Dr Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo
was born in a serene part of KwaZulu- Natal, Umbumbulu, south of Durban.
He began his illustrious career at Dlangezwa High School and later
enrolled at the University of Natal, Durban (1980 – 1985) where he
excelled in the field of Medicine.
He later pursued studies and graduated for the Bachelor of Arts Degree,
majoring in psychology and sociology. In order to spearhead a holistic
treatment and management of diseases, he then attained Master’s Degree
in Public Health from MEDUNSA.
His passion for raising the quality of lives of ordinary people and his
concern for addressing the pandemic of HIV and Aids and TB motivated him
to extend his professional understanding by equipping himself with a
Postgraduate diploma in HIV and Aids Management. This equipped him to
successfully manage the HIV program in the SANDF in 2004 which saw many
soldiers coming out of their death beds and started on ARV long before
the whole country embraced the treatment programme.
A keen scholar with an insatiable appetite for acquiring knowledge,
today he holds the following qualifications:
MBCHB from the University
Diploma in Tropical
Medicine and Hygiene from Wits University;
Diploma in Project
Management from Damelin College;
Diploma in HIV Management
from College of Medicines SA;
Diploma in Palliative Care
Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal, and, most
Diploma in Forensic
Pathology from College of Medicine of South Africa.
His humble contribution to the emancipation of the people of South
Africa saw him joining the Military Wing of the then banned ANC,
Umkhonto Wesizwe, at a very early age. His activities in MK led to
his incarceration in Robben Island in the 1980’s.
On his return, he served the people of Newcastle both as a Mayor and
as a Medical Practitioner, running his own practice.
He has also worked as an Academic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
lecturing in Public Health and advising the Vice Chancellor.
Dr Dhlomo has also served in the South Africa National Defence where
he was bestowed a rank of a Brigadier General.
From the Army just before he was elected to the KwaZulu-Natal
Legislature, Dr Dhlomo joined the EThekwini Metro Municipality where
he served as a Deputy City manager responsible for Health and Social
Dr Dhlomo, an intellectual; a Freedom Fighter; a Medical
Practitioner; a former KZN Provincial Executive Member of the ANC; a
former Chairperson of the EThekwini ANC Region and a former Regional
Treasurer of Emalahleni ANC Region for two terms.
He is the current Provincial chairperson of the Men's forum and is
also a proud dad to three beautiful children.