Catholic Health Care Association
of South Africa
The Catholic Health Care Association (CATHCA) – “Compassionate health care in the service of Christ.”
CATHCA is the Catholic Church’s associate body for health in Botswana, eSwatini and South Africa. It is an affiliate of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference. CATHCA has more than two hundred organisations as members. Currently, members are mainly community-based organizations working on issues related to HIV, tuberculosis and primary health care but also include health clinics and hospices run by religious sisters and a hospital in eSwatini. CATHCA is inspired by Mathew 25: 35-40 and particularly verse 36 “…I was sick and you took care of me.” CATHCA is committed to serving the poor and the marginalised. It perseveres in providing compassionate health care in the spirit and service of Christ, even in the face of challenges and obstacles.
CATHCA envisions a world in which even the poorest individual has access to good quality and compassionate health care.
CATHCA exists to support and strengthen an evolving health care network of members serving the poor and marginalised, in collaboration with others.
CATHCA is managed by a Board of Management while the day to day affairs are run by a National Office team based in Johannesburg. It is registered as a Non-Profit organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development and as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the SA Revenue Services (SARS). It has a Level 1 B-BBEE rating and can offer local tax payers a tax benefit for donations.
Cathca in Action
Here are a few photos of us at various training events we have held
Check out some of the amazing organisations we work with.
“Let us provide a space for ex street dwelling drug addicts to return to full life.”
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM
Napier Centre 4 healing
Our Committed Team
CATHCA is run from our offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
If you would like to contact any of the team, please email us.
Thomas Joseph started as the new Director of CATHCA in January 2019. He worked for over thirty years with non-profit organizations at local, national and international levels in the field of social and economic rights. He has served as Country Director in South Africa and Lesotho with CARE USA and in Kenya and Ethiopia with ActionAid International. Thomas has also served as International Director, Organizational Effectiveness with ActionAid. More recently, he worked for the World Health Organization’s Global TB Programme, Geneva, Switzerland, as its Team Leader for Community Engagement.
Thomas has an MBA from India and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oxford. He completed PhD level coursework in public policy from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He says, “The work of community-based health care providers is vital and needs to be better recognized and supported. I believe CATHCA can play an important role through capacity building, networking and advocacy.”
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Tinashe Mandikonza is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who has been with CATHCA for three years and is experienced in maintaining monitoring systems for CATHCA programmes through the creation of monitoring plans, logframes, theory of change and measuring the impact. Her journey with CATHCA has been a great learning curve for she also gained project management skills and is now an accredited assessor and facilitator. Working in a faith-based organisation has also taught her that being of service to others is the ultimate gift that one can offer especially in helping people in our marginalised community health circles.
“It is a pleasure to join the organization as an Intern, as an I.T Graduate I’m glad to gain more knowledge and build myself with the diverse team at CATCHA. ”
Melese Tumato Shula
Pastoral Care Officer
She has worked at Catholic Relief Services/CRS/SA, and other NGO’s in Gauteng e.g. Community Education Computer Society and she still loves to volunteer in her spare time, especially in the field of computer training.
“My experience working in a non-profit environment has taught me how to build strong relationships with all the departments at all organisations I worked for. I am grateful about joining CATHCA and the opportunities it provides to the disadvantaged communities.”
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B-BEE Status: Level 1
NPO no. 006-174
PBO no. 9718/679/1416