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Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Dr Ncumisa Jilata
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Africans rising Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Dr Ncumisa Jilata

Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata 29, is among the new batch of fellows for the Council of Neurosurgeons of South Africa, following their graduation at Glen ridge Church in Stamford Hill, Durban last week. The young achiever completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at Walter Sisulu University’s Mthatha Faculty of Health Sciences in 2009. Even though there is still a lot to do, it is clear that the face of Neurosurgery is certainly changing in several parts of Africa. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.

WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates
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Africans rising WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates

Carson Huey-You a 14-year-old boy has become one of the world’s youngest university graduates. He was just 11 when he began studying physics at Texas Christian University, also taking courses in Mathematics and Chinese. Carson is the youngest person to graduate in the University’s 144 year history. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and will return to TCU for his Master’s in Physics.

The world’s new heavyweight champion: Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua
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Africans rising The world’s new heavyweight champion: Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua

With the tattoo of the African continent and Nigeria mapped out on his right shoulder, the Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua who lays heavy claims to his roots continued his winning streak in his professional career and became the undisputed champion of the world heavyweight boxing. Joshua beat former champion and title holder Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round.

Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate
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Africans rising Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate

At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.