The music makers: Harmonisation in South AfricaBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.0i (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:i
- C H Vaughan Williams, principal medical officer
- Mosvold Hospital, Ingwavuma, South Africa
As a foreigner in South Africa you are not alone. Most people in the country are in a similar position. The old system kept different racial groups apart so effectively that they are now as strange to each other as different nations.
My first realisation of this was that only after three weeks on the men's ward did one of the nurses ask me if I came from overseas. In every other country I have been to, …