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Sizwe Medical Fund, now amalgamated with Hosmed Medical Scheme, has a rich and interesting history. It’s one we continue to build on as we carry on caring for the health of the nation.

Sizwe’s original aim was to address the disparities that left people of colour in South Africa without proper healthcare. The fund was started in 1978 by a group of mainly black doctors including Dr Nthato Motlana, Dr PB Loots, Dr CPN Mokgesi and Dr A Tlakula, to provide healthcare solutions to these underserviced communities. Prior to starting Sizwe, members of this group started the holding company called Kwacha in the early 1970s, which began donating money to a bursary fund used to educate black medical students.

For more than 28 years, Hosmed has provided structured and sustainable healthcare solutions, living up to its vision of ‘Care for Life’ as an open medical scheme. It has grown nationally, covering a variety of employment groups in both the local government and private sector. Hosmed’s product offering consists of four benefit options, namely Plus, Value, Access and Essential. These products offer real value for money and include a wide range of competitive benefits and contribution options that are easy to understand.

The now Sizwe Hosmed Medical Scheme has subsequently grown to be one of the top ten medical schemes serving all people of South Africa while remaining true to its roots, with a caring approach and a commitment to its communities.

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The Council For Medical Schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes is a statutory body established by the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes. Read More..

The Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa

Serving medical scheme members’ is the motto which guides the manner in which the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa fulfills its function of representative body to the healthcare funding industry.
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