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Most recent and ongoing projects

The most recent and ongoing projects of the Life Healthcare Foundation include the following:

SANCB Eye Project

In partnership with the South African Council for the Blind, through its Prevention of Blindness Project: 33 195 screenings have been completed; over 8 126 cataract operations have been done; 8 735 spectacles issued and 8 527 other medical conditions detected.

Build a Home

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Life Healthcare staff members built three houses in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

Operation Thembakazi

The Group Foundation in partnership with the Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital has committed to provide free surgery and hospitalisation for one talented athlete per month (provincial or national level) who would not otherwise be able to afford a procedure. Athletes over 16 years from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who have been identified as potential provincial level athletes will also be considered. This project involves a number of other service providers, including physiotherapy, physical rehabilitation and psychology services.

Life Sizanani

This successful employee involvement programme has been in existence for 14 years and has touched the lives of countless disadvantaged children over the years. Each business unit adopts and supports a children’s organisation in a bid to improve their lives. There are 78 projects currently underway with an annual spend of R1.1 million.


In partnership with the College of Medicine SA, 13 doctor sub specialist bursaries were awarded this year. Life Healthcare has committed to spending R13 million over six years (a total of R78 million) to pay for the training of 32 doctor sub specialists.

A donation of college fees, uniforms and books were granted to two orphaned students who were in foster care in missionary schools.

Surgery to indigent patients

93 Cataract surgeries were performed at various Life hospitals during the financial year. To date +- 11 000 free surgeries have been performed.

Mandela Day 2013

670 shoes and raincoats were donated to rural school children via a local radio telethon.

Mobile Libraries

Five mobile libraries have been donated to date to disadvantaged schools.

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