National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)

Contact Details

Physical: Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg
Postal: Private Bag X8, Sandringham, 2131
Tel: 011 386 6000
Fax: 011 386 6620


The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is a public health laboratory service with approximately 288 laboratories across the nine provinces, excluding depots, and serves 80% of the population of South Africa.

Its vision is to be South Africa's centre of excellence for innovative laboratory medicine. Its mission is to: provide quality, affordable and sustainable health laboratory medicine, provide training for health science education and undertake innovative and relevant research.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof E Buch
Chief Executive Officer
Prof S Madhi

Prof Eric Buch
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Mr Ben Durham
Dr Gerhard Goosen
Mr Stanley Harvey
Prof Shabir Madhi (Acting CEO)
Mr Michael Manning
Ms Ntombikayise Mapukata
Dr Zwelibanzi Mavuso
Ms Nelisiwe Mkhize
Dr Patrick Moonasar
Dr Balekile Mzangwa
Mr Lunga Ntshinga
Prof Mary Ross
Prof Haroon Saloojee
Mr Michael Shingange
Prof Willem Sturm
Dr Timothy Johan Tucker
Mr Andre Venter
Chief Executive Officer:
Prof Shabir Madhi (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Ben Wikner (Acting)
Senior Management:
Dr Sergio Carmon (Acting Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research and Quality Assurance)
Dr Sophia Kisting (Executive Director: National Institute for Occupational Health)
Prof Shabir Madhi (Executive Director: National Institute for Communicable Diseases)
Dr Mojaki Mosia (Executive Manager: Human Resources)
Adv Mpho Mphelo (Company Secretary)
Ms Tintswalo Shilowa (Chief Information Officer)
Communications Officers:
Mr Tebogo Seate (Senior Communication Manager: Communications, Marketing and Public Relations)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets3 998 1173 602 4952 837 6002 524 680
Non-Current Assets554 145521 893551 049570 048
Total Assets4 552 2624 124 3883 388 6493 094 728
Current Liabilities1 627 3751 626 7651 158 347602 408
Non-Current Liabilities1 002 116854 140718 630643 577
Total Liabilities2 629 4912 480 9051 876 9771 245 985
Total Net Assets1 922 7711 643 4831 511 6721 848 743
Total Revenue6 965 4196 139 6745 636 7034 967 080
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/an/an/an/a
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/an/an/an/a
Total Expenditure(6 686 132)(5 959 927)(5 788 902)(5 031 144)
Employee Costs(293 733)(332 302)(265 923)(485 626)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year279 287179 747(152 199)(64 064)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities177 986374 197(157 987)264 715
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(155 253)(47 180)(185 964)(177 777)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year738 975651 166347 952664 714
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure135 630341 1267 912-
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filled1 3501 346n/an/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report. Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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