Prof Errol A Holland
Johannesburg-born Professor Errol Holland qualified as a doctor from the University of Cape Town in 1972. This was followed by attaining his postgraduate specialist degree in Internal Medicine at Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg. He was then awarded a one-year fellowship at the George Town University Medical Center, Washington DC, and completed a second year in the United States as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jerome F Holland Research Facility of the American Red Cross, carrying out research on blood platelets.
He then returned to the University of Cape Town where he attained his PhD and registration in the subspecialty of Clinical Haematology. During his subsequent career, he has worked in the Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, the Deanery of the Faculty of Heath Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and has held senior positions within the Gauteng Department of Health. He took a position as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Limpopo on 1 April 2009. From 2015 to March 2018 he served as a consultant with the Foundation for Professional Development, an organization involved in training in the private sector. He is also a board member of the Foundation for Human Rights.
He has committed himself to the struggle for Justice and Human Rights since his days as a student and played a role within the progressive health sector throughout his professional career. The resolution of the inequities within the health dispensation remains top priority.