Dr Shabir Moosa, MMed, MBA, PhD

About Jhb DRC

Introduction to the Johannesburg (Jhb) Health District (JHD) Research Committee.

The functions of the Jhb District Research Committee (Jhb DRC) are:

  • To coordinate and manage research processes within the district
  • To review research proposals
  • To support the development and appropriate use of the NHRD as a research coordination tool
  • To mobilise resources for research
  • To promote the use of health research outcomes.

The members of the Jhb DRC are:

  • Prof Shabir Moosa, Family Physician, PhD (Chair)
  • Dr Jimmy Akii, Family Physician
  • Prof Yusuf Moosa, Community Psychiatrist
  • Dr Baski Desai, Public Health Specialist
  • Dr Maggie Petkova, Family Physician
  • Mr Joe Shikwambane, Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Ms Bertha Malelekoa,  AD Geriatric/Eye Care
  • Mr Bheki Sibeko, Senior Manager
  • Dr. Joel Francis, Epidemiologist
  • Dr. Michelle Torlutter, Family Physician
  • Dr. Atiya Mosa, Public Medciine Specialist
  • Mrs. Brenda Skosana, Nursing Manager with MPH

The Jhb DRC Secretary is Ms. Busi Sikhosana. Contact her at or (+27) 011 694 3909

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