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Medical tourism
  • With untapped potential in private healthcare, skilled doctors, and a growing interest in medical care, South Africa is making its mark in providing top-notch healthcare services.
  • Only 297 people came to South Africa for medical reasons in October 2023, less than 0.1 per cent of all visitors. Even though it seems small, it’s a sign that more people are choosing South Africa for specialized medical care.
  • Medical tourism refers to travelling abroad for medical care or treatments not available at home or which are more expensive there than elsewhere.

South Africa is becoming a popular choice for people seeking medical treatment, not just for vacations. The South African medical industry has pioneered many ground-breaking surgeries and medical research, including the world’s first heart transplant and more recently, the world’s first middle-ear bone transplant using 3D printed components. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) recognizes the country for its excellent healthcare, …