Nominate heathcare practitioners making a difference

The HPCSA invite nominations for the Health Awards 2019 in the categories of Presidential Health Merit Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a statutory body, the HPCSA is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA Heath Awards is a new initiative aimed at promoting the tireless work of healthcare professionals […]

New Minister of Health

The HPCSA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as the new Minister of Health.

Register for HPCSA National Conference 2019

The HPCSA invites interested parties to its 1st  National Conference 2019 to be held at Emperors Palace on 18–20 August 2019. The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment, including the shifting global and […]

Call for Abstracts for HPCSA Conference 2019

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is hosting its 1st National Conference from Sunday, 18th August 2019 until Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The Conference seeks to bring together delegates across all health sectors to affirm the HPCSA’s commitment to best practice in health regulation and to engage […]

Continuing Professional Development

Ongoing professional development is not only a key requirement of the HPCSA licensure but also enables practitioners to grow their skills and ability to serve the well-being of patients and their professions.

HPCSA National Conference 2019

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will hold the first-ever HPCSA National Conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperor’s Palace, in Ekhurhuleni, Gauteng. The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters […]

Investigation into contractual relationships

Council has recently received numerous complaints against Preferred Provider Negotiators (PPN) – a service provider for optical benefits for members of different medical schemes. PPN is not a practitioner registered under the Health Professions Act (the Act), but there are allegations of unprofessional conduct by practitioners registered under the Act in their contractual relationships with PPN. […]

HPCSA Annual Fees 2019/20

The HPCSA annual fees for 2019/20 have been published. Practitioners are reminded that annual fee payments are due by 1 April and valid until 31 March of the following year.

New HPCSA Registrar/CEO

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Registrar/CEO Dr Manyangane Raymond Billa, who assumed his position on 01 January 2019.

HPCSA investigating scope of practice transgressions

The HPCSA notes with concern individuals performing healthcare services that fall outside their scope of practice. The Inspectorate Office is investigating various private companies performing home-based polysomnography (PSG) sleep studies and continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) titration studies with the aid of PSG equipment.

Informed consent

As the concept of transparency gains prominence, the process of keeping patients informed becomes more important than ever. HPCSA guides health practitioners through key issues that patients to make better knowledgeable decisions.

World first transplant

Would you rather die of liver failure or live with HIV? This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child’s life. In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world’s first intentional liver […]

HPCSA off-site registration drive 2018

The HPCSA will be hosting a series of off-site registration dates throughout the country – see the list of venues below. to The aim of this initiative is to ensure that practitioners are registered on time to commence with internships, community service or even independent practice. Practitioners will have the opportunity to submit applications to the registration team in their region. 

International recognition for HPCSA president

The HPCSA is proud to announce the election of its president Dr Letlape as Chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities(IAMRA) at the 13th International Conference on Medical Regulation held on 7–9 October 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Final reminder: HPCSA annual fees for 2018/9

Practitioners who have not yet settled their 2018/19 Annual HPCSA fees, are urged to do so before 31 October 2018 to avoid suspension from the register. Practitioners are also urged to use the online renewal and payment portal by following the steps set out below.

Cancellations and no-shows

The nature of certain professions or specialties registered with the HPCSA may make it difficult for practitioners to sustain their practice if patients do not honour their appointments. As a result, some practitioners charge patients for failing to arrive for their appointments. There has been some confusion on the ethical basis of this practice. There […]


Split-billing occurs when a medical supplier provides two accounts for the same service. One is sent to the medical scheme, listing the medical scheme tariff amount, and another to the member or patient. The member will pay the supplier what they think is a co-payment, but the amount paid does not appear on the claim […]

Adhering to Scope of Practice/ Scope of Profession

All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are legally obliged to register to the Council. The twelve (12) Professional Boards are established for the various professions. Registered practitioners must adhere to the regulations that specify the functions of their professions’ scopes of practice. The Council is aware of […]

Dr Letlape elected AMCOA President

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) congratulates its President Dr Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape on his election as the 10th President of the Association of the Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA). Dr Letlape will serve a term of three years until 2021. AMCOA’s primary purpose is to support medical regulatory authorities in the […]

HPCSA’s Health Committee

In terms of the HPCSA’s mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA is responsible for ensuring that healthcare practitioners are fit to practice their profession free from any physical or mental impairment. The Health Committee (HC) of Council is sanctioned in terms of Section 51 of the Health Professions Act, 56 […]