MEC Dr Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo was born in a serene part of KwaZulu-Natal in a little town in Umbumbulu. He began his illustrious career at Dlangezwa High School and later enrolled at the University of Natal, Durban (1980 - 1985) where he excelled in the field of Medicine.
He later pursued further studies in psychology and sociology. In order to spearhead a holistic treatment and management of clinical processes, he further attained post graduate accolades in public health as well as strategic and project management. His passion for raising the quality of lives of ordinary people and his concern for addressing the pandemic of HIV and Aids and exponential increase of TB and opportunistic diseases motivated him to extend his professional understanding thereby attaining a postgraduate diploma in HIV and Aids management.
His humble contribution and far reaching implications to ensuring that the people of South Africa and in particular KwaZulu-Natal strive towards attaining freedom led to him joining the people's army, Umkhonto Wesizwe at a very early age. This led to his incarceration in Robben Island.
Dr Dhlomo has practiced as a Medical Practitioner at King Edward Hospital. He has had his own practice at Madadeni Medical Centre in Newcastle.
He has also served as an academic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal lecturing in Public Health and advising the Vice Chancellor.
His insatiable desire to serve communities was to a degree achieved when he joined the eThekwini Metro Municipality as a deputy city manager: Health and Social Services.
He paralleled his commitment as a clinician by also contributing immensely to ring fencing programmes with other medical officials around the province, one such very successful operation is the Khanya Africa Volunteer initiative. He serves as a director on the board. Dr Dhlomo, a Freedom Fighter; a Medical Practitioner; a Provincial Executive Member of the ANC in KZN, our MEC for Health is a proud dad of three beautiful children.