Department: Health

Contact details

Physical: Natalia Building, 11th Floor, 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg
Postal: Private Bag X9051, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel: 033 395 2111
Fax: 033 345 0792


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is to develop a sustainable, coordinated and comprehensive health system at all levels, based on the primary health care approach through the district health system.

The strategic goals of the Department as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2015 to 2019 are: (1) Strengthen health system effectiveness - the finalisation of enabling policies, frameworks, systems and processes to create the enabling environment for efficient service delivery; improved leadership and management at all levels of the health care system to ensure efficient utilisation of scarce resources; PHC re-engineering with intensified focus on community and household coverage and implementation of the Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance Programme (Operation Phakisa); implementation of turnaround strategies for Emergency Medical Services and Forensic Pathology Services; development and implementation of a Hospital Rationalisation Plan, supported by a comprehensive Communication Plan, to improve hospital efficiencies; (2) Reduce the burden of disease - implementation and robust monitoring of the Integrated 90-90-90 strategy to reduce the burden of HIV, AIDS and TB and improve health outcomes; integrated strategies for maternal, child and women's health to reduce morbidities and mortalities; increased focus on the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, including strategies to increase healthy lifestyle programmes; scale up of programmes for the prevention of malaria to ensure zero new local cases by 2020; (3) Universal health coverage - scale up the roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of National Health Insurance (NHI) initiatives to other districts within the framework of the white paper on NHI; health facility planning and infrastructure delivery informed by analysis to identify infrastructure pressure areas; (4) Strengthen human resources for health - finalise review of organisational structures to inform the Essential Post List and long-term Human Resource Plan; first phase pilot of the Decentralised Training in a PHC Model in northern KZN in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal; improve performance management; (5) Improved quality of health care - actively implement and monitor the National Core Standards in all facilities to improve clinical quality and patient satisfaction; improve pharmaceutical procurement and distribution reforms, including implementation of direct delivery and cross-docking model, and community-based distribution of medicines.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr SM Dhlomo
Head of Department
Dr S Mtshali

Dr Sbongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo
Head of Department:
Dr Sifiso Mtshali
Mr Sihle Mkhize (Acting)
Deputy Directors General:
Dr AS Mndaweni (District Health Services)
Mr Bongani Shezi (Corporate Management Services and Chief Information Officer)
Dr MLB Simelane (Specialised Services and Clinical Support)
Mr Mfowethu Zungu (National Health Insurance)
Chief Directors:
Dr Sageren Aiyer (Acting: Forensic Pathology Services)
Mr Vukani Dlamini (Audit, Risk Management and Security Services)
Mr Bongi Gcaba (Infrastructure Planning, Development and Support)
Mr ML Goduka (Information Technology)
Mr Jack Govender (Service Delivery Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation)
Mr Vukani Khoza (District Health Services)
Mr Sam Mkhwanazi (Corporate Communications)
Mr Credo Mlaba (Supply Chain Management and Acting CD: Legal Services)
Mrs Nozipho Mthembu (Acting: Human Resource Management Services)
Dr Jimmy Mthethwa (Public Health and Non-Communicable Disease)
Dr Victoria Mubaiwa (Acting: Strategic Health Programmes)
Mrs Prasheeka Padayachee (Executive Support Services)
Mr Brian Shezi (Acting: Clinical Support Services)
Mrs SL Cheatle (Office of the HOD)
Senior Management:
Mr Mboneni Bhekiswayo (Ombudsperson)
Mr Bheki Nzimande (Head: Ministry)
Communications Officers:

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation34 213 58631 409 39829 493 63427 290 930
Actual Expenditure34 110 72431 245 51029 532 07927 390 533
Employee Compensation21 793 16020 014 42218 676 77416 886 345
Goods and Services10 105 2338 895 9998 213 3477 860 499
Capital Assets1 257 6291 505 8791 867 3312 156 924
Unauthorised Expenditure147 119127 693322 822117 618
Irregular Expenditure1 257 484708 8031 219 7401 465 026
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure5 1173 033697113
Posts Approved78 66981 22679 68386 666
Posts Filled72 07871 25772 29274 464
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