About Us

A long and healthy life for all South Africans.

To improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.


Dr Joe Phaahla


Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo

Deputy Minister

Dr. Sandile Buthelezi

Director General

Important Contacts

    • 0800 012 322

Aids Helpline

    • 0800 567 567

Mental Health Information Line

    • 0800 333 0555

Children’s Cancer Helpline

    • 0800 20 14 144 14

National Health System Ethics Line