Our Shared Services Centre provides the following key services:
Contracts and Legal services
Financial management, audits and compliance reporting
Administration, Human Resource management and Payroll
Assistance with proposal writing, applications, strategic co-ordination and access to donor funding
Given our flexible structure, our trusted management and our entrepreneurial approach, WHC harnesses the commercial potential of our scope of work by limiting any unnecessary or bureaucratic burdens. This enables clinical researchers and health academics to undertake ground-breaking projects and establish commercially-viable operations. These include the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, which was first incubated within WHC, and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.
At WHC, we seek to provide a fertile breeding ground for globally-influential initiatives and to establish ourselves as key co-ordinators linking specialist researchers with some of the world’s top donors, sponsors and philanthropists. We also encourage our research entities to grow their sphere of influence and form strategic alignments to expand our services beyond South Africa, to benefit other universities in Africa and to enhance lives around the world through the important work we support.
WHC is a private company owned by the University of the Witwatersrand and, as such, we are a tax-exempt business. Any surplus earnings are reinvested back into WHC or into the University’s operational or academic infrastructures. An excellent track record, transparent audits and industry expertise ensure that we are a sustainable and self-sufficient entity contributing to the University’s ongoing success and its international reputation and brand value.