Meet 27 Year Old Dr Thandeka Ngcobo and Board Member of GYEF

Dr Thandeka Ngcobo is a 27-year-old South African born inspirational and trailblazing Medical Doctor on the frontline against Covid-19, an Executive Board Member at the Godisanang Youth Empowering Foundation, Corporate Affairs Officer at Ngcobo Empire and Public Speaker.

She hails from a small village called Hluthankungu in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal. She was raised by a single parent and later became a teenage mother, Dr Ngcobo has succeeded against all odds.

Instead of being defeated by a teenage pregnancy, she matriculated as one of the top 10 students in the region and went to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from the University of Kwazulu Natal, becoming the second graduate in her family.

“My late mother is my heroine. She could have told me to stay home and raise my daughter, but instead she gave me the chance to thrive. And thrive I did”, she said.

Dr Thandeka Ngcobo is currently a Medical Officer at Rietvlei Hospital, she is also studying towards specializing in Pediatrics – to ensure the children of South Africa are cared for.

Credit: Women Power Africa

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