Sandile Kubheka: Mzansi’s Youngest Doctor’s Story of Hard Work Inspires South Africans

Sandile Kubheka: Mzansi’s Youngest Doctor’s Story of Hard Work Inspires South Africans

  • Dr Sandile Kubheka became the youngest medical doctor in South Africa back in 2013 when he was just 20 years old
  • The internal medicine resident matriculated at the tender age of 15 after having started school at the age of five
  • Briefly News reshared Kubheka's journey on Facebook recently and comments of hope and motivation filled the post up

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Dr Sandile Kubheka went down in Mzansi's history books as one of the youngest medical doctors in history. Kubheka started Grade 1 at the age of five. While completing Grade 6, Kubheka was promoted to Grade 7.

The Newcastle native matriculated at the age of 15 and enrolled at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Kubheka served his medical residency at Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

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According to UKZN, he is planning on registering for a Master's of Medicine degree and wants to specialise in internal medicine.

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Sandile Kubheka went down in Mzansi's history books as the country's youngest medical doctor when he was just 20 years old. Image: @sandilekubheka
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Briefly News reshared Kubheka's story on Facebook and gained over 3 600 reactions:

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South Africans are once again inspired by Kubheka

Tshepi Martins said:

"Sandile is an inspiration to South Africans. Wish other youths could be inspired and follow in his footsteps."

Lorraine Kruger wrote:

"Well done Dr and God bless."

Nomimi Ndzwaiba commented:

"Some parents are really blessed shame, yhoo."

Nomhlophe Madlala shared:

"I know you, doctor, you are very young and knowledgeable."

Thabile T'bose added:

"Yeah, we know he skipped other grades because he's too intelligent. That's nice though."

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In other inspiring news, Briefly News previously reported that Mhlangabezi Mdutyana received his PhD in Observational Ocean Biogeochemistry from the University of Cape Town. This may sound like a feat on its own but to make things even more impressive, Mdutyana is the first black South African to obtain this doctoral degree.

Mdutyana's mother was a domestic helper and his father a security guard, he was raised in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. Mdutyana also slept on couches at friends' houses through his first year as his scholarship was not enough for him to make ends meet.

He was shocked beyond belief when he was informed that his Master's degree was upgraded to a PhD.

Source: Briefly News

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