Department: Health

Contact details

Physical: 20th Floor, 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town
Postal: PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 483 3245/5417
Fax: 021 483 6169


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Health is to provide equitable access to quality health services in partnership with the relevant stakeholders within a balanced and well-managed health system to the people of the Western Cape and beyond.

Health Care 2030 provides a powerful vision for the future of health care in the province. The realisation of a people-centric, effective health system that inspires public trust depends on significant allocative and technical efficiency gains. The Department's strategic goals are to address the burden of disease through promoting health and wellness; improve the quality of health services and the patient experience; embed good governance and values-driven leadership practices; develop and maintain a capacitated workforce to deliver the required health services; develop and maintain appropriate health technology, infrastructure and ICT; and optimal financial management to maximise health outcomes.

A transformation agenda has been set to give effect to the strategic vision of Health Care 2030. There are four pillars to this agenda, including service needs (with an identified set of priorities), leadership development, good governance and positive organisational culture. Fundamental to this agenda is the notion of person centredness, with the clear intention of placing people at the heart of the health system, evident in the Department's commitment to a community-orientated primary health care (COPC) service; system resilience – the ability to withstand major health system disruption; comprehensive set of services, with a strong focus on health promotion and prevention, central to addressing the social determinants of health; and the notion of universal health coverage, which would enable a more equitable health system.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr N Mbombo
Head of Department
Dr B Engelbrecht

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo (Minister)
Head of Department:
Dr Beth Engelbrecht
Mr AJ van Niekerk
Deputy Directors General:
Dr K Cloete (Chief of Operations)
Chief Directors:
Dr L Angeletti Du Toit (Infrastructure and Technical Management)
Mrs B Arries (People Management)
Dr R Crous (Rural District Health Services)
Mr JM Jooste (Financial Management)
Dr S Kariem (General Specialist and Emergency)
Dr T Naledi (Health Programmes)
Dr G Perez (Metro District Health Services)
Dr K Vallabhjee (Strategy and Health Support)
Senior Management:
Dr D Erasmus (CEO: Tygerberg Hospital)
Dr M Mukosi (CEO: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital)
Dr B Patel (CEO: Groote Schuur Hospital)
Communications Officers:
Ms Marika Champion (Director: Communications)
Ms Zimkitha Mquteni (Spokesperson for the MEC)
Mr Mark van der Heever (Deputy Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a19 154 79417 552 38016 145 016
Actual Expendituren/a18 740 19317 307 54815 916 962
Employee Compensationn/a10 949 65210 072 3539 237 938
Goods and Servicesn/a5 976 2635 510 9604 955 604
Capital Assetsn/a747 064746 805837 567
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a7 28424 42687 100
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a--9
Posts Approvedn/a33 05533 19032 456
Posts Filledn/a31 43231 26730 931
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