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Cochrane South Africa welcomes new staff members

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

Cochrane South Africa are delighted to welcome three new staff members to the Cochrane South Africa team: Lindi Mathebula, Ameer Hohlfeld, and Nosi Mchiza (pictured above, L-R).

Lindi Mathebula

Lindi Mathebula is a scientist at Cochrane SA working as a registry administrator for the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR). She previously worked for Litha Healthcare as a Trainee Pharmaceutical Representative. Lindi completed a BTech Pharmaceutical Science at Tswane University of Technology and a BSc Honours in Physiology at the University of Limpopo.

Ameer Hohlfeld

Ameer Hohlfeld is a scientist at Cochrane SA. He recently obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health specialising in epidemiology at the University of Cape Town, whilst also working as a physiotherapist in the public service in the Western Cape Metro TB services from 2010 to 2016. His experience working in the public health sector has given him the chance to work as a street-level bureaucrat with marginalized communities giving him a basic understanding of the need to enhance the development of health systems in South Africa. Ameer is currently working on three systematic reviews, one of which is a Cochrane review.

Nosicelo Mchiza

Nosicelo Mchiza is a senior officer responsible for Administration at Cochrane SA. She has a B Comm (Honours) degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from UNISA. Nosi was previously employed by the Department of Defence at 2 Military Hospital as a senior administration clerk. She has also worked as an HIV/AIDS Counsellor for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and Lifeline Pietermaritzburg.


This article was first published in the Cochrane South Africa newsletter, Volume 18, No. 2 December 2016 and republished here with kind permission from Cochrane South Africa.