Doctor about town: Caring for thousands of patients

When it comes to the health of her community Dr. Nothando Moyo-Mubayiwa is passionate about every one of her 30 000 patients.

Dr. Moyo-Mubayiwa heads a new “A team” in Kathu in the Northern Cape. Her focus now is on improving health in the workplace. Her official title is superintendent of occupational health and wellness at Sishen Mine.

At Sishen’s Occupational Health Centre, she manages about 20 full-time staff members. Collectively, they oversee the health of more than 10 000 mine employees and their families. This brings her total patient count to about 30 000, which includes patients from the nearby communities.

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A Selected Historical Recollection relating to Mine Social Services 1949


The purpose of this paper is to recollect the evolution of the social relationship, between management and employee , and the status of Mine Social Services, five years after its formation in 1944, and to share some reflection. The mining industry is currently encountering challenges, that are impacting sustainable employment. Encouraged by a connected management, employees might be willing to contribute towards solutions . The influence of these solutions , towards a more viable operation , should not be underestimated.

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