Prof Yosuf Veriava
Title: Non-Executive Director
Education: MBBCh, FCP, FRCP, PhD (Hon)
Location: Parktown, Johannesburg
Professor Veriava (better known as Joe) has had a long and illustrious medical career and he has made significant contributions to bioethics in South Africa.
As one of the 6 famous South African doctors who took the SAMDC to court over the unethical conduct of the doctors involved in the Steve Biko case, Professor Veriava is well-known for his commitment to the values of justice and fairness in medicine. Professor Veriava spent many years heading up the department of internal medicine at Wits University. He is still with the University in a specialist advisor role and he is pivotal to the functioning of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics.
.Currently, Mr Veriava sits on the Ministerial Task Team of the medical training of South African Students in Cuba. He also assists the MEC of Gauteng Department of Health as a co-convenor of the Independent Panel on Patient Safety and medico-legal litigation.