- Doctor Siyamak Saleh is the very first South African health practitioner to get his account verified on TikTok
- Dr Siya first joined the app to have fun with his child but soon turned it into a platform to inform the world about health issues
- Dr Siya now has over 250 thousand followers and fans who love watching his TikTok video advice
Social media is no longer only for entertainment and is now being used to both educate and inform. A South African doctor, Dr Siyamak Saleh, recently discovered that TikTok was the perfect place for him to share valuable health and safety information with the world.
What started out as fun and games with his nine-year-old daughter soon turned into a TikTok page filled with clips of Dr Siya - as his beloved TikTok followers know him - informing everyone on the different matters of health.
“I realised there was a lot of misinformation out there, so I decided to use my platform to educate people about Covid – my content touched on everything from symptoms to complications and treatments,” he says.
Dr Siya has since gone on to become the first and only South African doctor to get his TikTok page verified by the TikTok association - something he is undoubtedly very proud about, and honestly, who wouldn't be.
Considering the positive response he received from his followers about Covid education, the 39-year-old then also decided to use his page to break the stigma around HIV, raise awareness about women’s health, and to debunk common medical myths – of course, with his own TikTok flair.
In other Briefly.co.za news, having a great teacher can not only make your schooling experience amazing but can also ensure that your marks are amazing. Mthana Sakhumzi shared a cute post about his lovely history teacher.
According to Mthana, in his history class, there are two girls and seven boys. Even with such a small class, their history teacher, Ms Skenjana, still made sure to put in the work to help her students.
Mthana and his classmates held a small braai as a little "thank you" gesture for their lovely teacher. He shared the post to the #ImStaying group on Facebook and it's already gained over 2 500 reactions from Stayers.
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