
How judged: The award focuses on post-graduate academic achievements. The award is selected by the SAUA executive committee.
Sponsor: Karl Storz
Nominations: Candidates should apply to the secretary of the SAUA at least two weeks before the commencement of the biennial congress.  Applicants should include the following:
  1. Complete curriculum vitae with date of birth as well as date of registration
  2. Post graduate academic record and qualifications including prizes or medals
  3. List of publications:
    1. Journals
    2. Papers read
    3. Posters exhibited
    4. Original research both clinical and/or basic
    5. Diagnostic or Surgical Innovations contributed

Applicants must be:

  1. A urologist registered with the HPCSA
  2. A member of SAUA
  3. A registered Urologist for less than 10 years
  4. Younger than 45 years of age
  5. A South African citizen resident in South Africa

The award can only be won by the same person once and the committee has the right to withhold the award if the applications are not of a suitable standard.

Previous Winners: 2016 Ahmed Adam
2014 Ronald James Urry

The van Blerk Prize

Type of Prize / Award: Cash prize of R5000 and a medal for an outstanding contribution to the specific congress as a presented paper of poster by a registrar or consultant within three years of registration as a specialist.
How judged: Award elected by the executive of the SAUA.
Sponsor: N/A
Nominations: Candidates must submit their entries to the Congress Committee Secretary in a completed format either for publication or in the form of a reprint of the published article prior to the congress.
Previous Winners: 2016 Avikar Singh

The Discovery Health Prize

Type of Prize / Award: Cash prize of R5000 for the best paper/presentation by a South African Urologist no longer in training at the SAUA biennial meeting.
How judged: Judged at the SAUA meeting by the SAUA Executive Committee or appointed persons.
Sponsor: Discovery Health
Nominations: Not applicable
Previous Winners: 2016 Malcolm Dewar

Bard Prizes

Type of Prize / Award:
  • Cash prize of R10,000 and a medal for the best paper/presentation by a trainee at the SAUA biennial meeting.
  • Cash prize of R10,000 and a medal for the best poster by a trainee at the SAUA biennial meeting.
How judged: Judged at the SAUA meeting by the SAUA Executive Committee or appointed persons.
Sponsor: Bard
Nominations: Not applicable
Previous Winners: 2016 Pieter Spies and Adriaan Vlok

Kind Cuts for Kids Prize

Type of Prize / Award: Cash prize of R1000 for the best Paediatric Urology presentation by a trainee at the SAUA biennial meeting.
How judged: Judged at the SAUA meeting by the SAUA Executive Committee or appointed persons.
Sponsor: Kind Cuts for Kids
Nominations: Not applicable
Previous Winners: 2016 Nico Lourens