BHF is the representative organisation for the majority of medical schemes throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana as well as Lesotho. As the industry representative body, the organisation relies on the membership of all medical schemes to ensure that it is able to lobby government and other organisations effectively and to influence policy where necessary on behalf of the entire industry. Read more..


We are delighted to announce the dates for the 16th Annual BHF Southern African Conference. The event will be held from the 26th to the 29th of July 2015 at the CTICC in Cape Town.



Click here to view Volume 14 of the BHF Bytes.



Medshield Medical Scheme is looking to employ a Principal Officer who will be reporting to the Board of Trustees (BOT). This position provides the strategic direction for the Scheme to achieve the mandate of the Scheme, detailing the short, medium and long-term strategies as approved by the BOT. The Principal Officer shall ensure the decisions and instructions of the BOT are executed without unnecessary delay.

To view an advert please go to Medshield Medical Scheme www.medshield.co.za and click HR, then Careers.


BHF Website

Our website is being renovated in preparation of moving to our new site. In the interim should you require a document that is not on our current site please contact heidik@bhfglobal.com

We look forward to welcoming you to the BHF's new site.

BHF Trustee Training: 2015:

This focused, comprehensive, one-day course provides in-depth information on the key areas relating to good governance of medical schemes. Highly relevant to trustees and those working within the private funding sector.

The topics are presented by industry experts and all delegates receive a CD with resource manual containing relevant information as well as a bound copy of the Medical Schemes Act and Regulations.

We will be posting the dates of the 2015 Training sessions soon

Please contact heidik@bhfglobal.com for information regarding future Trustee Training sessions, as well as customized sessions.


2013 BHF Annual Report

The 2013 BHF Annual Report was presented at the AGM held at the Durban International Conference Centre on the 26th of August 2014. Click here to view the Annual Report.



Green light for Alpha Pharm merger

Fin24, 9 December 2014

THE Competition Commission has approved the merger of the Alpha Pharm group of regional pharmaceutical distributors into a single national company, Alpha Pharm.

Competition Commission Health Inquiry

The BHF has tendered a comprehensive submission to the Competition Commission Inquiry, detailing the many areas within the healthcare system which stifle access and efficiency within the system.

SA healthcare workers to join Ebola fight

Tamar Kahn: Business Day, 9 December 2014

SOUTH African doctors and nurses are being recruited to work in Sierra Leone as part of the government's response to the Ebola outbreak there, according to the non-profit organisation Right to Care.

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