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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.

Yvonne Morgan


Yvonne has been Director since 2008 and is responsible for strategic planning, fundraising and overall management of CATHCA. Yvonne is particularly 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.”

Margaret Madisha


Mpontsheng Margaret Madisha, joined CATHCA in 2018 as a Finance Officer and holds a National Diploma: Finance and Accounting  (Public). She is furthering her studies by doing Bcom: Financial Management. Margaret previously worked at the SACBC (Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference) 
“I’m very excited to join CATHCA team.”

Bonginkosi Mthembu

Project Manager

Bonginkosi Mthembu joined CATHCA as a Project Manager in 2016. Joining CATHCA from TAC, where he worked for more than 10 years and held numerous positions 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 an Advanced Project Management Certificate.
“CATHCA is where you will find faith-based healing and spiritual guidance.”

Elsa Chinembiri

Training and Development

Elsa’s experience includes working in the HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and community health sectors, she possesses 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.

Jane Sutherland–Dadds


Jane joined CATHCA in July 2016 as an Administrator and gives support in various ways to the CATHCA team.  Before joining CATHCA, she spent 15 years in the Human Resources field, 9 of them as an HR Manager at Sasol Oil.  

Tinashe Mandikonza

Monitering and Evaluation

Tinashe Mandikonza is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who has been with CATHCA for three years and is experienced in maintaining monitoring systems for CATHCA programmes through the creation of monitoring plans, logframes, theory of change and measuring the impact. Her journey with CATHCA has been a great learning curve for she also gained project management skills and is now an accredited assessor and facilitator. Working in a faith-based organisation has also taught her that being of service to others is the ultimate gift that one can offer especially in helping people in our marginalised community health circles.

Loek Goemans


Loek joined as an Administrator at CATHCA in March 2000. In 2011 she semi-retired and focuses on the CATHCA archives and various projects that are not on other staff members’ schedules. 
Prior to her 15 years at CATHCA, she 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

Pastoral Care

My name is Melese Tumato Shula.  I am a manager for diocesan health and welfare projects at CATHCA. I am a registered member of SAAP (the Southern African Association for Pastoral work). 
I joined CATHCA towards the end of 2015.

Kgomotso Pitso

Admin Assistant

Kgomotso joined CATHCA in 2017 as an Office Administrator Assistant and keeps CATHCA database up to date and provides support for the programmes run by the organisation. 
She has worked at Catholic Relief Services/CRS/SA, and other NGO’s in Gauteng e.g. Community Education Computer Society and she still loves to volunteer in her spare time, especially in the field of computer training.

“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 am grateful about joining CATHCA and the opportunities it provides to the disadvantaged communities.”

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