Trustee Elections


2020 GEMS Trustee Elections

Government Employees Medical Scheme (“the Scheme”) had scheduled its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) to be held on 31 July 2020.

Given the fact that South Africa is currently on an extended national lockdown as part of the measurements which were put in place by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the number of COVID-19 infections continuing to increase, the Scheme Trustees deemed it necessary to postpone the Scheme’s AGM and Trustee elections to a later date. The postponement has been approved by the Council for Medical Schemes. The Council of Medical Schemes confirmed that the election is required to take place within 90 days of the lockdown regulations being lifted.

The terms of the Trustees coming to an end during the postponement period will be extended until such time that the AGM and Elections can be held as approved by the Council for Medical Schemes.

2020 Trustee elections (continuation) now open!

Please note the voting phase for the 2020 Board of Trustees Elections Continuation is now open! Be sure to make your vote before 24 May 2021 at 12h00.

  • Click here to view letter from the Principal Officer and notice to members
  • Click here to download the GEMS 2020 Board of Trustees Election Continuation CV Booklet
  • Click here to access the Voting Instructions

The Elexions Agency (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by the GEMS Board of Trustees to administer the 2020 Board of Trustee Elections. The voting process has three phases to it: 

  • The Awareness and Candidate Nomination (Members were given an opportunity to nominate candidates of your choice between 11 January and 11 February 2021);
  • The Voting phase (Members are accorded the opportunity to vote for up to three candidates of their choice); and
  • The Counting & Results phase (votes are counted in the presence of Observers at a central venue).


Please see below for previous elections results: