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..

15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference 2014:

The days of business as usual within the private healthcare sector are over. As such, the theme chosen for this year’s conference is:
“Waves of Change. Oceans of Opportunity”.

The 15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference, to be held at the Durban ICC will focus on the tools required to achieve an efficiency-based, patient-centred private health system.

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first International Convention Centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to our shores since its inception.

The BHF Golf Challenge will be held at the world-renowned Durban Country Club on Sunday 24th August. Registration for this event will be opened in April 2014.

Click here to view the Conference Website.

Please take advantage of the early bird discount and register and pay BEFORE 31 May 2014.
Early Bird Rates:
BHF Members: R6 695 (inclusive of VAT)
Non-members: R7 995 (inclusive of VAT)

If you register and pay AFTER 31 May 2014, you will pay:
BHF Members: R7 195 (inclusive of VAT)
Non-members: R8 595 (inclusive of VAT)

The Annual Global Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit is being held for the first time in Africa. Running parallel with the BHF Conference the summit will be hosted by the BHF's Healthcare Forensic Management Unit.

We look forward to hosting you soon!


BHF Seminar on Medical Scheme Compliance and The Impact of POPI

The first in a series of seminars will be held in Johannesburg on the 9th May.
The topics under discussion will be:


This seminar will be presented by health law expert, Esme Prins-van den Berg.

The Protection of Personal Information Act will have a significant impact on medical schemes, administrators and managed care companies. To ensure that your organisation is prepared for the changes that will be required, you are urged to attend this important seminar.

A breakdown in corporate governance has recently led to several schemes incurring fines or being forced into curatorship. To mitigate against these scenarios and ensure that your scheme is compliant with the necessary legislation and codes, this seminar is a must-attend event.

• Cost per BHF member: R195.00 (incl. VAT)
• Cost per BHF non-member: R395.00 (incl. VAT)

Should you be interested in attending this seminar, please complete and submit the attached registration form.

For further information on this event, please contact Laura Beuthin on 011 537-0233 or e-mail laurab@bhfglobal.com.


The BHF Trustee Training Programme 2014

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.

Trustee Training sessions were held in Johannesburg on the 25th of March and in Cape Town on the 27th of March. Both sessions were well attended and we received positive feedback from the delegates. The next Trustee Training programmes will be held in Johannesburg on the 30th of September, and in Cape Town on the 2nd of October.

Click here to view the typical agenda.

Registration Forms:

Click here for the Registration Form.

Customised Training sessions:
We are currently organizing sessions for 2 medical aid schemes.To book a customised training session for your scheme, please contact Laura Beuthin on (011) 537-0233 or e-mail laurab@bhfglobal.com

HFMU Update:

The HFMU is proud to announce that it now has an official tip-off line which can be used to report any unethical behaviour within the healthcare industry.

The telephone number is 080 TIP HFMU or 080 847 4368


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