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 38 clinics, two hospitals, many old age homes hospices, orphanages 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.


To provide a high-quality affordable health care service to all, including the poorest and most marginalised people in Southern Africa , in the spirit of the humble service of Christ and in co-operation with others.


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.