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South Africa’s Youngest Female Doctor

Can you imagine a young 21 year old female already being a medical doctor? Well that is Dr Thakgalo Thibela.

The young Dr Thibela matriculated with a whole 7 distinctions while she was just 15 years of age.



She has now completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) through Wits University in Johannesburg.

It is understood that the young doctor is now in training where she is at the Helen Joseph Hospital situated in Johannesburg.

The spokesperson of The Health Practice Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Priscilla Sekhoyana, confirmed that Thibela is indeed the youngest Active Doctor in their database.

Dr Thibela is a village girl from Mpumalanga and said that it was definitely not an easy task to complete.

She was a top achiver since she began school at the age of 6 years.

She was made to skip some grades due to her very high performance.

She said that she is enjoying what she does.  

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HPCSA Mpumalanga Priscilla Sekhoyana South Africa Thakgalo Thibela

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