Dr Matumo Ramafikeng

Dr Matumo Ramafikeng


Position: Senior Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Email: mc.ramafikeng@uct.ac.za    
Tel: +27 (0) 21-4047671

  • Qualifications
  • Area of interests
    • Student learning in higher education
    • Pedagogy
    • Curriculum development and health professions education
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Mental health
    • Qualitative research
    • Translanguaging


‘Matumo worked as an occupational therapist in mental health practice in Lesotho before joining the University of Cape Town as an Academic Support person and part time lecturer (2009-2015). In 2016 she was appointed as a Lecturer. She is the current President of the Occupational Therapy in Africa Regional Group (OTARG) (2019-2023), an official branch of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). She is the Undergraduate Programme Convenor for the Division of Occupational Therapy (2020-) and serves on several committees within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. ‘Matumo is also a member of the Steering Committee for Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town. Her areas of expertise include; teaching for diversity, providing academic support in higher education, and design and delivery of occupational therapy curriculum that is contextually relevant.

Teaching areas

  • Occupational Therapy Practice Models
  • Occupational Therapy Foundations Theory
  • Health Promotion
  • Preparation for Practice Learning
  • Academic Literacies