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.



The HPCSA is committed to and fully endorses the principles of the Code of Corporate Governance as set out in the King IV Report on Corporate Governance.

The HPCSA welcomes King IV and will ensure that it complies with the obligations placed on the organisation in accordance with the principles set therein.  The HPCSA subscribes to a governance system where ethics and integrity set the standards for compliance, constantly reviews and adapts its structures and processes to facilitate effective leadership and sustainability.

The HPCSA recognises its responsibility to conduct its affairs with prudence, transparency, accountability, fairness and in a socially responsible manner, thereby safeguarding the interests of all its stakeholders. We believe that through our endorsement of the Code of Corporate Governance and the confidence that the public and the professions have in our system of regulation, we can continue to effectively deliver on our mandate.