Mayosi takes the helm at Health Sciences

18 November 2015

Head of medicine Professor Bongani Mayosi is the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and will take up this position on 1 September 2016.

The delay between his appointment and assuming duties is as a result of his sabbatical at Harvard University from January to August 2016.

Mayosi earned his BMedSci (with distinction) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1986, followed by his MBChB (with distinction) in 1989. He was admitted to the Fellowship of the College of Physicians of SA in 1995.

He earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2003. He joined UCT in 1992 as senior house officer in the Department of Medicine and has been head of Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT since 2006.

Most recently he was inducted into UCT’s College of Fellows along with five of his peers.

Acting dean Professor Greg Hussey will serve in this capacity until August next year.

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Bongani Mayosi


The University of Cape Town mourns the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, who left us on the morning of Friday, 27 July. While this is a very difficult time for both students and staff, particularly those in the Faculty of Health Sciences, it is also a time to reflect on and celebrate the incredible life of one of the university’s finest academics and researchers.

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Letters of condolence

Justice VC Saldanha 13:13, 1 August 2018
Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome 08:46, 1 August 2018