Meet our Team


Wandiswa Zungu

Receptionist at Core Medical Centre 

 Wandisa, better known as “Wandi”, has been the receptionist at Core Medical Centre for just a over a year now. She is a hardworking, friendly, young lady, who always has a smile on her face. She has a Higher Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. She is currently furthering her studies in Office Administration with College SA. She ensures that all queries are dealt with in an efficient manner.


Suraksha Maharaj Dheeplall

Receptionist at Queensburgh Assessment Centre

 Suraksha, better known as “Sue”, has been the receptionist at Queensburgh Assessment Centre for the last 5 years. She has 13 years experience working in the medical practice field. She joined the Rochelle Thanjan Speech Therapy  team from November 2019. She is dedicated to her job and is always willing to go the extra mile for clients. She ensures that all patients are well taken care of during their visit to the centre. She  has a friendly and bubbly personality. Her hobby is reading. 


Merisa James

Speech Therapist

Merisa graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2018. She has been part of our team from March 2020. She has experience in the special needs population and enjoys working with children, helping them to communicate and reach their full potential. She prides herself in serving others to the best of her ability. Her interests include arts and culture, social networking, travel and baking.  Merisa has been a great addition to the fast-growing practice. 


Jemima Sigamoney

Speech Therapist

Jemima graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014.  She practiced speech therapy in the public health sector before joining Rochelle Thanjan Speech therapy in January 2016. Majority of her experience has been in private practice, where she has worked with toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-aged children, and adults. She enjoys working with all age groups and is flexible in providing age appropriate therapy. She prides herself in working with integrity and providing the best service for all her clients. Her work with children is not limited to the practice as she is also involved in outreach programs and the children’s development department at her local church. Her hobbies include adventure sport, travelling and enjoying quality time with loved ones.  


Rochelle Thanjan

Speech Therapist & Practice Owner

Rochelle opened, what was formerly known as Rochelle Seukaran Speech Therapy, in 2012.  Before deciding to venture out into private practice, she worked in both education and health sectors. Rochelle treats every client as if s/he were her only client and dedicates time and effort in understanding their individual profile so that they can receive customised, quality services. Her staff have been mentored by her, to ensure that our collective perspective is that communication and feeding are basic and essential human rights and we should do everything in our power to ensure that this right is achieved and enjoyed by all our clients. She is a member of SASLHA, SAMLA and is an executive member of the KZN CP association. She loves nature, travelling and animals.