MAKING HEALTH LAW WORK FOR YOU
Elsabé Klinck Consulting CC (EKC), as established by Elsabé Klinck in 2010, changed into Elsabé Klinck & Associates Pty Ltd (EKA) in March 2017. Elsabé Klinck is the Managing Director, responsible for the day to day running of the company. She is also a Principal Consultant. Eugenia manages the office and all administration in the business. They are supported by Yvonne Naidoo and Alton Samuels and an Associate with unique skills sets: Marieta Meyer, who is both a lawyer and a professional nurse. The Associates also expand EKA’s geographical reach into the Western Cape and Free State provinces respectively. The diversity of its consultants and associates also mean that clients can be served in most of the South African languages. From time to time, Elsabe Klinck & Associates collaborates with experts in pharmaceutical- and medical device registration and licensing, as well as niche-market law firms that render a personalised service to EKA’s clients. For more information, please contact us here
Elsabé is a B.Iuris, LL.B graduate, who also completed a degree in Psychology for Applied Professional Contexts and an Honours Degree in German. She started her career in the Department of Constitutional Law at the Free State University, where she also worked for the Centre for Human Rights Studies, managing amongst others, voter education and paralegal training projects. She was active in the establishment of a Free State Centre on Citizenship Education and Conflict Resolution. Elsabé also participated in the training of Magistrates on Diversity (with the Law, Race and Gender Unit at UCT) and the training of local government councillors and Free State Peace Committees. This experience in human rights and constitutional law stand her in good stead in her health sector work.
Health Sector Experience
Elsabé has been working in the health sector since 2001, gaining valuable experience dealing with medical practitioners and pharmaceutical issues, as well being a key contributor to a prominent health care consulting company. She has an international outlook and backs her services with a broader insight into international and national policy developments, such as those of the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organisation.Her extensive knowledge and practical experience in health care/medical practice issues, medical schemes, medicines, medical devices and patient rights are grounded from this perspective, as well as from her background in constitutional/human rights law. Elsabé’s specialized expertise assists attorneys to provide service at the highest level to their health sector clients.
Talks / Presentations
Elsabé is an accomplished researcher and author. She co-authored the book Employment Equity Law and chapters in Social Security Law. She has also undertaken research for, inter alia, the Taylor Committee of Enquiry into Social Security and the SA Business Coalition on HIV & Aids (SABCOHA). Elsabé is proficient at presenting at seminars conferences, symposia and congresses on all matters related to the law and ethics in health care. She has designed and presented numerous in-house training courses for clients. The Elsabé Klinck & Associates small group workshops o issues such as medicines pricing, health sector regulation and updates on the South African health sector, are extremely popular and clients report its value as significant.
Yvonne joined EKA in January 2019. She was the Assistant Director: Statutory Services at the Department of Labour immediately before joining Elsabé Klinck & Associates. Her responsibilities at the Department of Labour included compliance with- and enforcement of the Employment Equity Act, the Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) and the Compensation Fund, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
Her expertise in the fields of workplace injury and disease compensation adds an important health law and health policy service to the clients of Elsabé Klinck & Associates, in particular those who experience difficulties in claiming from the Compensation Fund. Her experience in compliance with the Employment Equity Act will add value to corporates and larger practices, who may face questions, inspections or implementation difficulties with this Act. Her knowledge assists in ensuring that the compliance certification requirements of the Employment Equity Act are met when contracting with the public health sector. This service also strengthens the BB BEE services rendered by Elsabé Klinck & Associates.
Yvonne worked at Molefe Attorneys as a candidate- and as an attorney, where she handled, amongst other matters, Road Accident Fund (RAF) cases. During that time, she also provided free legal advice to destitute communities. She was also a RAF claims assessor at Ernst & Young. Her RAF experience is invaluable to healthcare professional clients of EKA.
Yvonne has also provided training in the very important field of interpretation of law. This field of law remains misunderstood in the health sector, with many health laws being misinterpreted and misconstrued. This leads to the erroneous application of the law, with resulting harm or loss to those to whom the law should apply.
One of Yvonne’s strengths is that she is multi-lingual – she speaks English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Setswana and SeSotho.
Alton is a member of the Cape Bar, and consults at EKA on a part-time basis.
Alton has a Master’s Degree in Property Law. He has a Certificate in Mediation in medical negligence matters, and offers mediation service to EKA’s healthcare professional clients. His drafting- and research skills are impeccable, adding significantly to the requirements of EKA’s clients in the drafting of memoranda on important issues in the health sector. Alton’s drafting skills is also evident from his publication record.
As a seasoned lecturer (he taught law at the Universities of the North-West, Western Cape and currently at UCT), he is able to explain aspects of the law to clients, and assist in finding practical ways forward. Alton’s qualifications include a Certificate in Legislative Drafting, which assists clients in commenting on legislative drafts, and policy documents.
His focus on administrative- and constitutional law assists clients in navigating- and challenging decisions by regulatory bodies. Coupled with his property law experience, Alton provides a well-rounded and comprehensive service to EKA’s clients.
Thando is both a nursing professional and legally Qualified.
Thando also has a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property law from UCT, as well as Certificates in Pension Funds Law, and Tax Law.
Thando is an experienced inhouse counsel, having worked for corporates across various sectors. She has also worked as senior legal advisor for the MRC (Medical Research Council), and as state law advisor for the Western Cape, supporting, amongst others, the Departments of Health and -Education.
Her experience in contracts, intellectual property and compliance (e.g. POPIA, PFMA, etc.) stands her in good stead when servicing the clients of EKA. She is also well-versed in drafting and commenting on legislation, as well as monitoring legislative- and policy developments – all core activities of EKA.
Eugenia Khanyisile Lunga
Eugenia is office manager at EKA. Eugenia is well-known in the health industry. She worked at the Glenhove Conference Centre, and at Innovative Medicines SA (IMSA). Eugenia is known for her patience, excellent relationships with health sector stakeholders and clients and her bubbly personality.
Eugenia has a qualification from Birnam Business College and a Certificate in Management Principles. Eugenia does all of EKA’s CIPC (companies commission) applications, arranges AGMs and other meetings, manages office finances and supplies, and provides secretarial services. She supports EKA consultants by providing an environment within which their work for health sector clients is optimized. Her excellent relationships in the health sector assist clients to access key stakeholders and health sector entities.
Eugenia is a shareholder of Elsabé Klinck & Associates.