To enable and support the process of transformation the Health Sciences Faculty has established various strategic structures and roles, which are seen as critical to overseeing, driving, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities, programmes, and processes that work towards achieving the Faculty’s transformative goals, as described in the FHS Transformation Framework document.


Employment Equity Committee (EEC)

In compliance with the new Guidance document, an Employment Equity Committee (EEC) has been established in the Faculty. The primary focus of the EEC is to strategise, oversee, monitor, and evaluate the process of equitable recruitment within the Faculty and the attainment of our EE targets and goals.

The release of UCT’s 2021 Employment Equity Policy and plan for the period 2022 – 2026, has been accompanied by a new approach to implementing employment equity, as detailed in the new Guidance document. In broad terms, the new approach takes a distributed view to ensuring that implementing and advocating for employment equity becomes the collective responsibility of all selection committee members, rather than the responsibility of a single EE representative.

To support the new plan and process, the Office for Inclusivity and Change has released the ‘Fundamentals of Employment Equity’ training (course 29003), available via SuccessFactors. All staff who sit on selection committees are required to complete this training.


Transformation and Equity Committee (TEC)

The F-TEC operates according to it’s terms of reference (TOR) as an advisory committee to address the following overall strategic goals: 

  • Making the faculty a representative institution in terms of its profile of academic and support staff, and of its student body.
  • Developing a zero-tolerance to bullying, discrimination and harassment, especially sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Promote an engaging Faculty culture which enables student and staff wellness by supporting decolonisation and developing mutually beneficial accountable mentorship
  • Facilitating transformative staff and student recruitment, staff retention and development.

The vision of the FHS is to facilitate the transformation process within the Faculty and to create a sustainable set of changes in culture and policies.

Specific areas in which the F-TEC activities are organised, include:

  • Student Wellness
  • Staff Wellness
  • Faculty Culture


F-TEC 2023 Committee Members

Committee Members  


Natashia Muna  

Health Sciences Education; Co-chair 

Olufunke Alaba 

Public Health & Family Medicine; Co-chair 


FHS Transformation Coordinator 

Siv Greyson 

GBV Advocate 


Servicing Officer 

Collet Dandara  

IIDMM; Invited 

Lillian Artz 

Gender Health and Justice Unit; Invited 

Richard Naidoo 

Pathology; Invited 

Pumza Nongena 

SLAO-AC; Invited 

Feryal Adams 


Caitlin Davids 


Moses Isiagi 

Postgraduate Rep 


Postdoctoral Rep 

Cheryl Wyngard 

Anaesthesia & Preoperative Medicine 

Taahira Goolam Hoosen 

Health Science Education 

Lucretia Petersen 

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

Tinashe Mustsvangwa 

Human Biology 

Christel de Beer 

Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine  

Muki Shey 

Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine 

Fezile Khumalo 

Integrative Biomedical Sciences 

Sipho Dlamini 


Nomonde Mbatani 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Aneesa Vanker  

Paediatrics and Child Health 

Jai Jayakumar 


Nyari Chigorimbo-Tsikiwa 


Itumeleng Ntatamala 

Public Health and Family Medicine 

Carmelita Sylvester 

Public Health and Family Medicine 

Ereshia Benjamin 

Psychiatry and Mental Health 

Qonita Said-Hartely 

Radiation Medicine 

Stuart More 

Radiation Medicine 

Tshilidzi van der Lecq 

Surgery (Ophthalmology) 

Rodgers Manganyi 

Surgery (Cardiothoracic) 

Transformation Coordinator

Established in 2021, the role of the Transformation Coordinator is situated within the office of the Deputy Dean for Social Accountability and Health Systems. The purpose of this position is to assist the Deanery to operationalise the strategic planning, implementation, and overall management of Transformation Projects within FHS.