DPSA Health

DPSA Health

DPSA Health; The DPSA department of health is the South African government department that is responsible for the regulation of the health sector in the country.
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.

Government on health

The National Development Plan 2030, released on 15 August 2012, proposes among others:

  • Broadening coverage of antiretroviral treatment to all HIV-positive people
  • Speeding up training of community specialists  in medicine, surgery including anaesthetics, obstetrics, paediatrics and psychiatry
  • Recruiting, training and deploying between 700 000 and 1.3 million community health workers to implement community-based healthcare
  • Setting minimum qualifications for hospital managers and ensuring that all managers have the necessary qualifications
  • Implementing national health insurance in a phased manner
  • Promoting active lifestyles and balanced diets and controlling alcohol abuse to reduce non-communicable diseases.


Head Office
Civitas Building, Cnr Thabo Sehume and Struben Streets, PRETORIA
Postal address: Private Bag X828, PRETORIA, 0001
Switchboard: 012 395 8000
Minister Office
Cape Town
Postal address: Private Bag X9070, CAPE TOWN, 8000
Tel: 021 466 7260
Fax: 021 465 1575
Postal address: Private Bag X828, PRETORIA, 0001
Tel: 012 395 8086
Fax: 012 395 9165
Office of the Deputy Minister 
Postal address: Private Bag X828, PRETORIA, 0001
Tel: 012 395 9206
Office of the Director-General
Postal address: Private Bag X828, PRETORIA, 0001
Tel: 012 395 9150
E-mail: DG@health.gov.za (appointments)
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