In this episode of Going Places we continue with Nomalanga Mali as she unravels the rich history of Pre-Independent South Africa. Nomalanga, an administrator started working at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdatsane in 1976, named after the first black nurse in South Africa.
Just to recap on a little bit of the previous episode, the construction of the hospital is said to have started between 1971 and 1972. Mdatsane is a township situated between East London and King Williams Town, and is the biggest hospital in Eastern Cape. Nomalanga started working at the hospital in December of 1976. Different states existed during the apartheid era such as Transkei and Ciskei and people were required to produce passports to move from one state to another within South Africa; such were the harsh laws of the apartheid regime.
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