Top 100 Inspiring and Aspiring young South Africans- Independent Media

“In September 2012 Dr Bart Willems swam four and a half laps of the Long Street pool in Cape Town entirely under water. When he surfaced, he’d covered a distance of 114m and broken the South African freediving record. His feat was made extra special by the fact that he’d recovered from tuberculosis (TB) just five years earlier.”
– Independent Media “Top 100 Inspiring and Aspiring young South Africans”

 

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"A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015", The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Disease, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo shows: OFFICIAL PLENARY SESSION II: Tackling tuberculosis in key affected populations. Speaker: Phumeza Tisile, activist and the first South African survivor of XDR-TB. 'Defeating XDR-TB, disability and stigma: An ordinary call for extraordinary measures'. Photo ©Marcus Rose/The Union

“A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Disease, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo shows: OFFICIAL PLENARY SESSION II: Tackling tuberculosis in key affected populations. Speaker: Phumeza Tisile, activist and the first South African survivor of XDR-TB. ‘Defeating XDR-TB, disability and stigma: An ordinary call for extraordinary measures’. Photo ©Marcus Rose/The Union

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"A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015", The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Disease, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo shows: OFFICIAL PLENARY SESSION II: Tackling tuberculosis in key affected populations. Phumeza Tisile, activist and the first South African survivor of XDR-TB. Photo ©Marcus Rose/The Union

“A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Disease, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo shows: OFFICIAL PLENARY SESSION II: Tackling tuberculosis in key affected populations. Phumeza Tisile, activist and the first South African survivor of XDR-TB. Photo ©Marcus Rose/The Union

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