“…May we who came before you inspire you to greatness…” – Dr Mbambisa OK ‘1992

August is Women’s Month and what better way to truly celebrate it than by touching base with a few notable women in our very own Kingswood family. This is the first profile in our KC Women’s Month Series.

Today we have the privilege of profiling Dr Bayanda Mbambisa as part of our Women’s Month series. Dr Mbambisa is firmly rooted in Kingswood College where she matriculated in 1992. Her children are also at present enrolled at Kingswood College.

Dr Mbambisa is currently the Vice President of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa. In addition to this, she is the Chairperson for the Right to Sight Trust, an executive committee member of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa and was more recently appointed as the President of the Rotary Club of Port Elizabeth.

She graduated with an MB BCh from the University of the Witwatersrand and later returned to the same institution to specialise in Ophthalmology.
In 2012, she was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa.

After many years in Gauteng, she returned to her home province of the Eastern Cape and is currently working as a Specialist Ophthalmologist at the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth. Dr Mbambisa is extremely passionate about what she does and has been instrumental in connecting with and encouraging young ophthalmologists to be more involved in the profession.

When she is not looking at and working with eyes, Bayanda likes to indulge her adventurous side by hiking or travelling.

Here Dr Mbambisa shares a message with our Kingswood community for Women’s Month…

We chatted to Dr Mbambisa earlier this month and did a Q&A to get to know her a bit better: