February 22, 2022

OHSC conducts outreach campaigns around Pixley Ka Seme Local Municipality, Mpumalanga

18 February 2022 The Office of the Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) an entity established to ensure both the public and private health establishments comply with the required health standards engages […]
February 22, 2022

What you need to know about the inspection and certification of hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices

5 November 2021 The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) was created by Parliament to protect and promote the health and safety of users of health establishments across the country. […]
September 27, 2021

OHSC embarks on outreach campaigns at Joe Morolong Local Municipality, Northern Cape

22 September 2021 The OHSC embarks on a series of community outreach campaigns at Joe Morolong Local Municipality, Northern Cape. The purpose of the campaigns is to inform members of […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 10, 2020

Circumstances surrounding the care and death of Mr. Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital

10 December 2020 The National Minister of Health, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize lodged a complaint with the Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba to investigate the circumstances surrounding the care and death […]
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), […]
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 […]