News/Press 2016

Aug 2016

Wasiefa Jordan was employed as oral hygienist to work half-time at the Phambili clinic.

Following the decision by the Health Department of the Western Cape that the Philani Dental Clinic will not be taken over by the government, the Philani Nutrition Trust has decided to donate all its dental equipment to another NGO in the Western Cape willing to set up a dental clinic. While waiting for the establisment of a new such clinic, Masincedane has volunteered to dismantle/remove the equipment and store it on their premises.

July 2016

Two Swedish dental students did their graduation work in Khayelitsha in cooperation with the UWC.

Link  The Daily Sun published an article about Ncebakazi and the Ncuma clinic.

June 2016

Two Swedish dental students did their graduation work at the Phambili clinic.

May 2016

Kylie Hendricks resigned owing to travel costs and pressures brought on by her locum duties closer to home

The oral hygienists Kylie Hendricks and Ncebakazi Sigwentshu were employed on 9th May. Kylie will work half-time at the Phambili clinic and Ncebakazi is to work full-time at the Ncuma clinic.

April 2016

Stacey George resigned due to medical reasons.

Feb 2016

The oral hygienist Stacey George was employed full-time to work 50% at the Phambili clinic and 50% at the Ncuma clinic.

It is agreed that Masincedane is to formally employ staff at both the Phambili and the Ncuma dental clinics and that the Ncuma Oral Health Foundation reimburses the bulk of the staff salary costs. Also Rotary in Cape Town will contribute with staff salary funding.

A new dental clinic was opened on 3rd February at the Nomzamo Business Centre in Nomzamo. This two-room clinic was named the Ncuma Dental Clinic. All dental equipment was donated by the Ncuma Oral Health Foundation to the NGO Masincedane Community Service in Strand.

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