Dr Shabir Moosa, MMed, MBA, PhD

Apply to do Research in Jhb

Do you want to do research in the facilities of the Johannesburg Health District?

Please start by filling an application on the National Health Research Database (NHRD). Look at NHRD Access steps if you have security issues. See the Researcher Manual (PHRC 2017) to guide you as well.

The application can be deemed incomplete (see below) especially if ethics approval is not provided. We try to help you to apply to Jhb DRC concurrently with your ethics application. You may be forced to upload ethics before completing the NHRD form. Add 1234567 as your ethics number and upload a letter indicating that you will be applying for ethics or upload the ethics application acknowledgment email. This will allow your application to be concluded on NHRD. NOTE: Please ensure your ethics certificate must be from a NHREC-accredited ethics committee. See List of RECs registered with NHREC 2018-03-16. If you want to apply at Wits check out Wits Research Ethics Committee here  for requirements/process.

Please make sure you select the exact clinics/CHCs in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and NOT just Johannesburg Health District (unless you want to gather data at the District Office). We DO NOT review applications for any hospitals except South Rand, Bheki Mlangeni, and Edenvale Hospitals. Ensure that you upload the full protocol (with tools), ethics approval, and SAHPRA approval (if they are available). Please ensure a clear summary is provided for a reviewer to understand your study under “Aims/objectives”. Please be very clear about how you will actually recruit your participants in our facilities under “Sampling”. Be very clear about the burden your research will place on facilities under the headings

  1. The additional load on district staff
  2. Use of facilities resources
  3. Impact on Patients
  4. Other

Please keep the email you receive from NHRD (with the NHRD reference number) safely.

Your application and related documents will be picked up from NHRD by the Jhb DRC Research Administrator as she checks daily. Members of the Jhb DRC will review applications within two weeks of application as a rule and provide an answer. If you don’t have ethics approval yet the Research Administrator will inform you of provisional approval. Only when we receive your ethics certificate (not “Conditional Approval”) will we send you an official approval letter. The official approval letter will be signed by the Chief Director, Johannesburg Health District, and/or the Executive Director, Health Department, City of Johannesburg. You should usually get a response within one week of reviewer approval and/or presenting your ethics approval. We urge you to upload your ethics certificate to the NHRD afterward.

If you are following up then please quote your NHRD reference number! You can email, call, or visit Busi Sikhosana at the Jhb DRC Office at or (+27) 011 694 3909, Hillbrow CHC Administration Building, Klein Street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg to follow up. See more about the District Research Committee of Johannesburg Health District. If you have an NHRD query or need to edit your NHRD application please contact Mpho Lethata of Gauteng Province at / or Dr. Lesibana Malinga of NDOH at

If you want to apply in other facilities or districts in Gauteng see below

Name of contact person Contact details
Dr Ikalafeng Cell: 0824619354


Sellinah Dumela 0828294080


Cell: 0828294080


Ms Tsholofelo Adelekan Cell: 0722304542

Mr. Mpho Lethata  

Email: /

Ms. Chuchi  Makhubele Cell: 078 802 0670




Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Prof Yasmien Jeenah Cell: 0827846820


Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital Prof Thifelimbilu Luvhengo Cell: 083 9952552

Steve Biko Academic Hospitals Dr Joseph Mangwane Cell: 0828310898

Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital Dr Christene Holm Cell: 076227051



Helen Joseph Hospital Dr Mukanzi Murumisi
Kalafong Dr Sello Matjila
Tembisa Dr Lekopane Mogaladi


Leratong Dr. Moloi Cell: 081 044 6023


Edenvale Dr. Zitha Cell: 082 749 3123


Mamelodi Dr  Soe Cell: 0182 573 7113/ 012 841 8306


Far East Rand Dr. Mathaba Cell: 079 521 6621


Raheema Moosa Prof Coovadia Cell: 082 927 9097


Tambo Memorial Dr. Ndabula Cell: 082 376 9564


Thelle Mogoerane Dr. Malaka Cell: 083 300 4112


Pholosong Dr. Makgana Cell: 060 712 8912


Dr. Ngwenya Cell: 083 892 9818


Sebokeng Ms Madolo Cell: 079 498 0044



Tshwane Dr Mpho Moshime /

Dr Manei Letebele




Cell: 0769433048


Mr Troy Mashabela Tel: 012 451 9036/9000


Johannesburg Professor Shabir Moosa Cell: 0824466825


Busisiwe Sikhosana Tel: 011 694 3909 / 0769122458


Ekurhuleni Dr Ronel Kelleman Cell: 0849746051


Ms Mpho Manamela Tel: 067 159 9662 / 068 174 9462 /

011 878 8617


Sedibeng Professor Olufemi Omole Cell: 0764721289


Mpho Ngubane Tel:


West Rand Dr Wenegieme Tel: 0783993190


Nonkululeko Ngwenya Email: 0810140413

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