Department: Health

Contact Details

Physical: Civitas Building, Cnr Thabo Sehume & Struben Streets, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X828, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 395 8000
Fax: 012 395 8422


The mission of the Department of Health is to improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and to consistently improve the health care delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

The major strategic framework for the work of the Department is the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA). The four outputs required from the health sector in terms of the NSDA are: increased life expectancy; reduced maternal and child mortality rates; combatted HIV/AIDS and decreased burden of disease from tuberculosis; and strengthened health system effectiveness.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr A Motsoaledi
Deputy Minister
Dr J Phaahla
Director General
Ms MP Matsoso

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Deputy Minister:
Dr Joe Phaahla
Director General:
Ms Malebona Precious Matsoso
Ms Yvonne Madulane (Personal Assistant: Deputy Minister)
Ms Tsakani Ngobeni (Personal Assistant: DG)
Ms Mamokolo Mahlatse Sethosa (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Joe Kgatla (Acting Chief of Staff: Minister)
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr I van Der Merwe
Deputy Directors General:
Dr T Carter (Hospitals Tertiary Health Services and Human Resource Development)
Ms JR Hunter (Primary Health Care Services)
Ms N Matsau (International Relations, Health Trade and Health Product Regulation)
Dr A Pillay (Health Regulations and Compliance Management)
Dr Y Pillay (HIV and AIDS, TB, and Maternal, Child and Women's Health)
Ms V Rennie (Corporate Services)
Senior Management:
Mr Manage Makunyane (Head of the Office: DM)
Mr S Sodladla (Head: Office of the DG)
Ms M Wolmarans (Acting Chief Operations Officer)
Communications Officers:
Mr Joe Maila (Spokesperson: Minister)
Mr Popo Maja (Chief Director: Communication and Stakeholder Engagement)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation37 511 68935 136 92931 481 30428 057 203
Actual Expenditure37 203 84034 092 27430 460 81428 272 603
Employee Compensation750 097587 499555 318482 255
Goods and Services1 183 8941 042 019633 369658 807
Capital Assets567 817227 287173 31320 371
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure2 939394 2011882 375
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure-1881328
Posts Approved1 8811 5711 474n/a
Posts Filled1 7481 3861 410n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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