Medical Education, 1999
"In summary, the advent of the `new' South Africa was a miracle that continues to be lauded and celebrated across the nation and the benefits are everywhere to be observed, but not, I am afraid, in the area of medical education with its daunting challenges. The urgency to increase the number of doctors of indigenous ancestry will continue to be undermined by the weaknesses in the secondary education system. There is no sign that funding restrictions will ease any time soon. Therefore, medical faculties will need to find new and innovative ways to sustain the enterprise of medical education and to reform the system so that it produces doctors who are both excellent and relevant. Finally, the traditional definition of `excellence' will no longer do. It will now need to be defined in the context of the present and future South African realities."