JDA Naledi Clinic

Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa


As part of the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) 2040 Growth and Development Strategy (GDS 2040), the CoJ aims to provide healthcare facilities that are of a world-class standard. A number of the clinics that exist in the city do not comply with this vision and are in need of upgrades. The CoJ Department of Health has appointed the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) to manage and implement its capital works programme. This programme will ensure that all the facilities provided by the city are of a world-class standard, one of which is the JDA Naledi Clinic.

The existing healthcare facility in the area currently operates out of a container structure. It does not have sufficient capacity to service the community and will not be able to deal with future community requirements. A new facility has been proposed on an open site, in close proximity to the existing container clinic.  The new clinic will be introduced in order to provide the community with the level of service that the CoJ and the community require.

The proposed clinic had to have four separate wings, namely:

  • The Chronic Wing
  • The Antenatal Wing
  • The Acute Wing
  • The Emergency Wing.


Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) was appointed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) for architectural services for the design and implementation management of a new clinic in Naledi Extension 2, Johannesburg.

The new clinic layouts are based on the relationship between the various wards and public spaces (areas that are accessible to all). The different sections can be divided into the following spatial components:

  • The acute ward consisting of consulting rooms, counselling rooms and a vitals area
  • The antenatal ward that consists of counselling rooms, consulting rooms, an exercise room and a vitals room
  • The chronic ward that consists of counselling rooms, consulting rooms, a vitals room and ablution facilities
  • An emergency ward consisting of resuscitation, isolation, dressing and rehydration areas
  • A central waiting and reception area with space for approximately 180 patients
  • An administration wing that houses all staff facilities, which should have easy access to all parts of the clinic.

All wings should function independently and be closed off according to the daily needs of the clinic, while the rest of the clinic should function undisturbed. There are also spaces that will be located around the public areas such as group counselling rooms, a medical store and dispensary, and urine testing facilities, which need to be accessible to all patients.

Construction is expected to commence in November 2019. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

CLIENT NAME: Johannesburg Development Agency

LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa


START DATE: March 2017

END DATE: March 2019