When you think doctor, it's easy to picture your local GP or a surgeon in scrubs, but these young doctors are changing the game.
Dr Musa Mthombeni is well known by many as a child star when he was a presenter on a YoTV children’s show on SABC 1.
After he left YoTV, he pursued a career in the entertainment industry, including hosting a midnight slot show on YFM while studying medicine at Wits University.
He admits there was a time when he had to take a break from showbiz to focus on his studies. “I have always wanted to become a doctor from a young age, so the presenting job just came along because I loved TV.”
He made his comeback on television screens two months back on Trending SA on SABC 3, replacing Shaka Sisulu who left the show, and South Africans love him.
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Dr Adè van Heerden showed us beauty and brains can go hand in hand when she was crowned Miss South Africa last month, while some doctors, such as Van Heerden was the first princess in last year’s competition, but automatically became Miss SA when Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe last month.
The lifestyle and culinary medicine enthusiast has recently joined The Morning Show on eTV as a co-host for the daily show. Speaking to Independent Media earlier, she said the most common stereotype about medical doctors is that “if I’m dressed up or even look too beautiful, I’m not respected as a doctor.”
P E R S P E C T I V E 🌿 ▪️ Scrolling through my Instagram I always see girls commenting on pictures things like; #bodygoals #strongnotskinny ▪️ Now this kind of upsets me, because the human body is so complex and NO body is the same. No one else can be your #bodygoals ▪️ The only goals there should be are; - healthy bodies (whatever that is to YOU) - balanced diets (eating intuitively) - happiness as a choice - constant growth ▪️ If we can all stop comparing ourselves and rather embark on a journey to becoming the best version of ourselves life would be so much more beautiful! #selflove #healthybody #bodylove #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #balance #growth #happiness #doctor #perspective #medicine #girl #women #queens #beyourbest
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Dr Sivu Madikana has been dubbed as a classy and sophisticated public-sector doctor when he made waves on social media for using the platform to influence and educate people on medical issues.
The young physician and fashionista was announced as one of GQ’s top 10 best-dressed South African men and is listed as one of South Africa’s top 200 young people last year.
When Madikana, popularly known as Dr Sivu, is not talking about medical matters or advocating a healthy lifestyle, he is modelling and bringing the heat on his Instagram page.
Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile is probably one of the most loved young doctors today.
Her social media followers are doctors love her for her fun spirit and funny Instagram post. Besides being socialite, Khanyile spends most of her time working with her passion — children. As she gets ready to be a qualified paediatrician. "I'm a real girl in a big world trying to save little people," said Khanyile on a social media post.