While serving on the University structures he also held many national portfolio positions such as Ministerial appointment to HPCSA (2 terms) and Chair of Education & Registration Committee of HPCSA. He has served as member of the National Health Research Ethics Committee. Member of EXCO of the Association of Surgeons of South Africa. Served as Senator of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and elected President of the CMSA (3 years) served term as Chairman of Medical research Council (3 years). Currently Chairman of the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) and also President of SAMA (2014/2015).
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupled with military campaigns, might succeed with the African kingdoms, tribal areas and Boer republics in South Africa. In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner for the British Empire to bring such plans into being. Among the obstacles were the presence of the independent states of the South African Republic and the Kingdom of Zululand and its army. The Zulu nation spectacularly defeated the British at the Battle of Isandlwana . Eventually though the war was lost resulting in the end of the Zulu nation's independence.