22 May 2023

Lethabo Malatji

Occupational Therapist

Lethabo qualified as an occupational therapist from the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (previously Medunsa) in Ga Rankuwa in 2018. Since qualifying, she has also competed a short course in labour law at UCT, as well as some other professional courses like a psychiatric evaluation tool and then also a physical evaluation course.

Since Lethabo completed her community service in Limpopo, she has worked in private practice and also at a school for children requiring additional support.

Lethabo sees herself not as a generalist, but rather as a specialist in one niche area. She joined SAMBT in 2023 and is currently undergoing a specialist O&M practitioner course at the College of O&M at SA Guide Dogs.

Lethabo speaks of her interest as an OT, “ in how a client functions”. This interest then extends to the client who is blind and how the client who is blind gets around and gets things done.