Catholic Health Care Association
of South Africa
Compassionate health care in the service of Christ.
CATHCA is the Roman Catholic network of Health Care Institutions and Health Care Providers, which exist in all nine Provinces of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland. We operate in clinics, hospitals, old age homes, hospices, orphanages, home based care programmes and many Diocesan and parish projects combating HIV/AIDS. We are an Associate Body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, and are the official voice of Catholic Health Care in South Africa.
CATHCA is managed by a Board of Management, the day to day affairs are run by a National Office team based in Johannesburg . CATHCA is registered as a NonProfit organisation and Public Benefit Organisation. Our VisionOur vision is to enable the provision of accessible high-quality holistic health care services in Southern Africa, especially rural and marginalised communities, in the spirit of service of Christ.
Our mission is to affirm, develop, support and strengthen both individual health care workers and an evolving Catholic health care network, in conjunction with all other health care role-players.
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Our Committed Team
CATHCA is run from our offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
If you would like to contact any of the team, please email us.
Director since 2008, responsible for strategic planning, fundraising and overall management of CATHCA. Interested in governance and organisational planning, monitoring and evaluation for small non-profits. I find working at CATHCA brings me into contact with many wonderful and unsung ‘heros’ and ‘heroines’ in community health, which makes it a very rewarding job.
Mpontsheng Margaret Madisha, joined CATHCA in 2018 as a Finance Officer. Holds National Diploma: Finance and Accounting (Public), and furthering her studies doing Bcom: Financial Management. Previously worked at the SACBC (Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference)
Very excited to join CATHCA team.
Training & Development Officer
Elsa’s experience includes working in the HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and community health sectors, she possess an Honours Degree in Resources Management and is an accredited facilitator who has specialised in extensive community capacity-building activities.
She is furthering her studies in the field of Psychology.
Monitering and Evaluation
Tinashe Mandikonza is a Project Assistant manager who has been with CATHCA for two years and specialised in database administration at tertiary level. Her key expertise in the training unit are developing and maintaining the training databases for each of the trainings currently running, which are Maternal and Child Care, Psycho-social Support for Orphaned and Vulnerable children, HIV/Aids awareness Counselling and Testing, TB Dots Support and leadership trainings. She is responsible for data collation per each training, communicating with projects’ stakeholders and helping them to link with DOH, DOE, SASSA, DSD, social workers and each province’s SAPPs or local municipality leaders so that there is an improved communication network. She makes sure that POEs for each training are compiled and are ready for verification by HWSETA, our training accreditation board. Tinashe also populates the community dialogues prior to implementation and does report writing for all the trainings that will be taking place all year round.
Bonginkosi Mthembu joined CATHCA as a Project Manager in 2016 , in Free State was working as a Provincial Manager for Treatment Action Campaign. He has held different roles in TAC, such as Provincial Prevention and Treatment Literacy Coordinator, Provincial Organizer, Provincial Capacity Building Officer, and the National Skills Development and Capacity Building Officer. He holds a Certificate in Access to Medicine and Intellectual property Rights and also holds Advance Project Management Certificate. He has managed lots of projects in his previous job. He has worked for TAC for over 10 years. “CATHCA is where you will find faith based healing and spiritual guidance.
I began work as Administrator at CATHCA in March 2000. In 2011 I semi-retired and have worked reduced hours working on the CATHCA archives and various projects that are not on other staff members’ schedules. I have enjoyed working at CATHCA and have grown with the organisation. I am about to retire a second time.
Prior to my 15 years at CATHCA I worked in the Archdiocese of Durban as the Justice and Peace coordinator from 1978 to 1993. It was a great privilege to work with Archbishop Hurley, one of the unsung heroes and saints of South Africa.
Melese Tumato Shula
I am originally from the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. I received philosophical and theological formation in Ethiopia, Italy and Peru for the priestly ministry but after a due reflection and discernment I decided to pursue other style of life. I hold Master’s degree from St. Augustine college of South Africa in educational leadership and management. I am a registered member of SAAP (the Southern African Association for Pastoral work). Currently I am a pastoral care officer at CATHCA (Catholic Health care Association) in Johannesburg – South Africa.
I was born in the North West Province – Mafikeng. I moved down to Gauteng in early 1984 to continue my studies.
During 2017 I joined CATHCA as an Office Administrator Assistant. I keep CATHCA database up to date and provide support to the programmes. I am grateful about joining CATHCA and the opportunities it provides to the disadvantaged communities.
1999-2000 I attended school to train as a Professional Secretary at Kelly Greenoaks Secretarial College in Rosebank, I also trained in IT (ICDL SA) Certificate, University of Witwatersrand Certificate in Information Literacy, and 2017 Certificate-Facilitator SAQA accredited.
My experience working in a non-profit environment has taught me how to build strong relationships with all the departments at all organisations I worked for. I have worked for Catholic Relief Services/CRS/SA, and also held previous jobs in several NGO’s in Gauteng e.g. Community Education Computer Society for some years and volunteered my spare time helping disadvantaged communities from informal settlement areas especially women, teaching them End User Computing and office administration basic skills which was given for free by Microsoft SA – Intel She Will Connect. I will be advancing my skills in data management for CATHCA programmes to run smoothly.
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