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Beauty meets brain: Dr. Nandipha a woman you must know

Dr Nandipha Magudumana is a South African medical doctor, surgeon and business woman. She is the founder and CEO of Optimum Medical Solutions. A company she established in 2017 a year after resigning from the Far East Rand Hospital, where she worked in the obstetrics and gynecology departments. 

As to why she started Optimum Medical Solutions, Magudumana says it was mainly to get capital to help her study further and also to help other black women to enter the medical services market. ‘I saw there was a need for African people, especially black women, to enter the medical services market. There aren’t many African black women in this industry, I thought it was important that we start entering this market and educate our people about it, ‘ she told Business Report in a recent interview.


Her company has managed to attract over 500 clients from all over the continent since it opened its doors in 2017. ‘We are into aesthetics which deal with dermatology and plastic surgery. We are also focused on pharmaceuticals,’ Magudumana says about her business.

Dr Nandipha is originally from Port Edward and holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree (BHSc) in Biomedical Sciences, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), both from Wits University.

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In her words she has always been passionate about medicine and had gotten a great exposure to the hospital life through a provincial hospital was next door to her high school, her keen interest in medical field saw her working at the local pharmacy from the age of 15.

Dr Nandipha Magudumana was named in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young SA, SADC Top100 Young Leaders 2018 and Top 20 Most Influential Young South Africans 2018

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