Mbekani Health and Wellbeing (Pty) Ltd.

Mbekani Health & Wellbeing was founded by Dr Judy Dlamini in 1996. 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.

Mbekani owns 7% equity at Impilo Consortium level and is one of the subcontractors in the project, in the following areas:

  • Mbekani owns 20% 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 has a 15-year contract to procure all the surgical instruments and is responsible for the sterilisation and repair of all surgical instruments.

Mbekani employs a staff of more than 50 in Durban and Johannesburg. Ninety five percent of Mbekani staff is black women.

Outside the IALCH contract, Mbekani owns 15% of Umongi Facilities Management Services, a company which has a contract with the Durban Point Waterfront Company.