Register now for BHF & Wits Business School Trustee Development Programme

With governance being key in solving some of the challenges that our country is facing at
the moment, it is imperative to keep abreast of governance trends and skills required of the
Board of Director. Medical scheme stakeholders are urged to register for the NQF level 07
accredited Trustee Development Programme presented by the Board of Healthcare Funders
of Southern Africa in partnership with the Wits Business School.

Interested trustee and professionals have less than 40 days before the start of the NQF level
07 accredited BHF & Wits Business School Trustee Development Programme which is open
to all in the SADC region. A graduation ceremony will be held at the 20 th Annual BHF
Southern African Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape
Town on the 22 nd July 2019.

BHF Head: Stakeholder Relations & Communications, Zola Mtshiya said the programme
was aimed at medical scheme trustees, professionals working in the healthcare environment
and principal officers of medical schemes who wanted to upskill themselves.
“This is an exciting opportunity for professional to raise their knowledge of governing medical
schemes to another level,” said Mtshiya.

Mtshiya said the course was designed to equip students with tools and strategies on how to
improve the health status of medical scheme members; the roles and responsibilities of
trustees; ethical leadership; environment of business landscape; the law relating to medical
schemes; history of medical schemes; fraud, waste & abuse; health finance; health
governance; principles and practice of governance: King IV practices.

The programme has two intakes per year in March and in September. The March four-day
programme takes place on the following dates: 18th to 19th March 2019, 20th and 22nd
March 2019 with exams taking place on 25 March 2019 with an option to travel back to
South Africa and write on 08 April 2019.
The September 2019 intake will take place on the 16th to 19th September 2019, with exams
taking take place on 23 September 2019 with an option to travel back to South Africa and
write on 14 October 2019.

“In an ever-changing environment, trustees are increasingly required to demonstrate how
they govern medical schemes and keep their defined knowledge up to date,” said Mtshiya

The programme will be held at Wits Business School, Parktown, Johannesburg. BHF is
offering one complimentary registration to member scheme trustee, additional members seeking to register, may do so at a cost of R15 500 (including VAT). Non-BHF members pay
R26 000 (including VAT).

To register for the March intake visit:

For more information and interviews contact:
Nhlanhla Kubeka
frayintermedia: Account manager
Tel: +27 11 888 0140
Cell: +27 79 847 8975

Zola Mtshiya
Board of healthcare funders of Southern Africa: Head: Stakeholder Relations
Tel: +27 11 537 0236