Medical & Health
Tygerberg Hospital is the medical anchor tenant in Bellville, with capacity for 1899 beds. It is the second largest public hospital in South Africa and the largest in the Western Cape.
Around 10 000 work on the hospital grounds during a normal working day. Several secondary, specialist health and wellness services also operate around the complex. Over 18 000 people are employed in the medical sector. This clustering effect strengthens Bellville as a medical hub, with the potential to attract health innovation and health-related investment.
Major institutions such as the University of Stellenbosch, University of the Western Cape and the South African Medical Research Council have invested heavily in their health-related facilities in Bellville.
In late 2018, the University of the Western Cape opened a R244 million state-of-the-art Faculty of Community Health Sciences building in the heart of the Bellville CBD, containing world-class teaching facilities for its midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and natural medicine departments.
In January 2019, the University of Stellenbosch broke ground on its R1 billion biomedical research institute at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in January 2019. Research conducted at the University of Stellenbosch facilities will improve treatments for tuberculosis. In July 2019, the South African Medical Research Council launched a state-of-the-art Genomics Centre on its Bellville campus.