Dr. Habib Noorbhai (Mr South Africa 2017) is a Researcher in Sports Science and a Health and Wellness consultant. He is also a speaker and presenter. He completed a BA in Sport Psychology (UJ), Honours in Biokinetics (UKZN), MPhil in Biokinetics (UCT) and a PhD in Exercise Science at UCT.
In 2013, Dr Habib Noorbhai was among South Africa’s top 100 brightest young minds and in 2015, he was nominated among Mail and Guardians top 200 young South Africans. He was also included in Fast Company South Africa’s Top 30 creative people in business for 2017.
Dr Habib Noorbhai has been featured on a variety of television shows, both as a professional presenter and as Mr South Africa. Some of these included: Top Billing, Mela, thrice on Expresso, eNCA and SABC News. In 2015, he had his own sport and health show on OpenViewHD and a radio show on Hashtag Radio. Dr Habib Noorbhai is also a frequent expert guest on Cape Talk and Radio702 discussing relevant topics on sports science, exercise, health, community engagement and leadership.
2017: Speaker, TEDx Pretoria: Breaking pageant stereotypes, Pretoria
2017: Guest speaker, Artscape Theatre Centre, Empowering women and children, Cape Town
2017: Guest speaker, Corporate wellness and stamina, Woolworths, Cape Town
2017: Guest speaker, Men Who Care Launch, CANSA, Pretoria
2017: Guest speaker, Health and Humanitarianism, Igazi Foundation, Port Elizabeth
2016: Keynote lecture: SciFest 2016, The batting backlift technique in cricket, Grahamstown
2015: Keynote presentation: Tech4Africa, Stamina: Is it born or bred? Johannesburg
2014: Keynote presentation, SA Sport and Recreation Conference: Leadership in the Sport Sector, Potchefstroom
2014: Speaker, TEDx UCT: Examples of Academic Leadership in University, Cape Town
2013: MC, Obz Square UCT, End of year dinner, Cape Town