The Scientist.
Honors, Accolades & Achievements.


Thulile Khanyile, is a vibrant award-winning scientist and social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and co-director of Nka’Thuto EduPropeller NPO and Nka’Thuto TechnoPropeller PTY(Ltd). She is a keynote speaker and facilitates panel conversations. Through blogging and podcasting she expresses and brings science to the public with an aim of normalising especially technology and innovation as an economic driver.

Her highest qualification is a Master of Science in Medicine MSc(Med) where she specialised in Molecular Medicine and Haematology.

The NPO has since been awarded by the Charlotte Mmanya Mexeke Institute for astounding contribution in STEAM.


Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation 2030

Goalkeeper, named in 2022

True Love Magazine 
2022 Prestige List

TechWomen fellow by the United  States of America (2022)

Inspiring fifty awarded by the Ambassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2021)

The Sunday World Unsung 
Heroes award (2021)

Mail & Guardian 200 Young 
South Africans (2020)

The Avance Media 100 Most Influential Young South Africans (2019)

Obama Africa Leaders’
Fellow (2018)

KZN Young Achievers 
Award Recipient (2017)

NYDA Youth Award (2017)

Department of Science and Innovation Women in Science
Award (2015)

Member of the Golden Key
International Honours Society

Several Research Awards 
and Grants