• Qualified as a medical doctor with MBChB in 1981 (then University of Natal in Durban).
  • General practitioner in private practice (based in Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth) since 1983.
  • Internship: Livingstone Hospital: 1982.
  • Medical officer: Livingstone Hospital: 1 January 1983 to 30 June 1983.
  • Completed the construction of the multi-disciplinary healthcare centre (Famhealth Medipark) in Gelvandale on 28 November 2008.


  • Attended Chatsworth High School in Durban: Matriculated in 1975. Was Head Prefect.
  • Attended the Rotary Leadership Course in 1974.


  • Wife: Alexandra: qualified nursing sister and stay at home mother.
  • Son: Prinesh: 29 years old: University of Cape Town Business Science graduate and Chartered Accountant; Regulatory Analyst at Santam Insurance Head Office in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Son: Kamlin: 25 years old: Dentist: qualified at University of Western Cape and working in Durban.
  • Siblings:
    • Leelavathie Moodley: eldest sister owns a clothing factory in Durban (with her husband)
    • Kesval Govender: elder brother: principal of Woolhope High School in Malabar, Port Elizabeth.
    • Kogilambal Govender: younger sister: qualified free lance dress designer in Durban.
    • Loganathan Govender: younger brother: medical doctor in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Current positions held: 

  1. Owner and managing director of Famhealth Medipark in Gelvandale, PE.
  2. Member of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Council.
  3. Board member of the Northern Areas Development Trust (NAPDI).
  4. CEO and Chairperson of Ecipa Healthcare: an organisation of 90 medical doctors in PE.
  5. Executive chairman of BOPHELA Investments, a national broad based black economic empowerment company with 208 medical professionals as shareholders.
  6. Director of South African Managed Care Cooperative, a national general practitioner organisation of 3500 doctors.
  7. Committee member: National Convention on Dispensing.
  8. Member of the Medscheme National Independent Practitioner Association Forum
  9. Member of the Discovery Health National Advisory Board.

Awards and acknowledgements: articles and photos viewable on my Linked In profile.

  1. Herald-GM Citizen of the Year 2011 in the category of Sustainable Development.
  2. Award for Service during the Northern Areas Uprising in 1990.
  3. The Herald Newspaper Hero of the Day on 3 occasions: 2011, 2014 and 2015
  4. PE Rotary Club: Citation for Meritorius Service in PE: 2015
  5. South Medical Association Spirit of Medicine Award: 19 September 2015
  6. Documentary on Famhealth by Discovery Health. Viewable on You Tube. “Starting a Healthcare Revolution” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di1BJLeRHsY&t=33s