Nominee 10 – The Next Generation of Brave: Meet Pharmacist Assistant Appearance Sibuyi from Limpopo

This Pharmacist Assistant in training, mentored under the helpful hands of pharmacist Rex Dlamini, has a hunger and a passion to master his field.hunger and a passion to master his field.

Appearance Sibuyi is a Pharmacist Assistant in training in his hometown of Giyani in Limpopo. Growing up in Giyani, Appearance says there weren’t many opportunities, so when he got a chance to train as an assistant at the local pharmacy, he saw it as his big break.

Mentoring him in his hometown, is pharmacist Rex Dlamini who runs a Pharmacist Assistant training programme that gives graduates the opportunity to gain pharmaceutical experience. Over the past 15 years, Dlamini has trained over 80 assistants who have gone on to be the breadwinners of their families.

Appearance values the mentorship he’s receiving, because he believes mistakes can happen easily without it. “If a mentorship is in place, it can help us to grow, to be consistent and to have discipline. I believe discipline is the most important thing,” he says.

Dlamini, who has over 4 decades of experience as a pharmacist, noticed Appearance has a hunger and a passion to be successful and he shows commitment to achieving his goals. “I think he fits well into the Next Generation of Brave, because he is confident but still prepared to learn,” Dlamini says.

Season 2 of ‘Sponsors of Brave’ has been a resounding success with thousands of nominations pouring in and a phenomenal 10 overall inspirational nominees chosen.  The nominees are all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world around them.

The 2020 Sponsors of Brave campaign – a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 – aims to celebrate the unsung heroes and brave professionals in healthcare. In particular, season 2 recognises that pursuing a career in healthcare during the height of a pandemic is the definition of a Generation of Brave and aims to shine a spotlight on the succession of healthcare heroes.

It’s your last chance to vote for the reader’s choice

Click here to vote for Appearance Sibuyi and Rex Dlamini  and learn more about them by watching this video:

Meet aspiring Pharmacist Assistant Appearance Sibuyi (

The registered NPO Rex Dlamini nominated is:

Vutlhari Health & Environment Organisation

The winning readers choice and judges choice nominees will both walk away with R25 000 towards their studies.

Their winning mentor’s both win a trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice to the value of R50 000 and the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to any registered NPO charity they wish to support.

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