A leader in addressing and finding nutritional solutions for African communities, using local available food models.
To promote the sustainability and the proper utilization of our natural resources to combat the grief of hunger and poverty, reducing debilitating medical conditions in our societies, through application of scientific evidence, research, monitoring and evaluation.
OUR MOTTO: STRIVE FOR BALANCE
Do you suffer from any of the following conditions? (kungabe unenkinga yalezi zifo ezilandelayo?)
Are you thinking of seeing a Dietician? (kungabe ucabanga ukuyobona uSomsoco?)
The company was newly founded by Mr. Lindani Vincent Gumede in December 2016. The holistic idea was to address the nutritional problems affecting mainly African communities, using the food models available locally in the language that is easy to understand, as well as to ensure the sustainability in their homes so as to combat food insecurity in our communities.
LINDANI VINCENT GUMEDE
The name of the company “Nkateko” was named after my son; it is a Tsonga name meaning, “We are fortunate”. Africans are fortunate to have someone in this era who will address nutritional issues in their languages that they understand so as to properly manage any debilitating medical conditions in our societies.
Mr. L.V. Gumede started his primary education at Mbodla Primary School and went to Ezinhlabeni High School where he completed his matric in the Northern part of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2007 he went to University of Zululand to do BSc in Nutrition for a year only and then went on to Medunsa Campus in 2008 to complete his BSc in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. He worked at Ixopo Christ The King Hospital for the duration of one year community service, and worked at Emseleni Hospital after the completion of community service. He then went into private practice in 2016 to date.
We are currently working with Department of Correctional Services assisting with nutritional services for offenders. Offices are based at Harding Medical Centre; Mpilenhle Medical Centre (Greytown and Howick); Dr Parak and Silas’s Surgery at Ixopo; Port Shepstone opposite Hibiscus Private Hospital and Luminjalo Medical Centre in Pietermaritzburg. We are also currently able to service in-patients in Pietermaritzburg at DayMed Private Hospital, MediClinic Hospital, Net Care St Anne’s hospital and Midlands Medical Centre, with Hibiscus in Port Shepstone at the moment.
Raeesa Amin completed her matric at Maritzburg Muslim School for Girls (MMSG) and went on to complete her BSc Degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2015. She participated in Infant and Young Child Feeding programs and the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM).
Raeesa completed her one year community service at Christ The King Hospital in Ixopo in the year 2016. During this time at Christ The King Hospital, she obtained invaluable experience addressing food insecurity in the communities through community nutrition as well as in treating malnutrition and diseases of lifestyle conditions. Directly in line with our vision, Raeesa comes with insight into working with impoverished communities and has also been involved with NGO’s over the years. Her involvement and passion for volunteer work enables her to be able to work with people of all ages, races, cultures, abilities and so forth resulting in a good quality of service being rendered.
Raeesa also comes from a strong Islamic background and can therefore address queries regarding halaal and haraam status and provide valuable insight into religious based enquiries. She has also gained experience in the Food Service industry working at King Dinuzulu Hospital (690 bed hospital) and can thus cater for any individual irrespective of culture or creed as well as plan analyze and implement therapeutic diet menus for large scale catering institutions.