Zamazulu Thembekile Nkosi

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Synopsis:

First Black matron for the Natal Provincial Administration

First name: 
Zamazulu
Middle name: 
Thembekile
Last name: 
Nkosi
Date of birth: 
07-April-1923
Location of birth: 
vryheid,Northern Natal, South Africa

Nkosi became the first Black matron in the Natal Provincial Administration and in KwaZulu-Natal. Her decision to nurse was motivated by a wish to help the sick. She worked hard to reach her goal, and was first appointed ‘senior nurse’ at the King Edward Hospital and then promoted to matron at KaMashu Poly-clinic.


References:
• ‘Soweto’ supplement, The Leader

Last updated : 04-Jun-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011