Bongani Mswane is a health professional who has recently entered the media industry through radio and presenting. “This background in media has helped me communicate better with others. My biggest surprise is that people actually recognise me at the hospital,” he says. Mswane works as a community health researcher at the Lenasia Community Health Centre and is studying for a postgraduate diploma in public health. “I want to see South Africa growing in communication and technology in health facilities,” he says. Mswane’s focus remains on healthcare, despite his recent entry into media, and he hopes to bring these two worlds together to better serve his community. “I assist patients and health workers with common communication because of language barriers that may occur within the interracial space,” Mswane says. Language and access to technology have been among his priorities. “Who knows? I might even develop health communication apps.”
I want to see a generation of level-headed artists who are grounded in morals and values and fully committed to their work. Children who are gifted with creativity deserve the same level of respect and recognition as academically gifted children.