Department: Health

Contact details

Physical: Dukumbana Building, Independence Avenue, Bhisho
Postal: Private Bag X0038, Bhisho, 5605
Tel: 040 608 1114
Fax: 040 608 1118


The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Health is to provide and ensure accessible, comprehensive, integrated services in the Eastern Cape, emphasising the primary health care approach, optimally utilising all resources to enable all its present and future generations to enjoy health and quality of life.

The primary business of the Department and health care service delivery is based on the following five strategic goals: facilitate a functional, quality-driven public health system that provides an integrated and seamless package of health services and is responsive to customer needs; combat and reduce the impact of TB and HIV/AIDS, with a special focus on preventing the emergence of drug-resistant strains; improve and strengthen the mother and child health services; combat and reduce diseases of lifestyle and mental conditions; and enhance institutional capacity through effective leadership, governance, accountability, and efficient and effective utilisation of resources.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr PP Dyantyi
Head of Department
Dr T Mbengashe

Dr Pumza Patricia Dyantyi
Head of Department:
Dr Thobile Mbengashe (Superintendent General)
Mr Simon Kaye
Deputy Directors General:
Dr Patrick Maduna (Clinical Management Services)
Dr L Matiwane (Health Service Cluster)
Chief Directors:
Ms T Kakaza (Internal Audit and Risk Management Assurance Services)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Sizwe Kupelo (Media Liaison Officer)
Siyanda Manana

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation19 033 53017 714 92617 203 41215 734 550
Actual Expenditure18 957 77617 549 85417 068 22415 602 512
Employee Compensation12 562 28211 576 33510 698 2509 825 805
Goods and Services4 522 9954 595 2614 797 0054 504 153
Capital Assets1 280 1521 020 7421 073 406872 087
Unauthorised Expenditure-90 403-52 449
Irregular Expenditure94691 209132 691181 598
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure2 1611 81951 373113 249
Posts Approved45 14043 21048 10546 803
Posts Filled40 22539 21638 58639 409
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