July 16, 2021

OHSC statement on disruption of health services by violence and looting

The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) is deeply concerned that essential healthcare services have been badly affected by the ongoing violence and destruction of property, particularly in the provinces […]
April 8, 2021

OHO and the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman sign twinning agreement

6 April 2021 In March 2021 a twinning agreement between the Office of the Health Ombud (OHO) and the Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) in the United Kingdom was signed […]
March 31, 2021

OHSC webinars with the General Practitioners and emergency medical services

29 March 2021 The OHSC as the regulator in health commenced webinars with i) the private General Practitioners; and ii) the public and private emergency medical services to discuss the […]
January 28, 2021

Health Ombud statement on the report into circumstances surrounding the care and death of Mr. Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital

27 January 2021 “There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men, it is quite as difficult to record an observation in […]
January 25, 2021

Media Briefing on the Report into Circumstances surrounding the care and death of Mr. Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital

25 January 2021 The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba on 27 January 2021 hosts a virtual media briefing to release the findings of the investigations into the circumstances surrounding the […]
October 7, 2020

Stakeholder Alert – Beware of fake OHSC emails forwarded to Stakeholders

7 October 2020 It has come to the attention of the OHSC that there is an individual constantly forwarding emails to various organisations using fake OHSC email signatures. The Office […]
July 7, 2020

Appointment of Health Ombud to the Data and Safety Monitoring Board

6 July 2020 The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba is ‘honoured and inspired’ to be invited by the United States of America Government to serve on the 12-Member expert panel […]
June 2, 2020
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OHSC Board calls on health establishments to maintain quality and safe health services particularly during the period of combating COVID-19

2 June 2020 South Africa and many countries have taken a wide range of steps to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In our country, led by the […]
May 14, 2020
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OHSC is saddened by the passing of the CMS Chairperson, Dr Mini

14 May 2020 The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) learnt with great shock and deeply saddened by the passing of the Chairperson of the Council of Medical Schemes (CMS), […]
May 12, 2020
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OHSC pays tribute to all nurses

The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) pays a special tribute to all nurses during the International Nurses Day. This day comes at a time when the country and the […]
March 28, 2020

OHSC statement on COVID-19

28 March 2020 The last few weeks have been unparalleled with a worldwide public health emergency due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) affecting people in South Africa and […]
February 5, 2020

OHSC embarks on outreach in Lephalale Local Municipality, Limpopo

8 February 2020 The OHSC together with the Office of Military Ombud (OMO) and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) embark on a series of community outreach events in […]