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Prema Naidoo

Prema Naidoo

Chapter Chairperson: Western Cape

Chapter Location: Cape Town

Contact details

Email: westerncape@eapasa.co.za

Cell: 083 799 5878




Prema Naidoo hails from a very devoted-to-community family and was actively involved from a young
age in volunteer work. She was a scholar in East London and was inspired to pursue a career in
Psychology as she followed a path in what she refers to as “her calling”. She obtained her graduate and
post-graduate qualifications at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2009 and 2010. Following
the recommendation of her mentor, she achieved in a specialization programme having completed her
board exam in Trauma Counselling at UNISA in 2011. This propelled her to register with the Health
Professions Council of South Africa. One of her career highlights was her first working experience as a
Trauma Counsellor at iThuthuzela Care Clinic in Zwide, Port Elizabeth. She relocated to East London
where she opened private practice in 2012 until 2019. Prema worked with a wide array of institutions
within the helping profession; universities, clinics, hospitals, motor vehicle and rail industry, NGO’s as
well as NPO’s. This included assisting in the relaunch of EAPA-SA Ikhala Chapter in 2012, where she was
elected as an executive member. The people she met inspired her to carve her niche in the field of
Employee Wellness, where she was employed at PRASA Rail Eastern Cape as an Employee Wellness
Manager in November 2019. Prema later transferred within PRASA to Western Cape in September
2023, where she also joined the Western Cape chapter and was elected Chairperson.
Prema describes herself as a passionate South African helping professional. She believes there are two
important days in one’s life. The first is the day you were born and the second is when you find out why.
She further believes that she is fortunate to have found her purpose that has shaped her into who she is
today. Her motto she lives by is “together we can achieve” and believes that in the working
environment one should always “try it”.

Committee Portfolios:
– Chairperson: Prema Naidoo
– Vice-Chairperson: Rozelda Elliot
– Finance: Patrick Egan
– Education and events: Chanville Esterhuizen
– Marketing and media: Blanche Claasen-Hoskins
– Membership: Michelle Buis

  1. Growing Membership
  2. Increasing the value of EAPASA membership