Asilalele, Dr Mazibuko as an Author.

by: Buddies for life magazine.

Every patient has a story to tell about her breast cancer and I have to listen to me. At times the story is not told in the manner, proper examination and patience and compassion, we end up with the full appropriate treatment and care.

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Dr Mazibuko Cancer Storytelling.

by: Ilanga Newspaper on: June 18-20, 2012.

On Women’s Day I was changing trains at the Sandton Gautrain. A well-dressed, middle-aged, professional-looking and confident lady started talking to me as we both waited for our connecting trains to take us to our destinations. She claimed she was curious as to why I wore a pink ribbon on my lapel. Then the real story came out!.

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Dr Mazibuko win Regional Business Women of the year 2012

UVUKWE wumoya, wakhuluma ngezilimi unina kadokotela ophu-me phambili emncintiswaneni wowesifazane ovelele kwiBusiness Association of South Africa (Bwasa) eMhlanga enyakatho ye-Theku ngoLwesithathu. UDkt Thandeka Mazibuko wa-KwaNyuswa entshonalanga yeTheku uyi-Senior Medical Officer emkhakheni weRadiation Oncology eGrey's Hospital, eMgungundlovu, maphakathi neKwaZulu-Natal. Ungowesifazane wokuqala omnyama ukuvula inhlangano ezimele iSinomusanothando Community Development eqwashisa ibuye ihlole nomdlavuza.

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Femina Augst 2009

Finding a 35+ state doctor for this story wasn’t easy: once they’ve qualified (in their late 20s) most doctors leave state hospitals to go into private practice or work overseas.

Last year an independent study commissioned by the South African Medical Association (Sama) showed that doctors are underpaid by up to 200% compared with other public service professionals. Yet they are treating more patients than ever, with limited resources and in increasingly difficult conditions that in June prompted some to strike.

Dr Thandeka Mazibuko is unusual because after qualifying she left to work in the private sector (earning R20 000 a month more than she is currently getting) but chose to resign and return to the state sector when the government issued an appeal for doctors to return to state hospitals.

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This fiesty doctor is passionate about healing.

by:Oprah Magazine on: May 2010

This fiesty doctor is passionate about healing, not just her patients, but also the country, through the community development organisation she runs....

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Passionate about patients.

by:The Witness on: December 17, 2012

WHEN Dr Thandeka Mazibuko looks back on her life, she gets scared. She likens the memory to walking out of a burning house and being the only survivor.

Growing up poor, raised solely by her motherandbeingforcedtoquitmatricand get married at the age of 17 are just some of the challenges Mazibuko had to endure. But these have made her stronger and more determined to make a difference and give back to her community of kwaNyuswa Village, Hillcrest.

Mazibuko works at Grey’s Hospital’s oncology department. She said her passion for the community came from understanding the poverty she had come from.

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