SAALAS International Conference


The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 took place at beautiful Spier Farm in Cape Town from 1 November to 3 November.

SATS Conference 2017


The 19th National SATS Congress took place at the world class Century City Conference Centre from 22 – 25 August 2017.

Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care


With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.

International Mandela Day


The 18th of July marks the birthday of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Africa Health 2017


The country's biggest healthcare exhibition kicked off on the 8th of June 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

SASA Western Cape Update Meeting


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently partook in the SASA Western Cape Update Meeting which was held the scenic Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town.

27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently attended the 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT in beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

SASA Congress 2017


The SASA congress is an annual event that is dedicated to the discipline of Anaesthesia at both Academic and Clinical level.

Sean Chetty – 2017 Winner of the SSEM Mthembu Academic Prize


SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic Award for 2017 announced.

SASA Congress 2016


SSEM Mthembu Medical attended the SASA Congress 2016 from 26 February to 1 March 2016 in Bloemfontein.

SA National Blood Transfusion Congress 2015


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 33rd National Blood Transfusion Congress...

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize


Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize.

New Home for Fanem Medical in South Africa


SSEM Mthembu Medical is pleased to be the new sole distributor for the Fanem Neonatal range of products in South Africa.

Airwaves 2014 Congress Report


Adam Kokkas reports on the Airwaves 2014 Congress where SSEM Mthembu Medical had a stand.

SASA 2014 Report


Peter Burchell reports on SASA 2014 where SSEM Mthembu had a stand.

Jacques joined SSEM Mthembu Medical in May 1999 and was employed as a Medical Technician based at our Cape Town Office. He received his National Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and completed his practical training and gained experience in fault finding, repairing of audio & visual electronic equipment, designing of electronic circuits, planning & installations of electronic equipment including video and audio systems before joining his new family at SSEM.

Jacques was quiet but confident in nature – he was conscientious and always distinguished himself with a high degree of professionalism in his career, these traits earned him the respect and admiration of his clients and peers in the medical field.

Jacques had a brilliant mind for electronics and computer systems. While at SSEM Mthembu Medical, he specialised in Neurology as well as the Pulmonary Lung function equipment.

Jacques was much more than a medical technician, he was extremely well liked and loved by all that he came into contact with, this resulted in many strong friendships with clients, colleagues and fellow technicians in the field.

He recently got engaged and was about to be married in November 2011 and start a whole new chapter in his life - sadly it was not to be.

Jacques fell ill with TB Meningitis and was admitted to the Cape Gate Medi-Clinic Hospital, despite the efforts of medical staff, Jacques passed away at the age of 36 on the 28th September 2011.

Jacques will be sorely missed by his extended family at SSEM Mthembu Medical and the entire South African medical industry as a whole.

Jacques will continue to occupy a special place in our hearts and the experiences we shared will keep the fond memories of this truly exceptional individual treasured.

We offer our condolences to his fiancé, family and loved ones, and wish them courage and strength during this difficult time.

With this we say a reluctant farewell, and rest in peace to our colleague and friend.