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Rural Doctor of the Year 2023

Dr Bukiwe Spondo

Tafalofefe

Eastern Cape

Dr Bukiwe Spondo worked at Tafalofefe Distrcit Hospital, Eastern Cape from 2007. The hospital is in a deeply impoverished , if beautiful area, of Centane village. It is not easily accessible due to the poor condition of the roads, and with rains even staff have difficulty going to work because of the mud. She was nominated for the Award by the CEO and her co-workers who highlighted her dedication, hard work and caring for people in their community.

Bukiwe started at the Masibambane ARV Clinic...

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2022: Dr Craig Parker Umoya, Eastern Cape

2009: Dr JJ Ogole from Piet Retief Hospital, Mpumalanga

2008: Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda, from Donald Fraser Hospital, Limpopo

2007: Dr Gert Marincowitz from Tzaneen, Limpopo

2006: Dr Vanga Siwisa from Taung, North West

2005: Dr Nigel Hoffman from Rietvlei Hospital in the Eastern Cape

2004: Dr Hermann Reuter, from MSF in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape

2003: Dr Victor Fredlund, from Mseleni Hospital in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Press Statements

Dr Jenny Nash, a previous Award winner
by Sulaiman Philip

Its a 140km round trip to the furthest of the five clinics in rural Eastern Capes Amahlathi Municipality for Dr Jennifer Nash. This years Rural Doctor of the Year uses the time to think, to relax, to chill. She sounds chipper as she talks: It's my alone time. I have 20 minutes of radio reception, and then its me and the beautiful scenery.

23 October 2014