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Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Sandika Baboolal, 34

Sandika Baboolal, 34

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, lecturer, researcher, PhD candidate, Glaucoma Fellow
University of KwaZulu Natal

Sandika Baboolal is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, lecturer and PhD candidate, as well as the first South African to be accepted into the Glaucoma Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, a prestigious and internationally renowned institute in the field of...

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Leigh-Ann Carey, 32

Leigh-Ann Carey, 32

Communications officer
Massmart

Leigh-Ann Carey has had a measurable effect in the past three years as a passionate advocate for women seeking abortions, especially those in impoverished areas. Her volunteer activities, which are as varied as her skills, include: helping people understand and...

Bongekile Macupe | mg.co.za
Malangu Blose, 32

Malangu Blose, 32

PhD candidate (immunology)
University of Witwatersrand

Asked what her biggest surprise has been on her personal journey, Malangu Blose says, “I mean, being a PhD candidate was never really part of the plan. So I could say that that on its own has been quite the surprise for me.” Blose’s surprise will benefit the medical...

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Melusi Dhlamini, 32

Melusi Dhlamini, 32

Director of clinical services
Marie Stopes South Africa

Dr Melusi Dhlamini is a medical practitioner who focuses on obstetrics and gynaecology and is the director of clinical services at Marie Stopes South Africa.He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of abortion services at the facility. He sees all of...

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Kapil Narain, 24

Kapil Narain, 24

Student and chairperson
Covid-19 Technical Working Group at FAMSA

Kapil Narain wants to build a community of medical professionals who comprehend their patients’ struggles beyond a biomedical vacuum. He hopes to contribute to improving the level of healthcare in South African through research and advocacy, and to this end he is...

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Dr Phale Phillemon Machacha, 35

Dr Phale Phillemon Machacha, 35

Medical Doctor
Department of Health

Dr Phale Phillemon Machacha grew up as a sickly child. The lack of doctors in his hometown of Burgersfort in Limpopo meant that no one could detect what was wrong with him. He was later diagnosed with hydronephrosis, the swelling of a kidney because of a build-up of...

Bongekile Macupe | mg.co.za
Dr Cosnet Lerato Rametse, 28

Dr Cosnet Lerato Rametse, 28

Clinician scientist (MD) and PhD candidate
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Dr Cosnet Lerato Rametse is a clinician scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town. During her studies, she had found that content was mostly founded on data derived from first-world populations, and that there was a lack of room to explore the content...

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Phumudzo Ndwambi, 33

Dr Phumudzo Ndwambi marvels at how women surgeons are taking up space with sheer force and doing a great job in a field that has long been conceived as a space in which men lead. She continues to thrive in the male-dominated field; this is evident in the leadership...

Bongekile Macupe | mg.co.za
Huzaifah Khan, 30

Huzaifah Khan, 30

Pharmacy manager
Lenmed

“With my work in vaccination, I would want to remove the doubts and misconceptions that lead to vaccine hesitancy,” said Huzaifah Khan. The 30-year-old pharmacy manager is currently pursuing a master’s in public health pharmacy and management, and is passionate about...

Fatima Moosa | mg.co.za
Zainab Kader, 29

Zainab Kader, 29

Trauma counsellor
City of Cape Town

Zainab Kader’s proudest moment says a lot about who she is. She was working in an impoverished area helping children with externalising behaviour such as aggression and focusing on family intervention. She had worked with fathers but soon realised that mothers were...

Rosie Goddard | mg.co.za
Afsana Kajee, 34

Afsana Kajee, 34

Medical scientist
National Health Laboratory Services

It seems as if every day we take the wonders of modern medicine for granted but, as the world is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re reminded of the need for talented researchers behind medical advancements. Minds like that of Afsana Kajee, who works at the...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Caroline Pule, 30

Caroline Pule, 30

Medical scientist
Stellenbosch University, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

It’s hard to know where to start when introducing the multidimensional Caroline Pule. She spends most of her time at Stellenbosch University’s Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, making the most of her extensive knowledge attained through a MMedSc...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Nhlanhla Mafarafara, 35

Nhlanhla Mafarafara, 35

Pharmacist/pharmacy manager
Matlala District Hospital

Inspiring confidence in the public healthcare sector is a task that Nhlanhla Mafarafara has set himself. He’s a pharmacist and the pharmacy manager at Matlala District Hospital in Limpopo, and a strong believer in values-based leadership. In 2019 he was asked to step...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Dr Chelsea Zindoga, 27

Dr Chelsea Zindoga, 27

Medical doctor and humanitarian
South Rand Hospital (Gauteng Department of Health), Thalitha Children’s Trust

There’s perhaps no one more respected and appreciated in the world right now than the brave healthcare workers manning the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s there you’ll find one of South Africa’s brightest young medical professionals, Dr Chelsea Zindoga,...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Chantal van Zitters, 35

Chantal van Zitters, 35

General practitioner
#One Health Care

Quality, affordable healthcare seems more important than ever. Chantal van Zitters, a Cape Town-based medical practitioner, is dedicated to bringing this standard of care to those who need it most. At 30, Van Zitters started her own practice. In only four years, she...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za
James van Duuren, 26

James van Duuren, 26

Deputy secretary
People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM-SA)

James van Duuren would like to leave a positive mark on South Africa’s healthcare system. As the deputy secretary for the People's Health Movement South Africa, Van Duuren has been inspired through his work for the organisation to push for a strengthened primary...

Fatima Moosa | mg.co.za
Dr Jonathan Macauley, 31

Dr Jonathan Macauley, 31

Medical doctor
Department of Health

Dr Jonathan Macauley is a medical doctor and HIV clinician whose passion lies in healthcare administration.He currently serves in a rural area in North West, where he helps facilitate the sub-district's decentralised multidrug-resistant tuberculosis(MDR-TB) programme....

Fatima Moosa | mg.co.za
Gloria Mothapo, 27

Gloria Mothapo, 27

Medical officer

Dr Gloria Mothapo joined the Fees Must Fall Movement when she was a member of the student representative council at the University of Witwatersrand. This was another movement — after the 1976 student uprising — that shook the higher education system across the country...

Bongekile Macupe | mg.co.za
Dr Thozama Siyotula, 34

Dr Thozama Siyotula, 34

Medical doctor (paediatric surgery)
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hopsital Cape Town, University of Cape Town South Africa

Thozama Siyotula is a medical doctor whose main focus is paediatric surgery. She is also the president of the South African Paediatric Surgical Trainees Association. Siyotula wants to see all children in South Africa, regardless of socioeconomic status, being able to...

Tshegofatso Mathe | mg.co.za
Ken Mark Kabongo, 25

Ken Mark Kabongo, 25

Physiotherapist and clinical educator
South African Rugby Union (SA Schools), Boland Kavaliers Rugby Union, Ajax Cape Town Football Club & University of Cape Town

More than 140 injuries were sustained during the Rugby World Cup’s 45 matches in 2019. Athletes expose themselves to a much higher risk of getting injured than the average couch potato. This is where Ken Kabongo comes in. At the age of 25, Kabongo opened a...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za
Sibongile Mongadi, 29

Sibongile Mongadi, 29

Founder
Uku’hamba

Sibongile Mongadi’s work has the potential to greatly improve lives of amputees across South Africa. A passionate entrepreneur, she is the founder of Uku’hamba, a start-up company that focuses on biotechnology and healthcare manufacturing. Utilising 3D printer and 3D...

Luke Feltham | mg.co.za
Sipho Ncube, 25

Sipho Ncube, 25

Medical student and ambassador
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (United Nations Department of Global Communications)

It’s hard to imagine just where Sipho Ncube finds the time. Already a final-year medical student at the Southern Utah University in the United States, the 25-year-old is always on the lookout for opportunities to make a difference — whether that is in places back home...

Luke Feltham | mg.co.za
Kate Lara Solomons, 25

Kate Lara Solomons, 25

Internship co-ordinator
Trauma Clinic Foundation

Kate Solomons is the internship co-ordinator at the Trauma Clinic Foundation, an organisation that provides counselling for adolescents in underprivileged government high schools in Cape Town. Her proudest moments are when she can help individuals in her community. “I...

Theresa Mallinson | mg.co.za