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Vuyane Mhlomi

Founder and Director at MH Foundation


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

"Vuyane Mhlomi is living his dream. The passionate 25-year-old medical officer is currently completing his medical residency at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, and gaining a reputation as one of the most dedicated and zealous youngsters treating ailing bodies and uplifting communities." He is a creative, committed, confident, driven and goal-orientated individual.

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O: 0119331470


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Current Position(s)

Tutor- 3rd and 4th year MBBCh | University of the Witwatersrand
2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training



Founder and Director | MH Foundation
2011 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

The MH Foundation is headed by young professionals whose shared vision is to provide a platform where disadvantaged children can fully realize their potential beyond their limiting circumstances.

The Founding Mission:

To identify and support scholars who display academic and leadership potential and to enable them to realize their dreams by removing the hurdles that their disadvantaged circumstances present.


Previous Position(s)




President | UCT Health Science Students Council
2010 - 2011

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

The Health Sciences Student Council is composed of and represents the students in the Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town. It serves as the highest decision-making body on all issues of student governance within the Faculty of Health Sciences. All council members are elected towards the end of each academic year for a term lasting one year. The council is composed of 12 members elected by the students.

The Health Sciences Student Council is part of the student governance model of the University of Cape Town. As such, it is subject to the Higher Education Act of 1997 that defines the Students Representative Council (or SRC) as the highest decision-making body on all matters of student governance at the University. The HSSC fits into the Academic Sub- Council of the SRC. Unlike most councils however, the HSSC enjoys more operational independence within the Health Science Campus as it is a satellite campus. At the core of the HSSC is the desire to be a body that represents the health sciences students in a non-racist, non-sexist and democratic way. Especially now, when the dynamics of the country are changing, it continues to be sensitive to the needs of the students.


Educational history

Secondary

Alexander Sinton High School, Caoe Town, South Africa (2005)

Tertiary

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

2012 - 2015

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Law

University of Cape Town

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBChB

Achievements

Awards

Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans | 2013

Every year, the Mail & Guardian scours the country to find noteworthy and newsworthy young South Africans to profile in its annual 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch publication. A flagship of the M&G stable, this list has become the country's most celebrated hallmarks of the up-and-coming generation, a who's who of young people at the top of their field in 10 categories: arts and culture, business, civil society, environment, health, media, politics, science and education, sport and technology.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Intern of the Year 2013 Award | 2012

NYDA South African Youth Awards 2012 : Academic Excellence | 2012

South African Youth Awards (SA Youth Awards) hosted by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)
recognise young South Africans who are making a positive contribution in the country and the world. The awards also seek to recognise individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to youth development. The SA Youth Awards provide a platform to showcase the exceptional work and contribution that young people are making in their communities and to the world and tell inspiring stories of young people who make extra ordinary achievements despite all odds.

UCT Most Outstanding Leader in a Faculty Council Award | 2011

The recipient of this award:
Promoted the Vision, Mission and Values of UCT , and a culture of learning both internally and externally.
Demonstrated social responsibility, and/or have made a significant contribution to addressing issues like Hiv/Aids, the environment, etc.
Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities, including exemplary leadership.
Promoted diversity, inclusiveness and transformation.
Been team-oriented and created opportunities for a team to grow and develop.
Maintained good academic standing.

Kerry-Capstick Dale Leadership Award | 2011

The awards are designed to recognise and perpetuate excellence and achievement in student leadership. This gives the awards a unique niche and positioning at the university, for they are neither bursaries nor merit awards for academic success.

All too frequently, scholarships and bursaries are awarded to a narrow band of sports stars or intellectually-gifted students, who focus - often to the exclusion of everything else - only on academic pursuits, giving little back in terms of involvement in student government, be it through sports clubs, student affairs or community work.

In contrast, these awards are deliberately focused on rewarding and encouraging student leaders who - by virtue of the time they commit to the university community outside the lecture theatre - enrich the life of UCT. They seek to reward students who, through exceptional leadership qualities in student affairs, have shown dedication to the University of Cape Town and have advanced the ideals of the university's Mission Statement. Such students must display an enlightened approach to life, generosity of spirit, humour and integrity.

This Kerry Capstick-Dale - himself not only a gifted student but whose life at the university was both rich and full - supported, for he believed very strongly in the concept that involvement in student government was integral and crucial to a rounded university education.

As far as we know, outside of UCT and the University's own awards, these awards are unique in all of Southern Africa, and there appears to be no comparable award at any other university in the sub-continent.

Elaine Forsyth Memorial Bursary | 2006

media exposure

pFilms | 2012

SHATTERED - Feature film

Radio 702/ Cape Talk | 2013

Extraordinary South African with John Webb

Justice Factor | 2013

A weekly show that focuses on the political news of the moment. Host Justice Malala is a brave and even-handed critic, and an astute analyst of South Africa's political landscape. The show features revealing interviews with news makers, politicians and opinion-leading journalists. Helen Zille, Mac Maharaj and Gwede Mantashe are among the many well known names on the Justice Factor's guest list. This is insightful, up-to-the-minute and unflinching television

Faculty of Health Sciences Centenary Gala Dinner in NYC | 2013

Over 200 UCT alumni and friends from North America attended this celebration of the UCT medical school and department. The event was hosted by Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Price with musical performances by UCT alumni. Guests speakers included: Vice-Chancellor Emeritus and Former Head of Medicine, Dr. Stuart Saunders, MBChB 1953, MD 1965; Dr. Vuyane Mhlomi, MBChB 2011; Dr. Derek Yach, MBChB 1979; Dr. Leon Fine, MBChB 1966; and incoming Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Willem de Villiers.

Cape Argus | 2011

Cape Times | 2011

Academic Achievements

Alexander Sinton High School Overall Top Achiever (Dux Scholar) | 2005

Alexander Sinton High School Overall Top Achiever (Dux Scholar) | 2005

Medicine Honours List | 2008

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery | 2011

The degree was awarded with distinction in the preclinical, clinical and final clinical examinations and with first class honours.

Dr Helen Brown Prize | 2011

Runner up in Clinical Medicine in Final year MBChB

UCT Dean's Merit List | 2008

Activities

Memberships

South African Medicla Association (SAMA)

Member, 2008 - present

Representative Association for the South African Medical Profession

Junior Doctors Association of South Africa (JUDASA)

National Executive Committee: Treasurer, 2012 - 2013

Judasa is a SAMA interest group of the Medical Association. It provides a forum for medical students and hospital doctors to interact and promote their interests. These include issues concerning training, internship, compulsory community service and conditions of service. Judasa is represented on the Board of Directors and National Council of the South African Medical Association where the particular interests of this grouping are addressed at a broader level.

MH FOUNDATION

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR , 2012 - present

The Foundation works to ensure that disadvantaged learners are given the chance to become outstanding scholars in their own right; that they should not be limited by their circumstances-which are often beyond their control. Essentially, what we want to do is to remind disadvantaged learners of their right to DREAM, and equip them with the tools to achieve those dreams.
Our core business is to create these scholars. The Foundation takes on 10 learners, each selected through a rigorous process (which is detailed below). The learners are then entered into a programme of educational support, mentoring, personal and career development, and social responsibility. The idea behind this programme is to develop the learners into scholars, but it also has a larger goal in mind in that scholars are expected to contribute to their community through various social responsibility projects.

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