Margaret was born and raised in Johannesburg. After matriculating from Mayfair Convent school, she studied music at Johannesburg College of Education and University of the Witswatersrand.
After working in the entertainment industry for several years, Margaret decided to explore the medical realm. This led her to become the Practice Manager for Dr I Labuschagne, her husband and an ENT Surgeon, where she remained for 16 years. Thereafter, she moved to Morningside Clinic to work for Dr Rogan (Orthopaedic Surgeon), and from here, she was given the opportunity to help Dr Both build up his orthopedic surgery practice.
In November 2011, Margaret relocated to Cape Town and became Elise Beeby's personal assistant. After assisting Elise's practice to grow from strength to strength, Margaret joined Palm Tree Clinic alongside Elise when it opened its doors in 2012. This is when Margaret realized her passion for psychiatry, assisting patients with their needs, savoring in all momentous success stories and working with a strong, supportive team.
Margaret lives her life according to the motto that "quitting is never an option". With a positive mindset, she will always find the way forward and persevere on the road to success, no matter the challenge. Bringing this mantra to her work at Palm Tree Clinic is what makes Margaret such a valuable member of our team.
Born in Durban, Trudie attended school in Pietermaritzburg and after matriculating, completed her nursing diploma in Pretoria. Upon qualifying, she worked as a scrub sister before moving to Cape Town.
In Cape Town, she gained experience in Geriatric Nursing and in the Industrial field. At this time, she also developed skills in bookkeeping and payroll and was involved in all statutory reports as well as Workman’s Compensation. In addition, she studied Kinesiology part-time.
In January 2013 Trudie joined the Palm Tree Clinic team and it was through her experience at the facility that her interest and passion for psychiatric patient welfare grew.
Trudie then went on to work at another psychiatric clinic for two and a half years where she had the opportunity to do a number of short courses in psychiatry. In February 2019, however, she decided to return to Palm Tree Clinic and is proud to be part of the facility's holistic program and team.
Growing up, Dr Malengret was always passionate about the community and helping people. This led her to apply for and successfully complete a medical degree at the University of Witswatersrand. Thereafter, she decided to relocate to Cape Town in order to complete her internship training. It was during this time that her passion and interest for holistic and integrative health grew.
Subsequently, she decided to apply for and was successfully granted a psychiatric post at Lentegeur hospital for her community service. It was through her experiences as a doctor that she became aware of the significance of mental illness and the burden it carries. This later inspired her to join the team at Palm Tree Clinic in January 2019, as one of the General practitioners as well as hospital manager.