HPCSA scam alert

The HPCSA would like to make practitioners aware of an alleged “Hawks investigator” targeting foreign-registered practitioners by claiming that they are being investigated. Part of the scam involves using fake correspondence on HPCSA stationary claiming that the recipient is under investigation. The criminals then demand money from the victim to avoid arrest.

Council is currently collating all the information and will report the matter to the South African Police Service (SAPS). Practitioners who have fallen victim to this alleged Hawks’ investigator are urged to report the matter to SAPS and verify any letters that have been received from the HPCSA Inspectorate Office.

The Inspectorate Office

Falling under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the primary role of the Inspectorate Office is ensuring that registered healthcare practitioners comply with the provisions of the Act, as well as all rules and regulations governing the practitioners.

The office has 11 inspectors including the Head of the Division and four regional offices in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and East London:

  • Gauteng
    • Senior Manager: Mr Eric Mphaphuli Cell: 0609972857
    • Secretary: Mr Vincent Skosana Tel: 012 338 3984
    • Inspector: Mr Masilo Twala Cell: 064 759 8750
    • Inspector: Mrs Tanya Lindeque Cell: 076 820 2830
  • KwaZulu Natal
    • Inspector: Mrs M Julius Cell: 063 694 1092
    • Administrator: Ms Busisiwe Nguse Tel: 031 830 5293/94
  • Eastern Cape
    • Inspector: Ms M Mamabolo Cell: 063 685 4726
    • Administrator: Mrs Hayley Smith Tel: 043 783 9734
  • Western Cape
    • Inspector: Mr N Vilakazi
    • Administrator: Mr A Botile Tel: 021 830 5921 Cell: 076 8220583
  • Mpumalanga
    • Deputy Inspector: Ms Keabetswe Mokwena Tel: 012 338 3914 Cell: 072 523 1774
  • Limpopo
    • Deputy Inspector: Ms Mphai Mashala Tel: 012 338 3978 Cell: 076 631 5074
  • Free State
    • Deputy Inspector: Ms Onicca Kekana Tel: 012 338 3976 Cell: 081 243 9524
  • Northern Cape
    • Deputy Inspector: Ms Nomathemba Kraai Tel: 012 338 3968 Cell: 076 396 1408
  • North West
    • Deputy Inspector: Mr Joseph Rafedile Tel: 012 338 3994 Cell: 066 268 3699

Last Updated on 28 May 2021 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs