27 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020


The Department wishes to congratulate the following registrars who have completed their Part 1 exams in the first semester of 2020:


  Dr James Burger- completed all three (3) modules.  He has obtained exceptional results by achieving an aggregate of 70 % in the   CMSA 2020 First Semester exams FC Psych Part One. The CMSA will be awarding him the “Lynn Gillis” medal;


Dr Mzamo Jakavula- passed Introduction to Psychiatry and Behavioural Science;


 Dr Inette Swart - passed Introduction to Psychiatry and Behavioural Science;


 Dr Chales Crookes- Passed Introduction to Psychiatry & Behavioural Science (Dr

 Crookes is a medical officer in C22 and is registered for MMed Psychiatry for NDP);


Dr Gaopelwe Motswiri - passed Introduction to Psychiatry; and


 Dr Keagan Clay- passed Introduction to Psychiatry.



In other departmental news The Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) continues to provide opportunities for quality     research The CPMH is a joint initiative of the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University and the Department of                        Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. They host a monthly seminar programme as an opportunity to share on-  going work and invite broader participation in the Centre.


The CPMH's latest MPhil group (please refer the photograph below) took turns during the seminar on 7 February 2020 to discuss their       research, research methodology, and expected findings.




From left to right: John Kuyokwa (Malawi),

Hayley Julius (South Africa),

 Ndemange Mutuku (Kenya),

 Nonhlanhla Ndondo (Zimbabwe),

 Gloria Kalolo (Malawi), Elliott Matoga (Malawi)


 The topics as covered by the respective individuals were as follows:


 John Kuyokwa (Malawi)

 Prevalence and predictors of risky alcohol use among HIV positive Malawian adolescents attending selected anti-retroviral treatment           clinics in Blantyre, Malawi


 Hayley Julius (South Africa)

 A validation study of the PID-5 and Level of Personality Functioning of the DSM-V scales in identifying personality disorders in                    Psychiatric treatment unit inpatients


 Ndemange Mutuku (Kenya)

 Perceived need and acceptability of a psychological intervention for mental distress in medical trainees and junior doctors.


 Nonhlanhla Ndondo (Zimbabwe)

 Salon-driven interventions: An exploration of the mental health needs and acceptability of alternative community services to address           intimate partner violence among young women in Zimbabwe


Gloria Kalolo (Malawi) 

 Investigating changes in knowledge after watching a brief video-based educational intervention on postpartum psychosis and exploring       attitudes in primary healthcare workers in Thyolo, Malawi


Elliott Matoga (Malawi)

Assessing medical students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour in identifying and managing common mental disorders