Nigeria is the highest exporter of medical doctors to South Africa

Nigeria is the highest exporter of medical doctors to South Africa

Nigerian doctors are plenty in South Africa more than you can ever think.

Many of them are on the outskirts of the city, some are even in the villages.

A Nigerian doctor based in Pretoria said: “There is no nation in this world that has more medical doctors in South Africa than Nigeria”.

Many of these doctors came for greener pasture as times have been hard for them in Nigeria.

However, it is shocking that the South African media have refused to highlight the huge contributions of Nigerian medical doctors to the South African health system but are always quick to spotlight any negative story about Nigerians in South Africa.

Nomphumelelo Ngamlana, a South African lady who lives in Diesploot said: “I have met many Nigerian doctors in South Africa and some of them are really nice. I don’t know the one that is more popular in South Africa, Nigerian doctors or Nigerian pastors?”.

However, very few quacks have been discovered amongst the Nigerian doctors in South Africa.

Late November 2015, a Nigerian man, Anton Nwuafor was arrested allegedly using fake qualifications to practice as a “doctor” in Polokwane, Limpopo for years.

Nwuafor was also in South Africa illegally at the time of his arrest.

Efforts by to get the actual number of Nigerian doctors in South Africa proved abortive as at press time.


Facebook Comments

About author

Femi Oshin
Femi Oshin 188 posts

Femi Oshin is a publisher at and Producer /Presenter of Agogo Ayo on Africa Magic Yoruba.

You might also like

SACA calls on CSA board to intervene in ‘ongoing damage’

Cape Town – The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) today called on the board of directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) to act decisively in order to deal with the ongoing damage being caused to the game in South Africa.  This follows the latest controversy caused by attempts by CSA to revoke the match-day accreditation…

Business 0 Comments


PRETORIA – Taxi commuters and motorists should expect major disruptions to transport services and traffic on Wednesday morning as members of the National Taxi Alliance march through the Pretoria CBD.

Sports 0 Comments


Nigeria goes into this fixture under significant psychological pressure, as defeat would consign them to an early exit from the tournament. Gernot Rohr’s team were unconvincing in their first match


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply