Dr Mathobela Matjekane (40) is a highly trained medical doctor turned entrepreneur and she is the kind of woman we absolutely stan.
The mother of two is behind a Cape Town based CliniMed, a private health care facility which offers Primary Health Care, Dental Health Care, Wellness Programmes, Optometry as well as Aesthetic Solutions.
Dr Mathobela was born and raised in Tzaneen, Limpopo where she completing her senior certificate at Motse Maria Secondary School.
The Limpopo born Dr relocated to Cape Town to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town.
In addition, she obtained a Diploma in HIV Management at the College of Medicine and later a Certificate in Aesthetic Management from the American Academy of Aesthetic.
Her parents are established entrepreneurs in their own right after they had decided to leave their thriving careers to begin their separate business entities.
Dr Mathobela’s mother left her professional nursing career to open a clothing factory while her father left the Financial Services industry to open a mini supermarket.
The Cape Town based businesswoman’s stint in public health care as a senior medical practitioner inspired her move to embark on building CliniMed.
“The saying ‘an apple doesn’t fall far from its tree’ seemed to have applied in my life. My parents played a very important role in our upbringing. I followed the same footstep, driven by my passion to help people, empower them and make a difference in the community through my private practice” says Matjekane.
CliniMed is equipped to provide professional, personal medical treatment to the patients under its care, improving the general health of the diverse communities in which it works in.
Over the years it has expanded to three practices operating in Khayelitsha, Mandalay (Mitchell’s Plain) and Parklands.
Its services include optometry and aesthetic solutions. Dr Mathobela says, “there has been a growing demand for aesthetic solutions. People have become conscious of their appearance and looks, that is why I decided to branch into aesthetics, offering a range of treatments such as cosmetic injectables, IV drips, treatments of acne, pigment, scarring, sun burns, wrinkles etc”
She adds that the facilities are run by medical doctors and assisting staff that have lots of experience.