Dr Coceka Mfundisi

Dr Coceka Mfundisi is a Specialist Neurosurgeon at Busamed in Modderfontein. She also worked in this capacity at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital the 5th largest hospital in the southern hemisphere, with a specific interest in paediatric neurosurgey.

She graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She completed training as a Specialist Neurosurgeon with the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and became an Admitted Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa. She further holds a Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery from the University of Pretoria. Dr Mfundisi became the first woman to qualify as a neurosurgeon from the University of Pretoria in its more than 100 year history. She is the second black woman to be admitted as a fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa.

She served as a member of RAF Appeal Tribunal at the HPCSA. She is also a member of the Golden Lions Rugby Club Medical Committee. She is currently a member of the Fifth Medical Committee of preliminary enquiry of the HPCSA.

Her other notable achievements include:

– Serving as a test match Neurosurgeon: Springbok vs France 24/07/17
– Recipient of the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Award
– Published author of a scientific paper, published in South African Medical Journal
– Mail & Guardian 2019 Woman Changing South Africa

Dr Mfundisi is currently fluent in over 5 South Africa languages.


– South African Medical Journal – 2005
– First author of an original research article: The effect of antiretroviral rollout on the uptake of VCT in Khayelitsha Community Health Centre
– This article was adapted for publication in the South African Medical Journal from our fourth-year research project under the
  Department of Public Health at the University of Cape Town.
– Mail & Guardian 2019 Woman Changing South Africa
– DVC award for top student leader at University of Cape Town
– Goldman Sachs Global Leadership award, given in partnership with the Institute of International Education, to excellent students who have
  the potential to make a significant impact on their field of expertise.