Professor Nombulelo Magula is Head of UKZN’s Department of Internal medicine and serves on the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee for the National Minister of Health in South Africa. She serves on the MAC as an internal medicine specialist and clinical researcher in the Clinician’s and Research committees. Magula has been working in the field of TB and HIV since qualifying as a Specialist Physician in 2002. In the past 10 years she led the Adult HIV clinic at King Edward VIII Hospital.  Her research interests lie in the field of TB and HIV. Magula graduated with a PhD in Medicine in 2015 following her thesis titled: “Metabolic Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy in a South African Black Population”.  Her study investigated the prevalence of metabolic complications (dysglycaemia and dyslipidaemia) and body fat distribution patterns associated with HIV infection and compared this with HIV negative controls.