The Wits Health Consortium (WHC) is a wholly-owned company of the University of the Witwatersrand. We operate a Shared Services Centre (SSC) to support the University – particularly the Faculty of Health Sciences - to conduct research, to focus on related academic objectives and to capitalise on clinical research opportunities. We have numerous research entities that we service, these entities operate in South Africa, across the African continent, in the US and in Europe.
WHC was formed in 1998 and has established itself as an international centre of excellence, supporting academic research and the management of donor funding for research and related activities in the medical and health sciences industry. WHC seeks to achieve a healthy balance between running a tightly-controlled business while still growing and developing an entrepreneurial culture through successful and sustainable operations.
In addition to our SSC, which provides services such as legal oversight, contracts, financial administration, HR consulting, payroll management and research ethics, we also manage the following key subsidiaries:
Speer IT Services and Solutions
Customised software, IT systems and infrastructure, network connectivity and cloud management solutions.
Integrated Health Delivery Network
Self-funding clinical health centres and medical teaching platforms that offer affordable and quality healthcare
Good Clinical Practice courses and training, conducted in line with CPD requirements for the Health Professions Council of SA
Graphic and web design, print and multi-media production and research data collection and design
We aim to foster strategic alliances and be a central point to support and nurture academic and research excellence. This approach enables us to meet current demands while also helping to attract and inspire future academic researchers who have the potential to change the world through their unique skills and specialist areas.