Friday Profile: Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

This Friday, 702 host, Azania Mosaka explored the interests and passions of Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng.

Mofokeng is a medical doctor, an activist, facilitator, speaker and columnist. She also runs a reproductive health clinic in Sandton and serves as the Vice-Chairperson of the Sexual and Reproductive Coalition (SRJC).​

Mofokeng says what makes her job special is having people and her patients trust her with their most intimate aspects of their lives.

As soon as i knew what a doctor was, i always wanted to be one.

Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Reproductive Doctor

Mofokeng says she grew up in a small town in the Free State called Phuthaditjhaba and goes on to say that she had a blissful childhood.

She adds that the first language she learned is sign language because her mom taught at a school for deaf children.

No one can ever describe how intense medical school is. You have a lot of work to do in a short period of time.

Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Reproductive Doctor

Mofokeng also established a youth friendly clinic in Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape while she was still studying in medical school. She explains that she also trained some of the nurses about sexual health and how to engage with younger people in the area.

It was interesting how after every visit at the clinics, i had young people wait for me outside of the clinics. That got me thinking and asking, what is it about the system that doesn't enable young people to feel safe to discuss sexual with other nurses and practitioners.

Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Reproductive Doctor

Listen to the Friday Profile interview here:

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Ryki is making waves on the local music scene #702Unplugged

Ryki is making waves on the local music scene #702Unplugged

Ryki released her latest single from the EP, Throw You Down, earlier this year.

The journey of SA's influential woman Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe

The journey of SA's influential woman Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe

Moloi Motsepe is the founder of African Fashion International which hosts the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week annually in South Africa.

Hugh Masekela on his passion in bringing the Regina Brooks story to the stage

Hugh Masekela on his passion in bringing the Regina Brooks story to the stage

The play is a true story of a white woman who racially reclassified in the '50s so she could live with her Zulu partner and child.

The Nameless Band rocks #702Unplugged

The Nameless Band rocks #702Unplugged

The Nameless Band is an Afro-soul band that came into the limelight when they released their debut single in April 2017.

10111 call centre agents strike looks set to intensify

10111 call centre agents strike looks set to intensify

According to EWN reporter, Pelane Phakgadi a court application has been brought by the SAPS against the protesters.

Health Feature: How to give up sugar in 14 days

Health Feature: How to give up sugar in 14 days

Stefni Herbert, Health24 content producer shares her amazing journey of how she give up sugar.

Popular articles
It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Still young(ish)? Consider the single best thing you can do to increase your wealth by much more than the inflation rate.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.