Our Group

Litha Healthcare Group markets and distributes products in three main sectors of the South African healthcare industry. The Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Biotechnology sectors are covered in the following divisions:

  • Litha Pharma – originator, generic and complementary medicines
  • Litha Medical – devices, consumables and equipment
  • Litha Biotech – human vaccines

These divisions are made up of various business units, focused into relevant product and service offerings, targeting specific markets. The Biovac Institute is however a public private partnership (PPP) with the Department of Science and Technology within the Litha Biotech Division.

Each of these divisions are operationally supported by a central Shared Services structure which provides human resources, financial, legal, information technology, warehousing and logistics services.



pharmaThe pharmaceutical industry in South Africa continues to grow despite concerns around medical inflation and the implementation of restrictive regulations. The burden of diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB and lifestyle diseases like Diabetes have boosted the demand and use of medicines in this region.

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Medical Devices

medicaldevicesSouth Africa’s medical device market was estimated at USD1.2bn in 2013 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% between 2013 and 2018. However, medical imports make up 90% of this market (SAMED 2014) and market growth is mainly due to the development and upgrade of hospitals through public-private partnerships. Local manufacture is a small to medium sized industry with a focus on medical equipment and supplies.

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biotechSouth Africa enjoys a vibrant biotech industry with some companies specialising in research & development only and others having established manufacturing.

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