Animal Research Ethics Committee (AEC)

The Faculty of Health Sciences has appointed an Animal Research Ethics Committee (AEC) to ensure the humane care and ethical use of animals in research, teaching and testing in compliance with the South African National Standard for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (10386:2021) and the Department of Health Ethics Guidelines (2015).

The AEC must review and approve any activities that involve the use of live vertebrate animals and animal material before commencement. The composition of the AEC is in accordance with the SANS (10386:2021) and the requirements of the Department of Health, Ethics in Health Research: Principles, Structures and Processes, 2nd ed., 2015

Chair

Prof Graham Louw
Department of Human Biology

professor graham louw
Deputy Chairs
associate professor asfree gwanyanya

Associate Prof Asfree Gwanyanya
Division of Physiological Sciences

associate professor neil davies

Associate Prof Neil Davies
Surgery: Cardiothoracic Division

Name Departmental Affiliation Role in Committee

Prof Graham Louw

Department of Human Biology Chair - Qualified Veterinarian (Category A)

Dr Bert Mohr

Director, UCT Research Animal Facility Qualified Veterinarian (Category A)

Dr John Chipangura

Faculty Veterinarian Research Animal Facility Qualified Veterinarian (Category A

Dr Tashie Makwavarara

Designated Veterinarian Research Animal Facility Qualified Veterinarian (Category A)

A/Prof Asfree Gwanyanya

Division of Physiological Sciences Deputy Chair - Scientists with substantial & recent experience in use of experimental animals (Category B)

A/Prof Neil Davies

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Deputy Chair - Scientists with substantial & recent experience in use of experimental animals (Category B)

A/Prof E Van der Merwe

Division of Cell Biology, Human Biology Scientists with substantial & recent experience in use of experimental animals (Category B)

A/Prof Suraj Parihar

Division of Pathology Scientists with substantial & recent experience in use of experimental animals (Category B)

Ms Naomi Visser

NSPCA Animal welfare representatives (Category C)

Mr Tony Gerrans

Executive Director: Humane Society International - Africa Animal welfare representatives (Category C)

Judge Ian Farlam

Lay person Independent lay person not involved in animal experimentation (Category D)

Dr Dawood Terblanche

Lay person Independent lay person not involved in animal experimentation (Category D)

Mr Hugh Amoore

Lay person Independent lay person not involved in animal experimentation (Category D)

A/Prof A Bosch

Human Biology, Sports Science Institute Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)

A/Prof Freedom Gumedze

Statistical Sciences Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)

Prof Sipho Dlamini

Infectious Disease & HIV Medicine, NGSH Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)

Sr. J Raath

UCT RAF: SPF Production Unit Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)

Sr. Janet McCallum

Manager: Conventional Unit and Large Farm Animals Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)

Mr Jabu Magagula

UCT RAF: Core Facility Operations Manager Additional Full member Category E (not a SANS/NHREC category)r

Ms Jessica Garlick

PhD student Postgraduate student with recent experience in the use of experimental animals, appointed by the FHS Postgraduate Students’ Committee

Dr Blessing Silaigwana

Faculty Research Office (Research Diligence Manager) Ex Officio

Ms Olivia Langenhoven

Research Diligence Office (Ethics & Compliance Manager) Secretariat