South Africa has gained a number of doctors who have not only created an audience for themselves on different social media platforms but have also gained celebrity through their different media and entertainment engagements. 

See some of the familiar face you might have seen on your social media feeds who really are practicing medical doctors.

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng 

Dr Tlaleng is a very well-known on the Twitter streets, but not only that, she is also a medical doctor that offers sexual health and wellness management.

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According to TimesLive, she is also a sexual and reproductive rights advocate and uses her social media for advocacy.

You may also recognise Dr Tlaleng's name because she writes a column called Sex Talk for Sunday Times and has written for The Guardian as well.

Dr Sindi van Zyl 

Dr Sindi, a "patients' rights activist", uses social media to teach about HIV. In this interview with Jacaranda FM, Sindi said: "I realised that I could leverage my social media presence with medical knowledge aimed at helping people make better health decisions.”

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Dr Musa Mthombeni

Former YOTV child star Musa Mthombeni grew up to study and practice medicine. After a short break from television, he returned to our screens as a co-host on the Trending SA show on SABC3.

According to TVSA, Musa dabbled with acting, when he featured on local drama series, and radio, when he worked with Voice of Wits FM in 2010 and was a host on YFM. 

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Dr Adè van Heerden

Dr Adè, refers to herself as a culinary medicine advocate and lifestyle medicine enthusiast. She is familiar to many of us, if not all, after being crowned Miss South Africa in 2017. Dr Adè told her social media followers that she will be rolling out full access to her free subscription website where she will share nutrition, health and exercise information this week.

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Dr Smile, Dr LexLeo 

Dr Alexander Rawhani wears a lot of hats; we have seen him on the red carpets, he has graced many stages as a rapper and he accommodates many celebrities on his dentist’s chair. 

Let us know who your favourite celebrity doctors are here.

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