The Women of the Future competition has really shown me the incredible impact women in business are making in their communities. It’s an inspiration,’ says Dr Mmamontsheng ‘Dulcy’ Rakumakoe, founder of Quadcare, which operates a network of primary healthcare clinics across Gauteng and an occupational health centre in Turffontein, Johannesburg.

‘I’m so inspired by what women are involved in, the businesses they own, and how they’re driven by love and passion for their communities. Knowing that I now have a network of women in business from different parts of South Africa who are doing amazing things… It’s just incredible.

As a child, witnessing her grand­ mother’s struggle to access basic healthcare and medication, Dulcy was inspired not only to become a doctor but also to provide safe, accessible and quality health­ care to those who need it most. Quadcare’s focus is on occupational health, ensuring that members of the workforce have access to specialised healthcare and medical examinations.

‘The Women of the Future competition has given us at Quadcare a unique opportunity to showcase what we do,’ Dulcy says. ‘It has been a real privilege to receive that recognition.

We’re passionate about what we do, so winning the competition was very rewarding.’ The competition has opened doors for future collaborative efforts, she says. ‘I really marvel at the amazing things these women are doing. Knowing that many of us will find ways to collaborate and make the country better is just such an exciting prospect. The possibilities are endless.

‘Covid­19 has put it on hold for now, but I also look forward to the mentorship session with the HR director from Santam, which was part of my prize package. I’m always interested in learning and sharing in knowledge. The whole experience has been wonderful!’

Dr Rakumakoe has recently opened her 10th clinic in Pretoria Glen Mall.

For more information, visit www.quadcare.co.za/