Talk:Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

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The article started at the beginning of March 2008 is a stub. Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital is notable, because as the only children's hospital in sub-Saharan Africa, it has encountered a greater variety and a greater number of patients over more years than perhaps any other children's hospital. It is very likely that there have been more operations separating conjoined twins at this hospital than at any other.

Because of its uniqueness, Red Cross Children's is also interesting as a lens through which the political changes in South Africa can be viewed. It is also an example of that fact that even under authoritarian governments, it is possible to defy oppressive and immoral policies. Under apartheid, many of the departments and units refused to comply with laws requiring separation of patients by race.