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 […]
July 12, 2019

Health Ombud on the implementation of the National Health Insurance Bill

12 July 2019 The Health Ombud, Prof Malegapuru Makgoba welcomes the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill as this important step is long overdue. ‘The provision of universal […]
June 3, 2019

Health Ombud on Incident of Ms Martha Marais tied to a chair at Mamelodi Day Hospital

The Health Ombud noted with great concern about the public outrage incident of Ms. Martha Marias tied to a chair allegedly by staff at Mamelodi Day Hospital. The Health Ombud […]
August 23, 2018

Statement on the report into allegations of patient mismanagement and patient right’s violations at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychological Rehabilitation Centre, Eastern Cape

23 August 2018 Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Joe Phaahla Director-General of the Department of Health, Ms. Malebona Matsoso Hon MA Dunjwa, Chairperson of […]
August 21, 2018
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Health Ombud releases the report into allegations of patient mismanagement and patient right’s violations at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychological Rehabilitation Centre, Eastern Cape

The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba will brief members of the media about the “Report on an Investigation into Allegations of Patient Mismanagement and Patient Rights Violations at the Tower […]
June 24, 2018
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Health Ombud comments on the NHS vs NHI at the launch of the NHI White Paper

With the release of the White paper for public comments, this provides an opportunity to listen and discuss with each other as South Africans to find the best way/s to […]
June 11, 2018
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Statement on the OHSC Annual Inspection Report for the public-sector health establishments inspected during the 2016/17 Financial Year

10 June 2018 Following the release of the OHSC 2016/17 annual inspection report on 5 June 2018, and the subsequent enquiries following the release of the report, the OHSC promised […]
June 10, 2018

OHSC briefs the media on the findings of its 2016/17 Annual Inspection Report

8 June 2018 The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) presented the findings of its 2016/17 Annual Inspection Report on 05 June 2018 to the Portfolio Committee on Health. The […]
June 7, 2018

OHSC response to the article by the Business Day

6 June 2018 The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) wishes to distance itself from the misleading heading that appeared in the Business Day on the 6th of June 2018, […]
June 7, 2018

Health Ombud on record on his appearance on the Tim Modise Network

7 June 2018 I would like to put on record that there has been an unfortunate and distorted misrepresentation of my assessment as the Health Ombud of the state of […]