BOTSWANA'S DR MATLHOGONOLO MONGWA NAMED AFRICA'S TOP 50 BUSINESS HERO OF 2023

Jack Ma  and  Dr Matlhogonolo Mongwa,
Jack Ma and Dr Matlhogonolo Mongwa,

In a momentous announcement, Dr Matlhogonolo Mongwa, the visionary leader behind Kalafhi Medical Centre, has secured a coveted spot among Africa's Top 50 Business Heroes of 2023.

The esteemed programme, organised by the Jack Ma Foundation, saw Dr Mongwa emerge victorious from an extraordinary pool of 27, 000 talented and accomplished entrepreneurs across 54 African countries. This achievement not only celebrates her remarkable journey but also establishes her as the first female youth entrepreneur from Botswana to be honoured among the prestigious Top 50 since the initiative's inception five years ago.

The Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) programme, initiated by the Jack Ma Foundation, aims to identify and recognise exceptional African entrepreneurs who are driving positive change within their communities and inspiring the next generation of African entrepreneurship. Through a rigorous selection process, Dr Mongwa's application stood out among thousands, impressing a panel of expert judges who evaluated her based on a set of stringent criteria. Her selection represents a resounding endorsement of her mission-driven mindset, innovative spirit, unwavering passion, boldness, and remarkable resilience.

The ABH programme, spanning a decade, aims to empower and support African entrepreneurs by providing grant funding, training programmes, and comprehensive ecosystem support to nurture their businesses and foster positive change. Dr Mongwa's inclusion in the prestigious Top 50 not only recognizes her outstanding entrepreneurial journey but also highlights the significant contributions she has made to the healthcare industry in Botswana.


Under Dr Mongwa's visionary leadership, Kalafhi Medical Centre has revolutionised the healthcare landscape in Botswana. From pioneering the integration of robotics in medical procedures to championing early disease detection and treatment methods, and introducing innovative medical financing models, her audacious vision has propelled the centre to the forefront of healthcare innovation.

The Jack Ma Foundation's recognition of Dr Mongwa's achievements shines a global spotlight on the groundbreaking work being done in Botswana's healthcare sector. This momentous achievement is a source of immense pride for the nation, as it highlights the significant strides made in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.

As the ABH programme garners widespread reach and engagement across Africa, it is worth noting that this year's prize money totals P20 million. Dr Mongwa's selection among the Top 50 entrepreneurs in Africa showcases her exceptional entrepreneurial journey and the transformative impact she has made in the healthcare industry.

The entire nation of Botswana congratulates Dr. Matlhogonolo Mongwa on this extraordinary achievement, which not only places her among the continent's most accomplished business leaders but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly women and youth, across Botswana and beyond.

ABH is the flagship philanthropic programme of the Jack Ma Foundation in Africa. The programme aims to identify, recognise, and support African entrepreneurs who are driving positive change in their communities and inspiring a new generation of African entrepreneurship. Through grant funding, training programmes, and ecosystem support, ABH aims to empower and nurture the growth of African businesses.

Kalafhi Medical Centre is a leading healthcare provider in Botswana, dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care and driving innovation in the healthcare sector. Founded by Dr Mongwa, the centre strives to improve accessibility, affordability, and quality of healthcare services in Botswana and beyond. Kalafhi Medical Centre's commitment to innovation, cutting-edge.

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