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.


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 laurab@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.



Bestmed scheme trustees removed

SAPA, 20 November 2014

NINE of Bestmed medical scheme's trustees have been removed from office for alleged lack of fitness and propriety, according to the Council for Medical Schemes. Their immediate removal followed a routine inspection by the council, spokesman Clayton Swart said in a statement.

Department allocates R1m for portraits in Eastern Cape health facilities

SAPA, 20 November 2014

THE cash-strapped Eastern Cape health department has set aside nearly R1-million to have 1 520 framed photographs of Premier Phumulo Masualle and Health MEC Pumza Dyantyi at all its health facilities.

E-cigarettes the enemy of the health system

Amy Green: Mail & Guardian, 21 November 2014

HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants to outlaw e-cigarettes, saying if it were up to him, he would outright ban electronic cigarettes. He said if there is one industry he doesn't sympathise with at all it is the tobacco industry, for the simple reason there is nothing they have contributed to humanity except great damage.

Medical device samples 'failing tests'

Tamar Kahn: Business Day, 20 November 2014

MORE than half the samples of medical devices submitted by companies bidding for state tenders failed to meet the grade, a senior Department of Health official told MPs who are considering new laws to regulate the sector.

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