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​​​​Forensic Pathology Services – Gauteng Province

The Forensic Pathology Service undertook infrastructural upgrading projects at seven of the province's 11 forensic mortuaries. This not only improved the working environment but also ensured compliance with occupational health and safety requirements.

Working with the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Department of Infrastructure Development, the department finalised projects briefs related to the building of three new forensic mortuaries in Johannesburg, Daveyton and Bronkhorstspruit. Stakeholder meetings were held at regional level with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Hospitals and undertakers to address operational challenges.

During the 2012 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women and Children the department opened a dedicated clinic for survivors of violence at the main PHC facility in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni. Permission has been granted to establish three similar structures for the treatment of survivors of violence in Sedibeng, Johannesburg and West Rand District.

In an effort to strengthen clinical forensic services a meeting was held with the Nursing Council and national DoH about the recognition of a specialty in forensic nursing. Subsequently, Gauteng province hosted a Forensic Nurses Forum with a view to launching the Forensic Nurses Association. Strategies to address areas of under-performance.

The budget does not fully support the approved staff establishment for clinical forensic services and the resulting vacancies mean that the required 24-hour service is not always available. This will be discussed with senior management. Gauteng has the highest number of unnatural deaths in South Africa.

The department has prioritised implementation of the National Strategic Framework for Prevention of Non-natural Deaths. It remains the only province reporting on preventive activities in this regard. Implementation of the strategy demands a multi-sectoral approach and the department has secured the collaboration of the departments of Community Safety, Social Development, Education, Local Government and SAPS, as well as certain community structures. 

List of Mortuaries

FacilityManagerAddressTel & Fax No.MobileEmail Address
Bronkhorstspruit

Mr. Fouche

(Acting)

29 Villar Demar

Bronkhorspruit (Admin)

47 Kruger Street

Bronkhorstspruit(Mortuary

 082 459 4659fpsbrk@gauteng.gov.za
DiepkloofMs. L Malatse

2 Collinder Road

Berthsam

011 983 1900/1/6/4

011 988 1338(f)

082 306 2988Lindiwe.Malatse@gauteng.gov.za
GermistonMr. D Mkhabela

10 Long Street

Germiston

011 255 4911/02

011 255 4907(f)

082 306 2963Director.Mkhabela@gauteng.gov.za
Heidelberg

Mr. Gunter

(Acting)

55 Schoeman Street

Heidelberg, 1438

016 341 9960

016 341 9970(f)

082 306 3013Frederick.Gunter@gauteng.gov.za
JohannesburgMs. I  Botes

25A Hospital Street

Johannesburg

011 489 1626

011 489 1651

011 489 1620(f)

086 656 8413(f)

082 306 3016ina.botes@gauteng.gov.za
PretoriaMr. A Sekhaolelo10 Dr Savage Rd Riveira, Pretoria

012 323 5298

012 323 0921(f)

 

082 306 3005Andries.Sekhaolelo@gauteng.gov.za
Ga-rankuwaMr. L MahlanguGarankuwa FPS (SAPS Premises) Pretoria

012 521 4119

012 560 0161(f)

012 700 9266

012 700 9266/41(f)

082 306 3029Menzelwa.Mahlangu@gauteng.gov.za
RoodepoortMr. A Stander

4 Raath Street

Horizon View

011 279 7515/19

011 279 7510(f)

082 306 3019Andre.Stander@gauteng.gov.za
SebokengMr. P Denner

P88 Moshoeshoe Street

Sebokeng

016 988 9720/1/2/3

016 988 0274(f)

082 306 3010Pieter.Denner@gauteng.gov.za
SpringsMr. G Mashego

1 Geduld Avenue

Springs

011 811 9652

011 811 9650(fax)

082 306 3027Godfrey.Mashigo@gauteng.gov.za