To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022

Health Minister Phaahla to open the International Conference of African Medical Councils

Pretoria: Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will tomorrow, (Sunday, 02 October) officially open the 24th Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) International Conference under the theme “The Health Workforce of the Future and its Regulation”.

AMCOA is a membership based organisation with over thirty country members from all regions of Africa.

The association primarily exists to support Africa’s medical and health regulatory authorities through scientific, educational, and collaborative activities.

AMCOA strives to promote best practices amongst Africa’s regulatory authorities and to respond to both their current and future needs.

Minister Phaahla will be accompanied by other AMCOA ministers as well as dignitaries from the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event as follows:

Date: Sunday, 02 October 2022

Time: 16h00

Venue: Sun City Convention Centre, Rustenburg – North West Province

For RSVP please contact Mr Tlou Tlhako – 0713827425

For more information and media queries, please contact

Mr Doctor Tshwale
Media Liaison Officer for Health Minister
National Health Department
063 657 8487


Ms Priscilla Sekhonyana
Communications Manager
Health Professions Council of South Africa
082 801 6685