Dr Pavitra Pillay is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Durban University of Technology. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Public Health from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has 24 years’ experience in the academic sector. Part of her portfolio entails chairing the Faculty of…

Professor Gugu Mchunu is the current Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). She holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Nursing), M Nursing (University of Natal), a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education and Management and a PhD in Health Sciences (UKZN). She has worked in various…

Dr Gareth Kantor is an anaesthesiologist with interests in health system safety, performance improvement and precision medicine, an honorary lecturer at the University of Cape Town and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was a senior consultant to Discovery Health for…

Dr Marc Siegel is an associate professor of medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Division of Infectious Disease. His areas of clinical interest include HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV transmission, chronic hepatitis C, and prevention of COVID-19. Marc has served as the principal investigator for multiple HIV and HCV treatment…

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Lloyd Askham is a registered occupational hygienist with the Southern African Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). He holds an Honours Degree in Biochemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and works in private practice as an approved inspection authority for occupational health and hygiene in workplaces. Lloyd’s experience in occupational hygiene includes work in industry, government,…

Dr Ivan Niranjan Lectures in Occupational Health and Safety to undergraduate and post graduate students at the Durban University of Technology, previously worked for the government regulator enforcing legislation on Occupational Health and Safety. My teaching philosophy is underpinned in constructivism linked to technology where students develop there own knowledge in Occupational Health and Safety…

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Garth Hunter holds a Master’s in Medical Science from the University of Natal. He is a Registered Occupational Hygienist at the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) and a Fellow Chartered Member South African Institute of Safety & Health – a position held by only five people in South Africa. Garth Hunter has been a…

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Sean Chester is the Technical Director of Apex Environmental – a leading environmental company in South Africa. Apex Environmental is a Department of Employment and Labour Approved Inspection Authority, and specialises in helping clients with their legal obligations and protecting the health of their employees and the public in general. Sean Chester holds an MPH…

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Norman Khoza holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, specialising in environmental and occupational health, from the University of Limpopo. Norman is a regional occupational health and safety specialist who assists African member states to develop and maintain safe work places and environmentally sustainable projects. He develops and reviews occupational health and safety, public health and…

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Dr Greg Kew is a registered Occupational Medicine Specialist with the Health Professions Councils of South Africa, works in private practice and is an associate member of the College of Public Health Medicine (Division of Occupational Health).  Greg completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he graduated in 1986…