It is with great sadness that I report the death of my friend and colleague, Richard Anthony Venniker, on 27 October 2017.
Lynne Baker was born in Potchefstroom on the 28th June 1928. His high school education was at Jeppe Boys’ High School in Johannesburg and he then went to the University of the Witwatersrand, where he qualified with an MB, ChB in 1951. Following this he returned to Potchefstroom and worked as a General Practitioner. He decided to do surgery and began his surgical training at Aberdeen University under Prof Hugh Dudley and Prof George Mavor, one of the pioneers in the management of venous disease and arterial surgery which became major interests of Lynne’s. He completed his Royal College Fellowship in Edinburgh in 1958 and proceeded to Mc Gill University in Montreal, Canada where he completed a Master of Science degree.
Mrs. Yvonne Pyne-James – 13 April 1934 – 10 April 2017 It was with great sadness that the office bearers and administrative staff of the Association, and the surgical community in general, heard of the sudden demise of Mrs. Yvonne Pyne-James earlier this week. Yvonne served the Association of Surgeons of South Africa the Surgeons of South […]
It is with regret that we advise that Dr Myron Lange died on Tuesday,12 December 2016, after a long illness. Dr Lange was considered by many to be the “father of Breast Surgery” at Wits and helped develop this sub-specialty into an area of excellence in research, training and […]
Surgery in Cape Town has lost one of its most loyal servants. Harold Spilg had died peacefully on 19th June 2016 in Israel. Harold, as he was known to everyone, was born in Lithuania in 1929. His family moved to South Africa and settled in Port Elizabeth. He matriculated from Grey High School in 1946 […]
We all mourn the death of Dr Peter Jeffery, a giant in the administration of Surgery in South Africa. He was a loyal servant of ASSA over two decades. Originally an elected member of the Executive Committee, he became our Secretary in 1992. In 1995 Peter became treasurer when Ray Dawson succeeded him as Secretary. […]