Mbekani Health & Wellbeing (MHW)was founded by Dr Judy Dlamini in 1996 as an occupational health business. As part of Impilo Consortium, it was awarded a 15-year management contract in 2001 to manage Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hosptial ("IALCH") in Cato Manor, Durban. This was one of the first private public partnerships in health. This contract was extended when the 15-year period expired.
MHW owns equity at Impilo Consortium level and is one of the subcontractors in the project, in the following areas:
MHW is one of the three owners of Umongi Facilities Services which provides soft facility management services to the hospital on behalf of Impilo. Umongi subcontracts to several companies, the total staff complement within the subcontracts is close to 800.
As a subcontractor to Impilo and Umongi, Mbekani Medical Devices (Pty) Ltd is a sole provider of all the surgical instruments and is responsible for the sterilisation and repair of all surgical instruments.
MHW is led by Sr Nonhlanhla Mngomezulu who has been with the organisation since inception. Outside the IALCH contract, MHW is one of the three companies that own Umongi Facilities Management Services, a company which has a contract with the Durban Point Waterfront Company.