Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)

Contact Details

Physical: 61 St George's Mall, Cape Town
Postal: Private Bag X782, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 0860 00 4367
Fax: 0861 00 4367


The mission of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is to provide all public service employees with equitable access to affordable and comprehensive health care benefits.

GEMS is centred on the principles of: equity, efficiency and differentiation equity, where employees have equal access to the most extensive set of equal basic benefits under equitable remuneration structures, subject to affordability; efficiency regarding the costs and delivery of benefits; and differentiation, where employees choosing more extensive cover have equal access to higher benefits, subject to their needs.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms N Ntsinde
Principal Executive Officer
Dr G Goolab

Ms Nontobeko Ntsinde
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Nombulelo Mkhumane
Board Members:
Mr Cornelius Johannes Booyens
Dr Josef Adriaan Breed
Mr Daniel De Villiers
Mr Eelco Boudewijn De Vries
Dr Clarence Mazangwandile Mini
Dr Esthras Confidence Moloko
Mr Jan Stephanus Roux
Mr Nkosinathi Theledi
Mr Isak Jacobus Van Zyl
Principal Executive Officer:
Dr Gunvant Goolab
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Karyna Pierce (Executive: Finance)
Senior Management:
Ms Jeannie Combrink (Executive: Governance and Stakeholder Relations)
Dr Vuyokazi Gqola (Executive: Health Care Management)
Mr Samuel Lewatle (Executive: Corporate Service Division)
Mr Molapo Masekoameng (Executive: Chief Audit)
Ms Bella Mfenyana (Executive: Contracts and Operations)
Ms Gloria Nkadimeng (Executive: Chief Information Officer)
Communications Officers:
Ms Liziwe Nkonyana (Executive: Communications and Member Affairs)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEn/aClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assetsn/a4 270 2024 211 4704 149 869
Non-Current Assetsn/a384 1996 363122 483
Total Assetsn/a4 654 4014 217 4704 272 352
Current Liabilitiesn/a1 993 6761 562 0591 397 651
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a---
Total Liabilitiesn/a1 993 6761 562 0591 397 651
Total Net Assetsn/a2 660 7252 655 0482 874 700
Total Revenuen/a27 805 53526 276 99424 681 445
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/an/an/an/a
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/an/an/an/a
Total Expendituren/a(27 800 221)(26 496 284)(23 486 918)
Employee Costsn/a(83 830)(56 657)(42 181)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a5 314(219 290)1 194 527
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a352 865(247 645)733 639
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(271 934)171 067118 252
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a3 864 4223 783 4913 860 069
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a---
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a---
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/an/an/an/a
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report
NoteFigures for year ended December 2016Figures for year ended December 2015. Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report. Figures for year ended December 2014. Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Figures for year ended December 2013. Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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