The speed of change: from years to minutes for a specialist opinion

2005: I was working a community service doctor at Madwaleni Hospital, in deep rural Eastern Cape. “Madwaleni is a 2-hour, good-weather drive from Umtata on patchy dirt roads. The Mbashe district is the birthplace of former President Nelson Mandela, who still maintains a home there, and of current president Thabo Mbeki, whose mother still lives [...]