Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)
Audiology students participated in hearing screening at the Special Olympics
Division of Physiotherapy
Students doing an exercise group at Monte Rosa
Division of Disability Studies
The vision of Disability Studies Programme is to forge disability inclusion in Africa.


A/Prof Lebogang RammaWelcome/Welkom/Ulwamkelo/Ukwemukela to the Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (DHRS) from me A/Prof Lebogang Ramma - Director and Head of Department (HOD).

It is with great pride and joy that I announce the following staff on their promotions:

Associate professor to Full Professor

  1. Elelwani Ramugondo
  2. Roshan Galvaan

Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

  1. Helen Buchanan
  2. Judith McKenzie

Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

  1. Pam Gretschel

Clinical Educator to Senior Clinical Educator

  1. Jane Le Roux
  2. Celeste Samuels
  3. Fahmida Harris

Please join me in congratulating these colleagues for their well-deserved recognition.

Best Regards,


The Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following Divisions:

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (includes Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Disability Studies
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

We are located in the Old Main Building of Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory. There are approximately 63 Academic members of staff (including clinical educators) who are engaged in a range of teaching and research activities at local, national and international level, and 13 Administrators.

The Department has strong, accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with about 875 undergraduate students and approximately 294 postgraduate students at PG Diploma, Masters and Doctoral level. Diversity among staff and students is prized and celebrated.