Celebrating Dr. Caroline Nompozolo on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day (8th March)  the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has published an interesting blog  on the little-known story of a pioneering female doctor, Caroline Nompozolo, “the first woman of colour from the Union of South Africa to qualify in medicine”. (Children’s Newspaper, Oct 1943)

The blog can be read at https://rcsedlibraryandarchive.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/celebrating-dr-caroline-nompozolo-on-international-womens-day/

Iain Macintyre


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  1. Thank you for this article. As the family we are trying to trace exactly where she worked in the UK as we could not get any assistance. She passed on during her return to South Africa unable to provide us with all the details as she was unable to talk. We would appreciate your assistance.

    Mr Sivelile Nompozolo. email: SivelileN@daff.gov.za

  2. Mr Nompozolo, I have sent an email to the address you left above. I hope it finds you. I live in the house Caroline owned before her passing and can possibly help.
    Regards, Kirsty.

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