I was born and bred in Bizana, Eastern Cape South Africa. I matriculated from Bizana Village High School, in Bizana, Eastern Cape, South Africa in 1991. I joined the Faculty of Health Sciences of the then University of Transkei (Now Walter Sisulu University) in 1992. I graduated with MBChB in 1997. I did Community Service at Frontier Hospital in Queenstown and Dordrecht Hospital in Dordrecht (both in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa). I obtained Diploma in Child Health [DCH (SA)] in 1999. From 2000, I joined King Edward Hospital and University of Natal (Now University of KwaZulu-Natal) in Durban as a Medical Officer, then a Registrar specializing in Paediatrics. I obtained my Fellowship in Paediatrics [FCPaed (SA)] in 2003. I went back to Frontier Hospital in Queenstown to work as a Paediatrician in 2004. In 2005, I joined Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital and University of The Witwatersrand to pursue training in Paediatric Cardiology. In May 2008, I was awarded the Certificate in Cardiology [Cert. Cardiology (SA) Paediatricians] by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. The Health Professions Council of South Africa registered me as a Paediatric Cardiologist in August 2008. I moved back to the Eastern Cape in 2009 and started a Paediatric Cardiac Unit and also to head Paediatrics and Child Health at Dora Nginza Hospital, Port Elizabeth. This Cardiac unit was formally registered for training of Fellows in 2010. I continued with establishing our cardiac unit as an interventions unit. I was elected to the Fellowship of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) in December 2014. From January 2017 to date, I was appointed as Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Lungile Pepeta are: Paediatric Cardiology Paediatric interventions Paediatric heart failure Grown up congenital heart diseases