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Dr Terrence Kommal at a dinner with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

2017-12-04T20:05:48+00:00

This private dinner was held on 07 June 2014 at India House, Pretoria, by His Excellency Mr Virendra Gupta, High Commissioner of India and his wife Mrs Veenu Gupta. Honoured to have been only one of two South African couples invited to the prestigious evening! The Chief Minister was amazingly humble and warm on the freezing evening! :-) Exchanging a few words with Ajay Gupta again as usual was a great pleasure. I last chatted to him in 2007, when I had no idea who he was! He remains a very simple person who honoured all the elders at the dinner with [...]

Dr Terrence Kommal at a dinner with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan 2017-12-04T20:05:48+00:00

Transformation Policy training by Harvard School of Public Health

2017-12-04T20:02:26+00:00

Dr Terrence Kommal together with Emeritus Prof Marc J Roberts and Prof Tom Bossert who are global leaders from Harvard School of Public Health. Learning under the guidance of these two giants of healthcare policy and strategy had indeed been a privilege and honour. Update:I completed the ASELPH Fellowship programme in 2015, as one of less than 45 Fellows in the first cohort. A truly humbling experience. Since the posting of the above picture, Emeritus Prof Marc J Roberts has regrettably passed on.

Transformation Policy training by Harvard School of Public Health 2017-12-04T20:02:26+00:00

The Washington Fellowship by US President Obama has created Hope for African Youth

2014-01-28T09:20:42+00:00

On a usual evening as I had been half watching tv and browsing some medical blogs, I noticed an advertisement on a DSTV Indian Bouquet for the Washington Fellowship/Young African Leaders Initiative by President Obama and administrated by IREX. At first I wasn't sure what the ad was about as I was half watching. But then later that evening, during the prime time news on another channel, the full ad was shown again. My father who had been watching the same news raved that I must apply. This initiative by the US President is a very heart warming one. With a [...]

The Washington Fellowship by US President Obama has created Hope for African Youth 2014-01-28T09:20:42+00:00

The “Medupi Plan” Executive Leadership case study is ludicrous

2013-11-13T10:39:30+00:00

I am currently sitting in a lecture by Dr Caren Scheepers (a Psychology PhD), based on the successes of the "Medupi Plan and the Medupi Way". She is keen to drive the 'pockets of success' that the Medupi project had based on a video that she had developed with staff of the JV at Medupi and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Of course, the video was developed whilst she was (and still is) a consultant on the project, and suddenly, I feel a biased to the project. The ASELPH is a JV between University of Fort Hare, University of Pretoria, [...]

The “Medupi Plan” Executive Leadership case study is ludicrous 2013-11-13T10:39:30+00:00

Shockingly sold by sellers at the NACSA

2013-12-04T13:06:21+00:00

After leaving home at 6am to attend the National Achievers Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre, I was amped for a great day of valuable content and presentations. Of course after the crazy high fees for the two day congress, I expected a focus on promoting and upskilling entrepreneurs. There was some great content by the likes of Les Brown and some of the other presenters, but there was the ironic sales pitches by many of the presenters who wanted to sell training courses on sales and presentations by selling to people who already PAID for this hoping to get this [...]

Shockingly sold by sellers at the NACSA 2013-12-04T13:06:21+00:00

The benefits and value of doctors in managed healthcare leadership and management at the Managed Healthcare Symposium

2013-04-29T14:36:59+00:00

The benefits and value of doctors in managed healthcare leadership and management I have finally managed to make the time to edit (basic editing of course) the entire video of my presentation at the Managed Healthcare symposium in Johannesburg. The presentation was on: The benefits and value of doctors in managed healthcare leadership and management. The video is just over an hour long, but details my perspective on both the challenges and opportunities in having more doctors in healthcare leadership and managed, especially in the managed healthcare environments. There some controversial views presented, but these are my perspectives and not on [...]

The benefits and value of doctors in managed healthcare leadership and management at the Managed Healthcare Symposium 2013-04-29T14:36:59+00:00

Managed Healthcare in South Africa

2013-12-04T13:04:47+00:00

Managed healthcare in South Africa in now in the spotlight and its prevalence is now highlighted by the Annual Managed Healthcare Symposium. At this symposium many leading minds and industry leaders presented in key challenges and opportunities in the current healthcare environment. Many of the common concerns centered around false claims from medical practitioners and e regulatory framework win which managed healthcare operates in SA. it bacme apparent in e presentations that ,inch still has to be done, and key consultants from various organizations can add immense value in optimizing the operating procedure in many of the managed healthcare companies. These [...]

Managed Healthcare in South Africa 2013-12-04T13:04:47+00:00

World Hindi conference 2012

2012-09-24T15:14:48+00:00

Today, 24th September 2012 marks the closing of the first World Hindi conference 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It commemorated the closing of a greatly support and attended conference with delegates from around the world. It was indeed heartening and interesting to note that conference was held in South Africa, in recognition of the Indian people of South Africa, their rich heritage and the cultural and linguistic ties between India and South Africa. The event as official inaugurated by Minister Praveen Gordhan, the Minister of Finance, South Africa. The event was officiated by the Indian Minister of State External Affairs, Ms [...]

World Hindi conference 2012 2012-09-24T15:14:48+00:00

Working in Cape Town, is this another country?

2013-11-12T15:50:33+00:00

Having borne the tedious and long drive down to Cape Town from Pretoria, my fiancé and I and now almost a week in Cape Town. Some may see this as an ordinary visit to the Mother City. Of course, I see this as an amazing experience of varied people in almost a different country. The mindset of everyone is indeed a drastic difference from Pretoria and its hasty rush that we all usually thrive on. Here in the Cape there is almost and unhurried understanding that 'all is well'. With the likes of Silicon Cape based in Cape Town, and some [...]

Working in Cape Town, is this another country? 2013-11-12T15:50:33+00:00

Presentation at Joint Simulation and Training Africa 2012

2012-06-28T21:55:21+00:00

It was indeed both a pleasure and honour to be invited by the IQPC to present as an expert presenter, for the Joint Simulation and Training Africa 2012. I was tasked to speak on a range of matters affecting medical training and simulations for Africa and the SADC. With much stress and concern for such an important task, the presentation was done on 27 June 2012, at the CSIR. Key people that were present were industry leaders such as Major General Hlatshwayo, Chief Director Operations of the Joint Operations division of the SANDF, Major General Mabuza, and other key industry leaders. [...]

Presentation at Joint Simulation and Training Africa 2012 2012-06-28T21:55:21+00:00