Jacques joined SSEM Mthembu Medical in May 1999 and was employed as a Medical Technician based at our Cape Town Office. He received his National Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and completed his practical training and gained experience in fault finding, repairing of audio & visual electronic equipment, designing of electronic circuits, planning & installations of electronic equipment including video and audio systems before joining his new family at SSEM.

Jacques was quiet but confident in nature – he was conscientious and always distinguished himself with a high degree of professionalism in his career, these traits earned him the respect and admiration of his clients and peers in the medical field.

Jacques had a brilliant mind for electronics and computer systems. While at SSEM Mthembu Medical, he specialised in Neurology as well as the Pulmonary Lung function equipment.

Jacques was much more than a medical technician, he was extremely well liked and loved by all that he came into contact with, this resulted in many strong friendships with clients, colleagues and fellow technicians in the field.

He recently got engaged and was about to be married in November 2011 and start a whole new chapter in his life - sadly it was not to be.

Jacques fell ill with TB Meningitis and was admitted to the Cape Gate Medi-Clinic Hospital, despite the efforts of medical staff, Jacques passed away at the age of 36 on the 28th September 2011.

Jacques will be sorely missed by his extended family at SSEM Mthembu Medical and the entire South African medical industry as a whole.

Jacques will continue to occupy a special place in our hearts and the experiences we shared will keep the fond memories of this truly exceptional individual treasured.

We offer our condolences to his fiancé, family and loved ones, and wish them courage and strength during this difficult time.

With this we say a reluctant farewell, and rest in peace to our colleague and friend.


Press release termination of distribution agreement Verathon

SSEM Mthembu Medical (PTY) LTD terminates distribution agreement with Verathon Medical effective 19th November 2019

9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) Congress in Arusha, Tanzania.  

Africa Health 2018 Exhibition

Africa Health 2018

The SSEM team together with our international partners - Steelco, Hamilton Medical, Fanem, and Nihon Kohden, attended the Africa Health 2018 exhibition at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

Creating High Customer Value

Creating High Customer Value

Nihon Kohden Middle East recently held their annual partners meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Create High Customer Value” ...

SAALAS International Conference

SAALAS International Conference

The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 took place at beautiful Spier Farm in Cape Town from 1 November to 3 November.

SATS Conference 2017

SATS Conference 2017

The 19th National SATS Congress took place at the world class Century City Conference Centre from 22 – 25 August 2017.

Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care


With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

The 18th of July marks the birthday of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Africa Health 2017


The country's biggest healthcare exhibition kicked off on the 8th of June 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

SASA Western Cape Update Meeting


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently partook in the SASA Western Cape Update Meeting which was held the scenic Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town.

27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently attended the 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT in beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

SASA Congress 2017


The SASA congress is an annual event that is dedicated to the discipline of Anaesthesia at both Academic and Clinical level.

Sean Chetty – 2017 Winner of the SSEM Mthembu Academic Prize


SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic Award for 2017 announced.

SASA Congress 2016


SSEM Mthembu Medical attended the SASA Congress 2016 from 26 February to 1 March 2016 in Bloemfontein.

SA National Blood Transfusion Congress 2015


SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 33rd National Blood Transfusion Congress...