Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoe, creating safe affordable health care for the queer and extended community.

29 Jan

During these uncertain and anxious ridden times, it is great to see and acknowledge those who still live out their passions and truly do their bit for community and humanity at large. Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoe is one such person. In 2019, I attended a seminar hosted by QWB+A (The Queer Womxn In Business + Allies). QWB+A is a forum and group who create experiences and opportunities for the queer womxn community to connect, collaborate and ignite action towards building thriving businesses and careers. Their goal is to build a supportive ecosystem of queer womxn entrepreneurs, investors and working professionals to help each other thrive. They have chapters, which are local meetups that take place in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg South Africa. 

Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoespoke at the, 2019, Johannesburg chapter on her business venture and I have been following her work ever since.

This week the award-winning doctor posted on her social media pages that through her business, quadcare Medical Centres she would like to offer all these sites as vaccine distribution points for The Department of Health, free of charge. This is an amazing gesture as a way to help fight #COVID19 and help get the communities vaccinated. In the post, the doctor requested to be connected to government personnel who could assist. So who is this remarkable person? 


Who is Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoe?


Know as an inspiring member of the LGBTQ community, Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe grew up in Hammanskraal, South Africa. As a child, Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoe would accompany her grandmother to visit the local doctor each month to collect her medication. It was in those long queues that she decided that she wanted to become a doctor to give ordinary South Africans, just like her grandmother, quality and accessible healthcare in a dignified setting. Dr Mmamontsheng Dulcy Rakumakoe started out in private practice in Vryburg, it was here that she observed the impact of workers returning from the mines and how this brought illnesses into the local community. This sparked her interest in occupational health and cemented the idea that people need access to healthcare near where they work and near where they live.This is how quadcare was born in 2019. The venture is a partnership with Dr Dulcy and a consortium of investors.In 2020, Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe won the prestigious 2020 Santam Woman of the Future award and 2020 Feathers Award for ‘Role Model of the Year’, which she dedicated her win to “all women, Cis, Trans, Heterosexual and LBTI.The quadcare dream comes to life:quadcare’s mission:To ensure that people have access to quality and affordable healthcare.

quadcare Primary Healthcare Clinics

Each of their expanding network of Primary Healthcare clinics provides their patients with comprehensive, affordable medical services (including dispensing basic medication) in a hygienic and welcoming environment. At present they operate an expanding network of primary healthcare clinics across Gauteng as well as a walk-in occupational health centre in Turffontein, Johannesburg.

Their services include

  • Consultation with medication
  • Ultrasound
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Vaccinations
  • HIV Testing
  • Free Circumcision
  • Weight Loss
  • Treatment of Chronic illnesses

quadcare occupational health

Their affordable, comprehensive suite of Occupational Health services helps businesses ensure their workforce is fit, healthy and productive and that they comply with all health and safety regulations in the workplace.One can visit their state-of-the-art facility in Turffontein, Johannesburg or book an on-site medical conducted at your workplace to minimise disruption.Services include:

  • Entry and exit medicals
  • Periodic medicals
  • Mine medicals
  • Construction medicals 
  • Executive medicals
  • Cross border medicals
  • Driver and PDP medicals
  • Food handlers medicals

Where to find them?

quadcare Primary Healthcare Clinics

  • quadcare Alexandra

Alexsan Kopano Resource Centre, Corner 12th Avenue & Selborne Street, Alexandra

  • quadcare Braamfontein

80 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

  • quadcare Carltonville

18 Ada Street, Carletonville

  • quadcare Edenvale

Marialena Court, 57 Van Riebeek Avenue (corner 4th Street), Edenvale

  • quadcare Evaton (opening November 2020)

Shop 225A – Evaton Mall, Corner Golden Highway & Easton Road, Evaton

  • quadcare Fox Street

128 Fox Street (Corner Von Brandis Street), Marshalltown, Johannesburg

  • quadcare Meadowlands

1959 Meadowlands Zone 9 (opposite the old bus terminus), Soweto

  • quadcare Turffontein

The Edge Shopping Centre, 69 Turf Club Street, Turffontein

  • quadcare University of Johannesburg

UJ Student Centre APK Campus, 5 Kingsway Avenue, Rossmore, JohannesburgThey will be opening soon at The Protea Glen Mall and in the Balfour Park Mall

quadcare Occupational Health

Walk-in Centre Location

quadcare Turffontein

The Edge Shopping Centre, 69 Turf Club Street, Turffontein

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