Gauteng Health celebrates its dedicated workers in Midrand

Gauteng MEC for Health Bandile Masuku. Photo: Supplied

MIDRAND – Employee Value Proposition (EVP) Programme focuses on improving the morale and health of workers.

The Gauteng Department of Health gathered in Midrand to celebrate hard-working staff members through their Employee Value Proposition (EVP) Programme on 7 July.

The programme focuses on improving the morale and health of workers in various Gauteng healthcare facilities, with the day focusing on awarding healthcare workers who demonstrated excellence and hard work.

Gauteng MEC for Health, Bandile Masuku said, “This event is significant for two reasons; the first being that it coincides with the National Corporate Wellness Week as observed by the National Department of Health and secondly, it takes place during the context of a global pandemic that has not only taken away the lives of many, leaving families without mothers, fathers and children but has also taken a toll on healthcare workers across the world.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world and has forced all of us to take a moment and reflect on the way we do things in our organisations, in the community and in our personal lives.”

Masuku said that since its inception in October last year, the EVP programme has focused on creating environments for employees to thrive, bolstering positive leadership, rewarding excellence, implementing career and succession management and promoting organisational culture change.

The award recipients were:

  • Makibiti Madolo and Mnonelelo Nyanga from Sebokeng Hospital
  • Professor Feroza Motara, Professor Abdullah Laher, Dr Muhammed Moolla, Dr Jana Du Plessis, Johanna Deka and Gladys Bogoshi from Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Pule Tlhaleroe and Simphiwe Nkosi from Kopanong Provincial Hospital
  • Tebogo Hlongwane and Elizabeth Lebese from Jubilee District Hospital.

Masuku concluded, “As we wage the war against Covid-19, may we at the same time fortify the foundation for an improved healthcare system with better outcomes for all. There is no time like the present.”


By: Andrei van Wyk