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Tinashe Chandauka

South Africa-at-Large, 2015

Tinashe Chandauka
  • Current Place of Residence: East London, South Africa

  • University: University of Cape Town

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)

Tinashe Chandauka is the son of Emily Chandauka and Joshua Chandauka. He was born in Zimbabwe and completed his high school education (St Stithians College) and undergraduate medical training with honours (University of Cape Town) in South Africa. His passion for Surgery and healthcare training in Africa inspired him to co-found the International Association of Student Surgical Societies and lead it as its first President. Furthermore, he has excelled at sport and completed the Cape Town Marathon, the South African Ironman 70.3 and numerous half marathons. He partook in the South African President's Award for Youth Empowerment program and was awarded "Gold" status later representing the organization at a youth parliament debate.