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The Healthcare Sector In South Africa 2022

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  • 270 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: South Africa
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  • ID: 5624997

The Healthcare Sector in South Africa

Healthcare expenditure in South Africa, which is over R500bn a year, is roughly evenly split between the public and private healthcare sectors, despite the former providing care for 85% of South Africans. The healthcare sector was put to the test through the COVID-19 pandemic. Public healthcare, already under strain from lack of resources and sub-quality care, struggled to cope with service provision during the pandemic and the distraction it caused from attending to urgent communicable and non-communicable disease epidemics.


Healthcare funding concerns are increasing and public healthcare budget cuts are expected due to pressure on government finances, while private healthcare costs continue to rise above inflation, causing a reduction in the already small pool of medically-insured people. Government expects National Health Insurance to fund over 90% of all healthcare in the public and private sectors. The private sector has raised concerns about its affordability, the state’s ability to implement it and the impact it will have on the private healthcare sector.

Private Sector Recovery

The pandemic significantly reduced the revenue of private sector hospitals, which also had to incur additional pandemic-related costs. However, they recorded a strong recovery in 2021 and 2022, refinanced or reduced debt and improved cash flow, and improved revenue as trading conditions normalised.

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the public and private healthcare sector in South Africa, including hospitals and other medical facilities, medical practitioners, emergency services and pathology services. It includes comprehensive information on the state of the sector, statistics, the performance of notable players, corporate actions and other major developments. There are profiles of 47 companies including hospital groups such as Netcare, Mediclinic, Life Healthcare, Lenmed and RH Bophelo, pathology practices such as Ampath, ambulance services such as ER24 and optometry groups including Torga Optical and Neovision.

Table of Contents

2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points
3.1. Key Trends
3.2. Notable Players
3.3. Corporate Actions
3.4. Regulations
3.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
6.1. COVID-19
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Labour
6.4. Environmental Issues
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.6. Implementation of National Health Insurance
6.7. Input Costs
7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites
Government Hospitals
Private Hospitals
Medical and Dental Practices
Pathology Practices
Ambulance Services
Blood Banks
COMPANY PROFILES - Government & Private Hospitals
Advanced Health Ltd
Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital Ltd
Busamed (Pty) Ltd
CareWell Robertson Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
Clinix Health Group (Pty) Ltd
Cormed Kliniek (Pty) Ltd
Cure Day Hospitals Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Joint Medical Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Lenmed Investments Ltd
Life Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd
M-Care (Pty) Ltd
Mediclinic International PLC
Melomed Hospital Holdings (Pty) Ltd
National Department of Health
National Hospital Network NPC
Netcare Ltd
Nurture Care Group (Pty) Ltd
RH Bophelo Ltd
Spescare (Pty) Ltd
COMPANY PROFILES - Medical & Dental Practices
Kaelo Prime Cure (Pty) Ltd
Medicross Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd
Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd
Novahealth (Pty) Ltd
Benmore Optometrists CC
Dynamic Vision Network (Pty) Ltd
KFML Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Mellins IStyle Optometrists Inc
Moffatt Inc
Neovision Group (Pty) Ltd
Torga Optical (Pty) Ltd
COMPANY PROFILES - Pathology Practices
AC Mauff and Partners
Ampath Trust
Bio Analytical Research Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Dietrich Voigt Mia (Pty) Ltd
Ishara Ramparsad Inc
Medilab Clinical Pathology (Pty) Ltd
National Health Laboratory Service
Pathology Lab One (Pty) Ltd
COMPANY PROFILES - Ambulance Services
Cape Medical Response CC
David's Medical Response CC
ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd
Friedcorp 529 CC
Gardmed Ambulance Service Trust
KwaZulu Private Ambulance CC
Netcare Ltd
Relay EMS (Pty) Ltd
South African National Blood Service NPC
Western Cape Blood Service NPC

Companies Mentioned

  • AC Mauff and Partners
  • Activo Health (Pty) Ltd
  • Activo Healthcare Assets (Pty) Ltd
  • Adapt Office Suites (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced De La Vie Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced De La Vie Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Durvanville Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced East Rand Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced East Rand Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Groenkloof Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Groenkloof Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Harbour Bay Doctors Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Harbour Bay Surgical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Health Brackenfell Surgical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Health Ltd
  • Advanced Knysna Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Knysna Surgical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Panorama Surgical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Panorma Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Soweto Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Vergelegen Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Worcester Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Advanced Worcester Surgical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Africa and Worldwide Medical Assistance Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Africa Healthcare (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrocentric FastPulse Employee Benefit Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • AfroCentric Integrated Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • AHC Emergency Medical Services (Pty) Ltd
  • AHC Training Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital Ltd
  • Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Cape Town Props (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics - George (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics - Nelspruit (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics - Polokwane (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Alberton (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Arcadia (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Bloemfontein (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Milnerton (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Parktown (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Pietermaritzburg (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Port Elizabeth (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Richards Bay (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Soweto (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Clinics Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd
  • Akeso Crescent Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • Ampath Trust
  • B Mc Gillewie (Pty) Ltd
  • Benmore Optometrists CC
  • Bio Analytical Research Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Botle Facilities Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Botshilo Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Busamed (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Medical Response CC
  • CareWell Robertson Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Ceres Hospitaal (Pty) Ltd
  • Chuma Mall (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Agency (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Botshelong-Empilweni Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Health Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Health Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Lesedi Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix Tshepo-Themba Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Clinix-Phalaborwa Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Complete Facilities Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Cormed Kliniek (Pty) Ltd
  • Crimson Clover Trading 10 (Pty) Ltd
  • Cure Day Hospitals Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • David's Medical Response CC
  • Denmar Specialist Psychiatric Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Dietrich Voigt Mia (Pty) Ltd
  • Dosimeter Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Dowpoint (Pty) Ltd
  • Dr GM Pitje Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Dr Phakisa Mokhesi Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Dreamtec Innovations (Pty) Ltd
  • Dynamic Vision Network (Pty) Ltd
  • Eastcape Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • Elsitron (Pty) Ltd
  • Elskapax (Pty) Ltd
  • eMalahleni Day Hospital Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • EMH Oncology (Pty) Ltd
  • EMH Oncology Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Emikapoint (Pty) Ltd
  • ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd
  • Esidimeni Recovery Centre NPC
  • Essential Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Fauchard Tandheelkundige Sentrum (Pty) Ltd
  • Fenetiq (Pty) Ltd
  • Fezinet (Pty) Ltd
  • FirstHelp (Pty) Ltd
  • Flodoc (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Fountain Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Friedcorp 529 CC
  • Gamma Knife South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gardmed Ambulance Service Trust
  • Gatesville Medical Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Glyndoc (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Henley Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Highway Sub Acute (Pty) Ltd
  • Intelimed (Pty) Ltd
  • Intercare Group Hospital Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Ishara Ramparsad Inc
  • Ismatype (Pty) Ltd
  • Ithrive Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Itokolle-Clinix Private Hospital Mafikeng (Pty) Ltd
  • Joint Medical Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Kaelo Prime Cure (Pty) Ltd
  • KFML Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • KwaZulu Private Ambulance CC
  • Ladysmith Hospital Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Ladysmith Hospital Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Langeberg Same Day Surgical Theatre No 3 (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenasia Renal Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health Bokamoso Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health Kathu Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health Kathu Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health La Verna (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health Shifa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Health Zamokuhle (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenmed Investments Ltd
  • Lenmed Management Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Les Marais Dokters Beleggings (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Anncron Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Anncron Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Brackenview (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Brackenview Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Carstenhof Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Carstenview (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Carstenview Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Flora Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Fourways Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Hilton Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Hilton Oncology (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Kingsbury Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Kingsbury Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Life Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Life St Vincent's Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • Life St Vincent's Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Life UK Holdco Ltd
  • Life Vincent Pallotti Docco (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • M-Care (Pty) Ltd
  • Magnacorp 84 (Pty) Ltd
  • Main Street 1756 (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Maputo Private Hospital
  • Masiluleke Medical Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Medgate Day Clinic Doctors Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Bloemfontein Day Clinic Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Cape Gate Day Clinic Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic International PLC
  • Mediclinic Kathu Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Limpopo Day Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Midstream Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Nelspruit Day Clinic Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Renal Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Renal Services Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Vergelegen Day Clinic Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mediclinic Winelands (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Blaauwberg Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Bluff Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Boksburg Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Cape Town Foreshore Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Constantia Park Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Foreshore Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Germiston Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Kalahari Day Theatre Eye and Cataract Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Kimberley Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Kingsway Propco (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Langeberg Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Monte Vista Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Pinetown Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Potchefstroom Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Procare Sub Acute Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Richards Bay Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Silverton Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross The Berg Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Tokai Day Theatre (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Medicross Upington Day Theatre (Pty) Ltd
  • Medilab Clinical Pathology (Pty) Ltd
  • Medstone Day Theatres (Pty) Ltd
  • Megafrack (Pty) Ltd
  • Mellins I Style Optometrists Inc
  • Melomed Hospital Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Melvest Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Mmed Distribution (Pty) Ltd
  • MMG Health East London (Pty) Ltd
  • MMG Health Hilton (Pty) Ltd
  • MMG Health Port Elizabeth (Pty) Ltd
  • MMG Health Umdloti (Pty) Ltd
  • MMG Health Westville (Pty) Ltd
  • Moffatt Inc
  • Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd
  • MPOF General Partner (Pty) Ltd
  • MPOF Hammarsdale (Pty) Ltd
  • My Walk Made With Soul NPC
  • MyLife Healthcare (Pty) Ltd
  • National Department of Health
  • National Health Laboratory Service
  • National Hospital Network NPC
  • Neovision Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Akasia Investments Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare CBMH Cancer Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Ceres Investments Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Diagnostics (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Ferncrest Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Foundation
  • Netcare Garden City Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Greenacres Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Greenacres Investment Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Health Partners for Life Finance Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Hospital Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Innovative Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Jet Air Ambulance (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Lakeview Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Lakeview Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Linksfield Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Loftus Park Hospital Opco (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Ltd
  • Netcare Milpark Cancer Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Milpark Intraop (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Montana Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Moot Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Moot Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare N1 City Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare N17 Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Occupational Health (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Olivedale Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Pinehaven Cancer Centre (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Pinehaven Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Plus (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Plus Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Pretoria East Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare St Annes Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare St Augustines Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Sunninghill Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Sunward Park Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare The Bay Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Umhlanga Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Unitas Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Netcare Vaalpark Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Notamed (Pty) Ltd
  • Novahealth (Pty) Ltd
  • Nurture Care Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Oak Tree Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Pathology Lab One (Pty) Ltd
  • Patient Care and Passionate People Finance Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Pholoso Private Hospitals (Pty) Ltd
  • Pinehaven Hospital Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Pinnacles at Menlyn (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Pretoria North Sameday Surgical Centre Partnership
  • Relay EMS (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Bell Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Bell Pharmacy (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Bophelo Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Bophelo Ltd
  • RH Bophelo Management Company (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Bophelo Operating Company (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Fauchard Day Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Financial Services (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Hospital REIT (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Integral (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Matjhabeng Pharmacy (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Matjhabeng Private Hospital (Pty) Ltd
  • RH Property