Protecting the public and
guiding the professions


The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.



Governance The HPCSA is committed to and fully endorses the principles of the code of corporate governance as set out in the King Report on Corporate Governance (King II). Council will continue its commitment in pursuance of high standards of corporate governance and global best practice as recommended by the subsequent and third Report (King III). HPCSA welcomes King III and is taking steps to ensure that it will become compliant with the obligations placed on the organisation as a consequence thereof, most especially in terms of Green IT principles and value delivery. The HPCSA subscribes to a governance system whereby in particular, ethics and integrity set the standards for compliance, and constantly reviews and adapts its structures and processes to facilitate effective leadership and sustainability.

Council recognises its responsibility to conduct its affairs with prudence, transparency, accountability, fairness and social responsibility, thereby safeguarding the interests of all its stakeholders. We believe through our endorsement of the Code of Corporate Governance, and the confidence of the public and the profession in our system of regulation, we can continue to effectively deliver on our mandate.