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Lungile Pepeta Wiki – Lungile Pepeta Biography

It is with great sadness and an immense sense of loss that we at Nelson Mandela University learned of the passing of our Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Lungile Pepeta.

Dr Pepeta was born and raised in Bizana, in the Eastern Cape South Africa. He graduated from Bizana Village High School in Bizana in 1991. In 1992 he joined the Faculty of Health Sciences of the then Transkei University (now Walter Sisulu University). He graduated from MBChB in 1997. 1999. Since 2000, he has joined King Edward Hospital in Durban and Natal University (now KwaZulu-Natal University) as a Registrar in the Department of Pediatrics. He won the Pediatrics Scholarship in 2003. He worked as a Pediatrician in Queenstown, Eastern Cape for a while. In 2005, he joined Chris Hani-Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the University of Witwatersrand to pursue his Pediatric Cardiology training, which he completed in 2008.

The South African Health Professions Council registered Dr Pepeta as a Pediatric Cardiologist in 2008. Dr Pepeta returned to the Eastern Cape in 2009 and established the Pediatric Cardiology Unit. This unit was officially registered in 2010 for the education of Scholars. Dr Pepeta is currently Head of the Pediatrics Department and Pediatric Cardiologist at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex in South Africa.

Professor Lungile Pepeta died of Covid-19 on Friday, reportedly after being placed on a ventilator. CMS CHAIRPERSON PROFESSOR LUNGILE PEPETA DIES OF COVID-19

Lungile Pepeta Age

Lungile Pepeta Died at the age of 46

Lungile Pepeta Death A Huge Loss

His death is a huge loss not only for the University preparing to open the medical school, but also for the Nelson Mandela Bay Subway, the Eastern Cape and the country.

Who was Lungile Pepeta?

Professor Pepeta was extremely passionate and committed to South Africa’s health sector, particularly in the Eastern Cape, where he was raised, studied and spent the bulk of his illustrious career.

His commitment to public health was evident during his tenure at Dora Nginza Hospital in his capacity as Acting CEO and Acting Clinical Governance Manager.

It was this passion and commitment that made him the perfect fit for what Mandela University envisaged as a model for its Health Sciences Faculty and Medical School, which has a focus on primary healthcare, that is preventative rather than curative, working to serve particularly the poor and least served parts of our country.

He has a proven track record as an agent of change wherever he has worked – from his stint as a medical intern in 1999 in the rural Dordrecht hospital right up to his tenure as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, where he showed stellar stewardship.


Sir Lungile Pepeta Career

Professor Pepeta joined the university on January 1, 2017, and the vision of establishing a medical school that offers an alternative educational model to meet the country’s growing need for healthcare professionals was gaining momentum.

As a recognized Pediatric Cardiologist, he had extensive experience working with key stakeholders in the health and higher education sector at the provincial, national level, continent and beyond. More recently, he pioneered the University’s response to COVID-19 by working with healthcare professionals and with education, business and political leadership within the institution, in communities and society at large.