Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital
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Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital which admits patients under the Mental Healthcare Act No.17 of 2002, is situated in the surroundings of the Cradle of Humankind just outside Mogale City central business district.

The original farm where the hospital is situated was called "Paardeplaats". The name was changed to "Sterkfontein" commemorating paleontological findings of Dr Robert Broom at the Sterkfontein World heritage site.

The 74 year old hospital which was built by Italian war prisoners first opened its doors to patients in 1943.

The hospital services a population of approximately 7,1 million people from the south-western parts of Gauteng.

Sterkfontein hospital also serves as a referral centre for the majority of central, regional and district hospitals in Southern Gauteng and parts of the North-West province.

Patients referred for care, treatment and rehabilitation to this hospital firstly undergo psychiatric assessment of 72 hours at the general hospital before being admitted.

It is also a training centre and has links with the following educational institutions: Wits University, University of Johannesburg, North West University, University of Pretoria, Ann Latsky and Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing Colleges.

The hospital functions as a tertiary level inpatient care, which also provide forensic services for observation and state patients.

The hospital has 820 approved beds and 613 of them are currently in use.

    Hospital Executives

​​Chief Executive Officer​​​​Nursing Manager​Clinical Manager
Mr. Jimmy M. Mapunya CEO - Copy.jpgMs. Mina M. Sono NM - Copy.jpgDr. Mzamo Jakavula CM - Copy.jpg
Mr. Jimmy M. Mapunya

Tel No: +27 (0) 11 951 8257

Fax No: +27 (0) 11 956 6907


Ms. Mina M. Sono

Tel No: +27 (0) 11 951 8202 / 8263


Dr. Mzamo Jakavula

Tel No: +27 (0) 11 951 8355


   Clinical Departments:

  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy 
  • Social Work
  • Psychology​
  • Dietetics
  • Electro-encephalography (EEG)




No: 1 Sterkfontein Road


SwitchBoard: +27 (0) 11 951 8000

Fax No: +27 (0) 11 951 8209