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Ground-breaking Neuroscience Centre
“We are gathered to mark a moment in the life of neuroscience at UCT; a moment to say ‘we believe in what you want to do; believe it’s worth investing in,’ ” said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and...
UCT/Cape Town host the South African congress of oncology
SACO is honoured to host The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Distinguished Lecture at the congress
Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa congress
It is truly a pleasure to invite you to join us in Cape Town, the Mother City for the 28th Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (SNSA) Congress 2019
South African Pediatric Brain Tumour Worksop
The 2nd annual meeting of the Society for NeuroOncology of sub-Saharan Africa (SNOSSA) will take place in collaboration with SACO (South African congress of Oncology) and the annual South African Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop in Cape Town on the...
UCT marks international Brain Awareness Week
UCT’s Neuroscience Institute and the student-run UCT Cortex Club held a very successful event on 14 March to mark global Brain Awareness Week. Schoolchildren were captivated by the event, which also helped to spark interest in the dynamic field of...
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Welcome to the Division of Neurosurgery of the University of Cape Town

We are responsible for the neurosurgical management of patients at two internationally-renowned teaching hospitals, treating patients from across the Western Cape as well as elsewhere in South Africa and abroad. This clinical platform enables us to teach students, train specialists and pursue cutting-edge research into conditions relevant to our clinical practice.

We have a tradition of close ties with colleagues in private practice, enabling us to contribute to the care of patients across our community and strive to contribute in all ways possible to the growth and leadership of our specialty nationally and internationally.

Neurosurgery demands the highest standards of practice, while remaining mindful of the needs and priorities of a developing country. Our training program encompasses all aspects of modern neurosurgery, exposing registrars to the full spectrum of subspecialties. During their training, registrars have numerous opportunities to pursue research and are equipped with skills for lifelong enquiry. In this way, we strive to produce neurosurgeons who have superb clinical and operative skills coupled with the intellectual rigour to cope with a career in the fast-paced and rapidly evolving field of clinical neuroscience.

Our Vision

We strive to offer our patients the most appropriate clinical care and provide
an academic environment that nurtures honest reflection and innovative thinking.