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  • MEC for Health of the Free State Province

    ​​Dr Benjamin Malakoane is a medical professional and currently serves as the MEC for Health of the Free State Province. He holds an MBChB from the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) and...

  • Chief Director for Care and Support at Department of Basic Education

    ​Dr Faith Kumalo joined the Department of Basic Education in 2008. She is the Chief Director for Care and Support in Schools where she oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of Ca...

  • WHO Regional Director for Africa
    Dr Matshidiso Rebecca
    Chief of Health and Nutrition at the United Nations Children‟s Fund (UNICEF) in South Africa

    ​​Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj is the Chief of Health and Nutrition at the United Nations Children‟s Fund (UNICEF) in South Africa, where she is responsible for leading and providing high-level technical e...

  • Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Trust

    ​Dr Themba Moeti is the current Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Trust.  He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of the Witwatersrand Centre for Rural Health, ...

  • Deputy Director-General at the South African National Department of Health

    ​Dr Yogan Pillay is the Deputy Director-General at the South African National Department of Health and is responsible for the following health programmes: HIV & AIDS, TB and Maternal, Chil...

  • xecutive Director of SECTION27

    ​Mr Mark Heywood is the Executive Director of SECTION27, a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. The organisatio...

  • ​​Mr Rangarirai Machemedze coordinates the Trade and Health Programme at the Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), which is a cluster lead organisat...

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Phambili-Dismed Group


    Mr Shadrack Shuping is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Phambili-Dismed Group. He currently serves at the Chairperson of the Health Systems Trust Board of Trustees.  He is a pharm...

  • Outcome Facilitator in the Presidency in the Republic of South Africa,

    ​Mr Thulani Masilela is an Outcome Facilitator in the Presidency in the Republic of South Africa, responsible for facilitating Outcome 2: A Long and Healthy Life for all South Africans. As a q...

  • Deputy Director General Primary Health Care at the National Department of Health (NDoH)

    ​​Ms Jeanette Hunter is the Deputy Director General Primary Health Care at the National Department of Health (NDoH) of South Africa and has worked in senior management...

  • Acting General Secretary of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)

    ​Ms Madithapo Masemola is the Acting General Secretary of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), the largest nurses trade union in the country with over 84 000 members. In o...

  • Managing Director at Pharma-Ethics

    ​Marzelle Haskins graduated from University of Pretoria in 1996 with an LLB degree and is the managing director at Pharma-Ethics.  Previously, she was employed by Clindepharm International as...

  • MEC for Health of Gauteng Province

    ​Ms Qedani Mahlangu is the MEC for Health of Gauteng Province. She holds a teaching qualification and an Advanced Diploma in Economics from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a Postgraduate...

  • ad of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

    ​Professor Laetitia Rispel is Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research expertise is broadly in public health, a...

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