Although the country's public health system has been challenged by reports of under-staffing, lack of adequate equipment and allegations of financial maladministration, Kubheka believed there was still hope to turn things around.
"If we work together there will be less doctors who are unemployed and less healthcare professionals who are unhappy in the workplace."
Another noteworthy professional whose name has been celebrated is Dr Nokwanda Zuma, a 33-year-old heroine in a white coat, who has stepped in to assist with cancer treatment in KwaZulu-Natal.
Zuma is the second black female oncologist in that province, and was appointed as head of radiography at Addington Hospital after completing her training in Western Cape just over a month ago.
Born in Pietermaritzburg, Zuma said her passion for oncology has existed since 2012.
Zuma completed her undergraduate studies at the UKZN medical school, and said she wanted to inspire others to go into the field as there is a shortage in the country.
"A developing country like South Africa needs to increase the awareness of cancer at the primary healthcare setting.
"We need to improve the way we diagnose our patients and I strongly feel oncology needs to be included as part of undergraduate training for doctors. I believe we have only a few oncologists because cancer wasn't a common disease in the past, but more people are now being diagnosed and . knowledge and technology is advancing."