Kalafong Hospital

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Kalafong Hospital
Department of Health
Location Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Coordinates 25°45′49″S 28°05′25″E / 25.7636°S 28.0904°E / -25.7636; 28.0904Coordinates: 25°45′49″S 28°05′25″E / 25.7636°S 28.0904°E / -25.7636; 28.0904
Care system Public
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university University of Pretoria
Beds 1,113
Founded 1 March 1972

Kalafong Hospital is a public hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng. The hospital is situated on the western outskirts of Pretoria in the suburb of Atteridgeville. The University of Pretoria uses the hospital as a training institution for the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Construction commenced in 1965, with patient treatment commencing on 1 March 1972. On 9 March 1973 the Honourable Mr Sybrand van Niekerk, then Administrator of the Transvaal, officially opened the hospital.[1]

Coat of arms[edit]

The hospital registered a coat of arms at the Bureau of Heraldry in 1980 : Azure, an Ansate cross Argent, charged on the shaft with a bee, Or.[2]