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Head Of Department : Dr Sibongile Zungu

Telephone: 033 395 3176
Fax: 033 345 0792
Email: samantha.foulkes@kznhealth.gov.za

Speeches presented by Dr Sibongile Zungu

Achievements

Academic Qualifications
  • MBChB (Medunsa)
  • B Admin (UniZul)
  • Certificate in Occupational Health (Natal)
  • Post grad Diploma Health Services Management (Natal)
  • Currently enrolled for MBA (Regenesys Business School)

Other formal training

  • Research Methodology (Natal)
  • Strategic Management Programme (Stellenbosch)
  • HIV/AIDS Training for Executive Managers (Thusano School of Public Health)
  • Improving quality in the Health Sector (Harvard)
  • Entrepreneurial Management of health Services (Harvard)
  • Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing (Harvard)
  • Public Sector Reform (AusHS (Australia) and New Zealand)
  • Applied Population Studies Training and Research (APSTAR) (UKZN

Public discourse

  • Have delivered several papers and presentations covering topics on rural women and development, role of traditional leaders in local government and options for integration of traditional leadership structures and contemporary governance structures.
Awards
  • Martin Luther King Junior Peace Award – 1995
  • Best second year student in Commerce and Administration – 1994 Martin Luther King Junior Peace Award – 1995
  • Awarded Top 20 Influential Leaders in the South African health care sector – October 2007
  • 2007 - Recognition as one of the leading women in the transformation of the Status of women in KwaZulu Natal by the Hon Premier JS Ndebele through the Office on the status of women.
Presentations and publications
  • The answer is in the soil – Finance Week, 6 to 12 April 1995 (a paper co-written with Prof H.W. Vilakazi).
  • Structures and mechanisms of traditional local rule and their present importance- Konrad-Adenauer foundation, October1996 – Nairobi, Kenya. Included in Occasional paper Traditional and contemporary forms of local participation and Self Government in SA. (Dr J Diescho, Prof C Tapscott, P Venson and Dr S Zungu)
  • Nov 2006 - Women in Local Government – Conference of the Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs.
  • 16 Mar 2007 – Rural Women and Health
  • 20 April 2007 – Rural Women’s Conference ICC Durban
  • 29 November 2007 – Presentation on Telemedicine in South Africa – a KwaZulu Natal perspective at Second Forum Risk Management in Sanita, Arezzo in Italy.
Work History
  • 1 August : Head of Department, KZN Health
  • 11 March 2008 to 31 July 2009 Acting Head of Department Mpumalanga Department of Health and Social Services
  • Jan 2007 to 10 March 2008 Deputy Director General, Health Branch, Mpumalanga Department of Health and Social Services
  • Jun 2004 – Dec 2006 Senior General Manager - Health Services Cluster, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health
  • February 2003- May 2004 Chief Director Institutional Support Services Centre, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health – Head Office
  • May 2001- January 2003 Chief Executive Officer Ga-Rankuwa Hospital (George Mukhari Hospital)
Other positions
  • 1998 to 2001 Senior Medical Superintendent of Sebokeng Hospital in Sebokeng, a township in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng Province - responsible for the overall management of a large regional hospital including Human resource, Finance and Logistics.
  • 1996 to 1998 Medical Superintendent of Catherine Booth hospital in Rural Amatikulu, KwaZulu-Natal – Performing similar duties as above though on a smaller scale, with rural challenges.
  • 1995 Part Time Medical Officer at the University of Zululand Campus Clinic
  • 1991 to 1994 Senior Medical Officer at Ngwelezana Hospital
  • 1989 to 1991 Medical Officer Ngwelezana Hospital
  • 1988 to 1989 Medical Intern Ngwelezana Hospital
 



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