Dr Heinrich Cyril Volmink is a Member of the Provincial Legislature in Gauteng, and currently serves on its Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA); he is also an alternate member for the Health portfolio. Heinrich previously served as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, having held the position of Shadow Deputy Minister of Health for the Democratic Alliance before being promoted to Shadow Minister of Water and Sanitation.
Heinrich is also a medical doctor and specialist in public health medicine having obtained his MBChB from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, his Master of Medicine degree (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand and his Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine (FCPHM) (SA). Heinrich also holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) which he passed with distinction from the University of Warwick (UK). The title of his dissertation was ‘Ubuntu from Concept to Practice: Gleaning Lessons for Global Citizenship and Governance’.
Heinrich was born in Cape Town (in District Six in the tumultuous year of 1976) and has travelled extensively, having spent many years of his life in upstate New York and in Glasgow, Scotland. He is deeply dedicated to South Africa, and previously enlisted as a reserve force officer in the South African Military Health Service. He is a devoted family man, and resides with his wife (who is also a medical specialist) and their two wonderful children in Johannesburg.