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Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC“) is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with
a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting
these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
WHC was formed in March 1998 to harness and stimulate the commercial potential within Faculty, and in particular to capitalise on clinical research. The flexible manner in which WHC is structured encourages
academics to operate their entities along entrepreneurial lines with strong investigator ownership. WHC balances reducing unnecessary bureaucratic control whilst still ensuring that activities are conducted
in a formalised, controlled and well managed environment. WHC has also been the fertile breeding ground for many initiatives, the most notable being the formation of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre
which was incubated within WHC and eventually established in its own entity.
As mentioned, WHC is a wholly owned Company of the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), established under its Faculty of Health Sciences. Whilst WHC is a private company, it has been
granted exemption from income taxation under Section 10(1)(cA)(ii) of the South African income taxation Act, this as its activities are ancillary and complimentary to those of its sole shareholder the
University, which is also an income tax exempt entity. All surpluses are reinvested in either WHC's or the University's operational and academic infrastructures.
As WHC is expected to be self sufficient it ensures that syndicates do not incur losses and is managed to generate surplus for the CORE operation which is either used to improve services, or paid to Faculty
to invest in the academic infrastructure within which WHC operates.
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