Fifty years ago, unbeknown to the world, the country stood poised to breach one of the most significant frontiers in medical science, the transplantation of a human heart from one person to another. Such a procedure – already perfected in
University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Tim Pennel joined East London cardiologist Dave Kettles in a discussion on the challenges in diagnosing and treating heart disease in South Africa. The event was hosted by Life
FROM OUR EVENT IN EAST LONDON: CURRENT AND FUTURE FRONTIERS IN HEART DISEASE AND TREATMENT The 50th anniversary of the first human-to-human heart transplant is an opportunity to celebrate, but South Africans must also wake up to the reality
Algoa FM interview with Jeff Moloi, Thursday, November 22, 2017. https://cms.algoafm.co.za//pod/201711239589.mp3
Link FM interview with Titch Wild, Thursday, May 19, 2017.
Today, I stood at the window again. It was blustery outside, chilly even this side of the pane. I’d thought that the wonderfully soaking rain of the preceding 48 hours across the Eastern Cape would have brought a calm
Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) Media release 29 September 2017 Photo caption: Mbali Mndebele says that her son Monotho has been eating her out of house and home following the successful implantation of his mechanical heart. From Left to right at
This was written around the time of my birthday in 2016, a month before my transplant. And so a word on silence, ignoring things, people, good wishes for one’s health, one’s life. It’s an acute paradox – talking, writing about