Clinical Activities / Teaching and Training / Research / Educational Resources


Dr Nicky Brice
Princess Alice Unit D6, Groote Schuur Hospital
Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925

Contact Numbers CLINIC BOOKINGS (Red Cross) 021-658-5311



Clinical activities

We provide outpatient and inpatient care in Paediatric Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Hospital. This incorporates children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and other connective tissue diseases from Cape Town and its drainage areas.

Clinic details:

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Clinic, S20
   Tuesdays from 11h00 - 16h00

Groote Schuur Hospital, Adolescent Arthritis Clinic, D6
    Wednesday 09h00 - 12h00 (New Patients)
    Fridays 08h00 - 13h00

After hours:

After hours cover for Paediatric Rheumatology is provided by Dr Scott and Drs Priya Gajjar, Peter Nourse and Christel Du Boisson from the Department of Nephrology.
Call:  021-658-5599

Teaching and training

We provide undergraduate and post graduate teaching in Paediatric Rheumatology to students who rotate through the paediatric department and the Department of Rheumatology.

We also participate in the African Paediatric Fellowship Program, providing training in Paediatric Rheumatology to Paediatricians from participating Universities in Africa.

The Southern Hemisphere Educational Partnership for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatic Diseases (SHEPPARD) program is a collaboration with Hospital Garrahan in Buenos Aires.  The program trains Paediatricians in Paediatric Rheumatology.  We hold monthly telemedicine rounds to discuss difficult patients and rheumatic diseases with Professor Ricardo Russo and Dr Maria Martha Katsicas from Argentina.


Our primary research areas at the moment are:

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Cape Town: Health and functional status as well as disease characteristics in this previously unstudied population as part of collaboration with PRINTO (Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation)

  • Management Guidelines for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in less developed countries (multinational collaboration funded by a frant from ILAR).

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis in Cape Town: Retrospective and prospective review of all cases seen at The Red Cross, Groote Schuur and Tygerberg. Collaboration with Duke University (Dr Laura Lewandowski and Prof Laura Schanberg).

  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) in South Africa. Multicentre prospective study of disease features and genetic analysis, in collaboration with IFOPA (International FOP association).

  • HIV Arthropathy: prosepective analysis of patients and planned pilot screening study.
  • Juvenile Dermaotmyositis in South Africa (Dr Lawrence Owino Okong'o).
  • Educational Resources in Paediatric Rheumatology (Prof Helen Foster, Newcastle and Dr Mercedes Chan, Alberta)
  • Clinical Drug Trials in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Educational Resources:

PRINTO Website:

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters Website:

SARAA (South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association) website:  http://www/