In 1992 the company employed less than 5 people who led our first hospital Botshelong Empilweni Private Hospital to open its doors to the Vosloorus community in 1994. With over 20 years of providing quality healthcare in the communities we operate in, Clinix Health Group owns and manages seven hospitals and has approximately 2600 individuals that are working in our hospitals on a daily basis.
In reaction to the inequalities in healthcare, members of a discussion group which included Dr G.M. Pitje, a lawyer, Mr R. Maponya, a businessman, and 36 doctors – one of whom was Dr N. Motlana - came together to level the playing fields by forming their own company which would look at establishing a medical scheme and a private clinic, to operate in the disadvantaged black community.
Kwacha, the founding company was established, after which Sizwe Medical fund was launched.
At the time that Sizwe was being set-up, the dream of establishing a corresponding private clinic was also eventually realised in 1985. Discrimination prevailed and blacks were put into private wards to keep them separated from whites – at a greater cost than they could afford. Through hardships, Lesedi in Soweto, was formed. The clinic was built on land which had been earmarked for an abattoir.
To this day, Kwacha is part land shareholder. This marked the turn-around in access to private healthcare. Clinix Health Group was started in 1992. The company opened its first hospital, Clinix Botshelong Empilweni Private Hospital, in April 1994. In 2016, Lesedi Clinic was renamed Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital in honour of an astute contributor to education in Soweto.
To help communities to live longer healthier lives through the provision of quality and affordable healthcare
To provide integrated world-class healthcare systems both internally and externally to the broader ecosystem in order to become a trusted local citizen
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Corporate Social Investment
The Hamlet Foundation
The Hamlet Foundation was founded in 1954 by a group of parents whose children were exempted from normal schooling. It has grown and developed to include a school for 270 intellectually disabled children, a residential centre for 54 intellectually disabled adults and a protective workshop for 200 intellectually disabled adult workers.
Our focus is on the development and empowerment of the individual towards achieving their maximum potential, enabling them to lead as normal a life as possible. A support system is provided to siblings and parents and to the broader community.
Clinix Stix Morewa Soccer Challenge
Clinix Health Group has sponsored the Stix Morewa Soccer Challenge since 2006.
Through this sponsorship, we promote, develop, and govern the game of soccer for the benefit of young players in Soweto and surrounding areas.
South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
The SANDF in partnership with its sponsors of the Goodwill Parcel Project, Clinix Health Group is one of them, sends festive cheers to the deployed soldiers and their families.
As a sponsor, we provide gifts to members of the SANDF who are currently deployed on the continent along the South African borders, while their families receive food hampers. To date, we have made a contribution to the value of R6.9m