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Press Release 6 of 2022: Thebemed curatorship lifted

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) hereby announces that the curatorship placed on Thebemed Medical Aid Scheme has been uplifted. The Honourable Judge Janse Van Niewenhuizen agreed to lift the curatorship on Thebemed on 27 May 2022, in terms of section 5(9) of the Financial Institutions Protection of Funds Act (28 of 2001) (FIA).

“The application was brought as the Curator successfully restored the reserves of Thebemed to meet the statutory solvency requirements of 25% as provided for in terms of Regulation 29 of the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) (MSA). To strengthen the scheme’s governance, a new Board of Trustees (BoT) has been elected, with the assurance that members and beneficiaries will continue to be serviced and protected,” said Dr Sipho Kabane, Chief Executive and Registrar at CMS.

The upliftment means that in terms of section 5(9) of FIA, Mr Ian Fleming’s role as Curator of Thebemed ceases with effect from 27 May 2022, and the BoT is authorised to take control and management of the affairs of the scheme. The scheme BoT comprises:

1. Mr Motobatsi Stephen Dijo
2. Mr Mashabela Parys Pule
3. Dr Gunvant Goolab
4. Ms Wyna Modisapodi

The High Court in Pretoria previously issued an interim order placing Thebemed Medical Scheme under provisional curatorship on 23 August 2019, and the interim order was made final on 10 September 2019.

The CMS will continue to exercise statutory oversight on the affairs of Thebemed and ensure that members’ interests are protected at all times.

Download the Press Release here.

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