Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile, 28, was amongst the youngest Doctors during the Pandemic.

Frontline doctors in South Africa played a heroic role during the Covid-19 pandemic. With limited resources and overwhelming patient numbers, they exhibited unwavering dedication and resilience. These healthcare professionals tirelessly treated Covid-19 patients, often putting their own health at risk. They adapted swiftly to evolving medical protocols and strived to save lives amidst unprecedented challenges.


Their compassion and selflessness shone as they provided comfort to patients isolated from loved ones. South Africa’s frontline doctors demonstrated the true essence of heroism, inspiring hope and unity during one of the most challenging times in modern history. Their sacrifices and commitment to healing will be remembered for generations to come.

Meet Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile, 28-year-old South African born inspirational Medical Doctor, she was on the frontline against Covid 19, Change-maker, Keynote Speaker and Vice President of Mental Matters – an organisation dedicated to the education and destigmatisation of mental illness, and the promotion of mental health in youth and society as a whole.

Dr Khanyile is the epitome of what hard work, commitment and passion can achieve. She attained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2015, from the University of Witwatersrand. Following the successful completion of her degree, the trailblazing doctor served at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg before heading to Sebokeng Hospital in 2018. She is currently based at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital as a Registrar in the Paediatric Department.

Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile also uses her medical knowledge to answer frequently asked questions on various radio shows and in the print media. She is part of an incredible project with Investec Private Banking, where she discusses interesting topics with other doctors.