Nursing Graduation

The start of 2016 brought new challenges to the Nursing School and SJH is currently facilitating a Child Health Skills Programme in Collaboration with Robin Trust.
Seventeen learners started on 1st October with 14 completing the programme. The next course started on November 1st.






The last class of ENA’s 2015 who graduated in October 2016. Eighteen students have graduated from the last accredited ENA course- as we have come to know it- which has been offered by St Joseph’s since 2008. Three students passed the course with Honours: Samantha Hugo, Mandisa Jumba and Charmaine van der Merwe. One practical distinction: Samantha Hugo. Six theoretical distinctions: Samantha Hugo, Mandisa Jumba, Sylvia Koeloe, Nodumo Mbedle, Charmaine van der Merwe and Judy Van Wyk.

Five staff nurses have also been selected to do the bridging course from Staff Nurse to Registered Nurse. Four started in November and one in December

Mary Lewis, Charon Vosloo, Salome Van der Vent, Nolubabalo Kutuka and Juliana Lucas (Dec).

Donor Story

Thea Patterson, director of the Home, Jors van Niekerk, CEO MortageMax, Liz de Mink, winner of the charity raffle and Danny Munro, regional manager MortageMax.

Liz de Mink, a supporter of St Joseph’s became the first winner of MAXCARE and nominated St Joseph’s as her charity:

“I am a Mortgage Origination Consultant and operate independently as a small business in Panorama,(De Mink Property Finance Consultants (Pty) Limited) since 2004, under the “umbrella” of Mortgage Max which is a subsidiary of the BETTERLIFE GROUP.

As everyone is aware, the big financial institutions and other corporates have for very many years offered “incentives” to business associates in the form of overseas trips, expensive gifts and “sponsorships”.

At a meeting with Mr Jors van Niekerk, the CEO of MORTGAGEMAX about two years ago I discussed with him my concern about the very large sums of money still being spent on these so-called “incentives” at a time when such funds could now rather be donated to charitable organisations for the upliftment of the very many impoverished people in this country.

As I am a very small fish in a very big pond, I did not think my concern would be heeded but  I  am  delighted  to tell you  that  Mortgage Max/Betterlife did indeed listen to  my  plea and  in addition to more than R500 000  betterlife has already donated to charity this year, mortgage max introduced a  ‘Corporate Social Investment Programme’  called  MAXCARE.  

 Every quarter a Mortgage Max Mortgage Origination Consultant (and there are many of us all over South Africa!) can nominate a charity of his/her choice and write a small motivation why that charity should benefit. The five best nominations are selected, the names put into a hat and a name randomly drawn from the hat at the MortgageMAX head office in Johannesburg.    This fantastic ‘incentive’ was introduced in September and every quarter one Consultant’s charity will benefit to the tune of R20 000!”

St Joseph’s was again the grateful recipient of a R350,000 donation from SPAR Western Cape as part of their annual charity golf day.

SPAR Western Cape . From left are Colin Patterson (marketing SPAR), Pallotine Sisters: Sister Priscilla, Sister Annemarie (SAC) and Mario Santana (CEO SPAR)