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Hugo Tempelman

Hugo Arthur Tempelman

CEO, Ndlovu Care Group

Born 24-06-1960 in Apeldoorn Netherlands

Hugo Tempelman is a Dutch medical doctor who arrived in 1990 in South Africa, worked in the former KwaNdebele for the Department of Health.
In 1994 he initiated Ndlovu Medical Centre in Elandsdoorn Moutse Limpopo.This family practice grew from a small township practice into a full blown regional care centre over a few years time. Tempelman was the first in the province of Mpumalanga to initiate a free Anti-Retro-Viral roll out site for AIDS patients in 2003, against al polital will in those days..
Tempelman made Ndlovu Medical Centre grow into a medium sized NGO called Ndlovu Care group.
Ndlovu Care Group (working under trust names: Ndlovu Medical Trust, established in 1999 and Elandsdoorn Development Trust, established in 1998) has since expanded to a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) employing more than 300 people and operating in two locations: Elandsdoorn (rural Limpopo area; Ndlovu Care Group Elandsdoorn) and Lillydale (rural Mpumalanga area, Botshabelo District; Bhubezi Community Health Centre). Ndlovu Care Group focuses on comprehensive clinical services and sustainable community services to achieve its vision.
This model of care he would like to see expanded all over South Africa assisting the Government with its rural advancement plans

Tempelman is a visiting Professor at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chairperson | Ndlovu Medical Trust
Groblersdal | 1999 - present

Chairperson | Elandsdoorn Development Trust
Groblersdal | 1998 - present

Medical Director | Ndlovu Medical Centre
Elandsdoorn | 1994 - present

CEO | Ndlovu Care Group

Medical & Health Care (Hospital & Health Care)

Previous Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | TOGA Laboratories
Edenvale Johannesburg | 2006 - 2010

Board Member | Herman van Veen Foundation
Bussum, the Netherlands | 2004 - 2008

Trustee | Ben Viljoen School Trust
Groblersdal | 2003 - 2008

Chief Medical Officer | Department of Health | Government of South Africa
Kwandebele | 1990 - 1994

Educational history


Veluws College (1987)


Nijmegen University

Nijmegen, The Netherlands | Completed 1990

Medical Doctor

SIOO, Interuniversitair Centrum voor Organisatie en Veranderkunde

Utrecht, the Netherlands | Completed 2007

Master of Change Management

Professional Development Programme fo: Executive Change Management



Impumeleo Entrepreneurship of the year Award | Impumeleo Innovations award Trust | 2010

Martin Buber Award | Stichting Euriade | 2009

CPSI Public Sector Innovation Award Winner | Department of Publis Service & Administration | 2008

Impumeleo Platinum Award | Impumelelo Innovations Awards Trust | 2008

Ridder in the orde van Oranje Nassau | The Queen of the Netherlands ,Queen Beatrix | 2005

media exposure

several articles on Health and Social Sciences

Health Care in Rural South Africa: an innovative approach | Vermeer & Tempelman 2008

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