Question NW912 to the Minister of Health

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14 October 2019 - NW912

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Health

(1) What are the names of all the approved clinics and/or institutions in the Republic where abortions are legally allowed to take place; (2) Whether his department has a database of the names of trained and certified practitioners and midwifes who meet the approved standards to perform legal abortions in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What steps is he taking to remove all illegal practicing doctors and services that advertise safe and pain-free abortions and that are also selling illegal pills on the street or on the internet with delivery to homes for free?


(1) The names of all the approved clinics/institutions where abortions are legally allowed are attached in Appendix A.

(2) In terms of training the National Department of Health conduct a ten (10) days theoretical training for nurses followed by ten (10) clinical cases practical sessions before they are certified as competent.

Provincial offices contract the General Practitioners (GPs) and private organizations like Marie Stopes to provide Termination of Pregnancy (ToP) services. The National contracting stopped when the CToP Act was amended in 2008.

The focus for training is currently mainly on medical termination.

(3) Efforts to reduce illegal ToP providers. KZN provincial officie, with the previous MEC, embarked on the process of removing the advertisements of illegal abortions on street poles and some of the findings were:

- Adverts are put up by young people who do not even understand what abortion means, mainly boys;

- They were confronted and they could not provide details of the people who gave them the adverts, they just received the money given and started putting up the adverts.

- Most numbers provided, will lead you to different places, sometimes they send you to hotel reception or individuals on the street.

Mobile units are not providing abortions because they do not have backup of MVA equipment in case there is a need for surgical evacuation following the medical abortion.

Provincial Departments have an assessment tool to assess the readiness of facilities both private and public sector to perform abortions.



Name of Facility

Frere Hospital

Tembisa Hospital

Kalafong Hospital

Mankweng Hospital

Klerksdorp-Tshepong Tertiary Hospital

Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

Dr George Mukhari Hospital

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Tygerberg Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital

Mthatha General Hospital

Dora Nginza Hospital

Frontier Hospital

St Elizabeth's Hospital

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

Sebokeng Hospital

Leratong Hospital

Queen Nandi Regional Hospital

Addington Hospital

Prince Mshiyeni Memoral Hospital

Newcastle Hospital

Stanger Hospital

RK Khan Hospital

Edendale Hospital

Ladysmith Hospital

Port Shepstone Hospital

Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

Tshilidzini Hospital

St Rita's Hospital

Philadelphia Hospital

Letaba Hospital

Mokopane Hospital

Ermelo Hospital

Mapulaneng Hospital

Dr Harry Surtie Hospital

Potchefstroom Hospital

Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital

Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

New Somerset Hospital

Paarl Hospital

Worcester Hospital

George Hospital

Butterworth Hospital

Tayler Bequest Hospital (Matatiele)

Bisho Hospital

Empilisweni Hospital

Uitenhage Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Settlers Hospital

Elliot Hospital

Cofimvaba Hospital

Humansdorp Hospital

Andries Vosloo Hospital

Midland Hospital

Cala Hospital

Glen Grey Hospital

Cradock Hospital

Nompumelelo (Peddie) Hospital

Port Alfred Hospital

All Saints Hospital

Bambisana Hospital

Tafalofefe Hospital

SS Gida Hospital

Bedford Hospital

Cloete Joubert (Barkly East) Hospital

Hewu Hospital

Adelaide Hospital

Lady Grey Hospital

Madzikane kaZulu Memorial Hospital

Isilimela Hospital

SAWAS Memorial (Jansenville) Hospital

Elizabeth Ross Hospital

National District Hospital

Katleho Hospital

Fezi Ngumbentombi Hospital

Botshabelo Hospital

Dr JS Moroka Hospital

Tokollo Hospital

Phekolong Hospital

Albert Nzula District Hospital

Thusanong Hospital

Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

Heidelberg Hospital

Carletonville Hospital

Odi Hospital Jubilee Hospital

Kopanong Hospital

Norhtdale Hospital

Benedictine Hospital

Itshelejuba Hospital

Wentworth Hospital

Vryheid Hospital

Manguzi Hospital

Nkonjeni Hospital

Estcourt Hospital

Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital

Rietvlei Hospital

Greytown Hospital

Murchison Hospital

Dundee Hospital

Eshowe Hospital

GJ Crooke's Hospital

Emmaus Hospital

St Andrew's Hospital

Christ the King Hospital

Nkandla Hospital

St Apollinaris Hospital

Montebello Hospital

Untunjambili Hospital

Umphumulo Hospital

Betesda Hospital

Catherine Booth Hospital

Mbongolwane Hospital

Appelsbosch Hospital

KwaMagwaza Hospital

Niemeyer Memorial Hospital

Ekhombe Hospital

Elim Hospital

Seshego Hospital

Donald Fraser Hospital

Ellisras Hospital

Lebowakgomo Hospital

Jane Furse Hospital

Helen Franz Hospital

Zebediela Hospital

Malamulele Hospital

Nkhensani Hospital

Warmbarths Hospital

Botlokwa Hospital

WF Knobel Hospital

Siloam Hospital

Voortrekker Memorial (Potgietersrus) Hospital

Dilokong Hospital

Mecklenburg Hospital

Matlala Hospital

Sekororo Hospital

FH Odendaal (Nylstroom) Hospital

Louis Trichardt Hospital

Dr CN Phatudi Hospital

Kgapane Hospital

Thabazimbi Hospital

George Masebe Hospital

Witpoort Hospital

Embhuleni Hospital

KwaMhlanga Hospital

Evander Hospital

Tintswalo Hospital

Mmametlhake Hospital

Sabie Hospital

Standerton Hospital

Bernice Samuels Hospital

Piet retief Hospital

Barberton Hospital

Carolina Hospital

Amajuba Memorial Hospital

Bethal Hospital

Elsie Ballot Hospital

Tshwaragano Hospital

Postmasburg Hospital

De Aar (Central Karoo) Hospital

Moses Kotane Hospital

Brits Hospital

Nic Bodenstein Hospital

Taung Hospital

Ganyesa Hospital

Koster Hospital

Gelukspan Hospital

Karl Bremer Hospital

Khayelitsha Hospital

Mitchells Plain Hospital

Helderberg Hospital

False Bay Hospital

Westfleur Hospital

Vredenburg Hospital

Hermanus Hospital

Stellenbosch Hospital

Knysna Hospital

Mossel Bay Hospital

Oudtshoorn Hospital

Vredendal Hospital

Eerste Rivier Hospital

Clanwilliam Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Radie Kotz Hospital

Caledon Hospital

Ceres Hospital

Montagu Hospital

Swellendam Hospital

Otto Du Plessis Hospital

Robertson Hospital

Kgotsong (Welkom) Clinic

Dr Moeti Surgery

Klipdrift Health Post

SAMHS 2 Military Hospital

Cape Town Reproductive Health Centre

Harry Comay TB Hospital

Elim Satellite Clinic

Marie Stopes Port Elizabeth Clinic

New Rest Clinic

Civic Centre Clinic (Mthatha)

Lanti Clinic

Philani Clinic (Cradock)

Addo Clinic

Molemo Healthcare Clinic

Karabo Clinic

Bren Health Care Clinic

Marie Stopes Bloemfontein Clinic

Vaal Woman's Choice Clinic (Vereeniging)

Protop Women's Clinic (Vereeniging)

Vaal Woman's Clinic (Evaton)

Phedisong 1 clinic

Marie Stopes Durban Clinic

Marie Stopes Isipingo Clinic

Khululeka Clinic

TSM Health Care Clinic

Nancefield Clinic

Seloane Clinic

Levubu Clinic

Mamotshwa Clinic

Dendron Clinic

Mariveni Clinic

Northam Clinic

Raphahlelo Clinic

Matoks Clinic

Willows Clinic

Buffgelshoek Clinic (Blouberg)

Mashishimale Clinic

Jamela Clinic

Seshego IV Clinic

Motsepe Clinic

Mashamba Clinic

Witfontein Clinic

Mabins Clinic

Mankuwe Clinic

Renee Clinic

Katrina Koikoi Clinic

Makapanstad (Seaparankwe) Clinic

Hartebeesfontein Clinic

Schweizer-Reneke Town Clinic

Preshco Clinic

Mononono Clinic

Site C Youth Clinic

Mediclinic Constantiaberg Hospital

Empiliseni (Worcester) Clinic

De Doorns Clinic

Zolani Clinic

Nkqubela Clinic

Railton Clinic

Bergsig Clinic

Swellendam PHC Clinic

Caledon Clinic

Heidelberg Clinic

Villiersdorp Clinic

Annie Brown Clinic

Montagu Clinic

Wolseley Clinic

Nduli Clinic

Prince Alfred Hamlet Clinic

Tulbagh Clinic

Groendal Clinic

Mediclinic Durbanville Hospital

Touws Rivier Clinic

Happy Valley clinic

Idas Valley Clinic

McGregor Clinic

Suurbraak Clinic

Marie Stopes Cape Town Clinic

Marie Stopes Bellville Clinic

Barrydale Clinic

Great Brak Rivier Clinic

Michael Mapongwana CDC

Lady Michaelis CDC

Kuyasa CDXC

Noulungile CDC

TC Newman CDC

Bishop Lavis CDC

Thebalethu CDC

Town w CDC

Mbekweni CDC

Wellington CDC

Dr Abdurahman CDC

Worcester CDC

Ceres CDC

Cloetesville CDC

Motherwell CHC

Empilweni Gompo CHC

Nontyatyambo CHC

Idutywa Village CHC

Laetitita Ban CHC

Duncan Village CHC

Nqamakwe CHC

Xhora CHC

Soshanguve CHC

Chiawelo CHC

Zola CHC

Lenasia South CHC

Kgabo CHC

Johan Heyns CHC

Pedisong 4 CHC

Laudium CHC

Jabulane Dumane CHC

Hillbrow CHC

Phoenix CHC

Nseleni CHC

Inanda C CHC

Tongaat CHC

Pomeroy CHC

eDumbe CHC

Sundumbili CHC

Dannhauser CHC

Turton CHC

Hlengisizwe CHC

St Chads CHC

Ndwedwe CHC

Rethabile CHC

Makhado CHC

HC Boshoff CHC

Tshilwavhusiku CHC

Tiyani CHC

Mookgophong CHC

Nchabeleng CHC

Ratshaatshaa CHC

Matsulu CHC

Kanyamazane CHC

Nelspruit CHC

Phola-Nzikasi CHC

Naas CHC

M'Africa CHC

Kabokweni CHC

Bhunga CHC

Thulamahashe CHC

Perdekop CHC

Galeshewe Day Hospital

Bafokeng CHC

Letlhabile CHC

Bapong CHC

Mogwase CHC

Mabeskraal CHC

Atamelang CHC

JB Marks CHC

Mamusa CHC

Mitchells Plain CHC

Kraaifontein CHC

Guguleto CHC

Vanguard CHC

Hanover Park CHC

Mediclinic Welkom Hospital

Mediclinic Cape town Hospital

Mediclinic Cape Gate Hospital

Mediclinic Paarl Hospital

Mediclinic Worcester Hospital

Life Kingsbury Hospital

Mediclinic George Hospital

Mediclinic Hermanus Hospital

Life Bay View Private Hospital

Data Source: DHIS DATA (2018 Jan to August 2019) accessed 17 September 2019.


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