[durban] - How Dr Khayelihle Ngcobo became one of a few black cardiothoracic surgeons

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Ngcobo described his progression from being a rural boy to qualifying as a doctor as both challenging and fulfilling. He had to make a quick transition from rural schools to Pinetown Boys’ High - a former Model C school. His new teacher told him that he could not become a doctor because his results were not good enough.

“The first six months was tough, it reduced me to an average pupil, although I was an A pupil at the previous school. When I obtained bad results, the teacher would tell me I could never become a doctor. But that spurred me on to improve my work, because I could not imagine myself doing anything else besides standing next to a patient’s bedside,” Ngcobo said....

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