Future Leaders Youth Awards 2014.
UKZN’s Youngest Dr, Sandile Kubheka, scooped the prize for Best in Health at the recently held Future Leaders Youth Awards 2014. Kubheka on hearing the announcement tweeted, ‘I just won. Feeling humble and blessed’.
Kubheka began his formal schooling at the tender age of 5. He was promoted in April of his Grade 6 year to Grade 7 and completed his schooling at Siyamukhela High School at the age of 15. He then enrolled at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine where he served in the Rural Development Club, in the Happy Valley Clinic and in the Medical Student’s Representative Council. Kubheka, who hails from Newcastle in KZN, was voted by his MBChB class as a recipient for the Yashiv Sham Bursary for having compassion and caring qualities and the Enid Gordon Jacob Good fellowship Prize for character and good conduct which in the eyes of his fellow classmates promoted good companionship.
Kubheka is currently serving his internship at Grey’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg. He hopes to eventually register for a Masters of Medicine degree, specializing in Internal Medicine and to super specialize at some stage in Endocrinology. The medical class of 2013 also voted Kubheka as most likely to be ‘the next Minister of Health’.