Led by our Transformation Committee, SAMED champions transformation by member companies and the medtech industry. We aspire for a bold, organic, sustainable and internally led approach which enables the medical technology industry to become recognised as a benchmark of transformation.

Transformation is not a nice-to-have or a process relegated to one staff member like the HR director, procurement manager or a transformation officer. It is an economic imperative – a vital contributor to South Africa’s socio-economic progress – and thus deserves the attention from senior executives and leaders.

We help our members to consider and adopt strategies that go beyond short-term and narrowly focused procurement-related requirements, and instead look to the long-term health and progressive development of our industry. To this effect, SAMED engages with our members to identify priority areas to be addressed, and to assist individual companies and the industry more broadly to align with government and social expectations.

We commit to furthering government’s transformation policies in all major areas of our work. Our Transformation Committee has taken on its mandate with passion and has built constructive relationships within the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to explore the most appropriate options for fulfilling B-BBEE responsibilities by our multinational and local members.

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Transformation Statement

SAMED regards transformation as an economic and social imperative. We are committed to transformation and believe we can drive meaningful and sustainable change as an industry body.

We strive to create an eco-system that gives our members tools to enable them to transform their companies.  We call on our members and partners to participate in our transformation journey.