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"System produces comprehensively trained doctors who can practise both in cities and deep rural areas", writes Lungile Pepeta, Executive Dean of Helath Sciences. This article appeared in Business Day Live on 26 February 2018.

In July, 1,000 more South African medical students who have spent five years studying medicine in Cuba will return to complete their sixth year, graduate and start practising as doctors.

If I had my way, I would send them all to the Eastern Cape, train them for their final year and employ them in the province once they graduate.



Contact information
Prof Lungile Pepeta
Executive Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences
Tel: 041 504 2815