Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​Department of Medicine

​​​​​​​​​​​​ Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division is part of the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus and a founding member of the Stellenbosch University Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID). Our outpatient services are based at the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Tygerberg Hospital. We have a standard HIV antiretroviral rollout clinic including PMTCT, a clinic for complicated infectious diseases problems (including viral hepatitis and HIV co-infection, HIV and TB co-infection and HIV associated renal diseases), and a dedicated clinic for primary immunodeficiencies. Inpatient services include antibiotic control and clinical ID consults to all departments in Tygerberg Hospital. We have an active ID outreach service to the towns of Paarl, Worcester, Eersterivier and Somerset-West. We are actively involved in pre and postgraduate teaching in Infectious Diseases. 


Head: Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr Jantjie Taljaard​

+27 21 938 9645

+27 21 938 98700



Centre for Infectious Diseases Partners

  • Director: Centre for Infectious Diseases - Prof Jean Nachega
  • Division of Medical Microbiology and Immunology - Prof Andrew Whitelaw, Dr Heidi Orth, Dr Rena Hoffmann, Dr Catherine Samuel, Dr Kim Hoek, Dr Monica Esser
  • Division of Medical Virology - Prof Wolfgang Preiser, Prof Gert van Zyl, Dr Jean Maritz, Dr Monique Andersson
  • Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases  - Prof Mark Cotton, Dr Helena Rabie, Prof Simon Schaaf
  • Unit for Infection Prevention and Control – Dr Jack Meintjies, Dr Angela Dramowski
  • Division of Community Health – Dr Hassan Mohamed
  • Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (TB Centre of Excellence) – Prof Rob Warren, Prof Gerhard Walzl, Prof Andreas Diacon, Prof Tommy Victor
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Prof Gerhard Theron, Prof Hennie Botha
  • Division of Nephrology: Prof Rafique Moosa
  • Division Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Prof Christo van Rensburg
  • Division of Dermatology: Dr Willie Visser
  • Division of General Internal Medicine: Dr Neshaad Schrueder
  • Khayelitsha Hospital, Cape Town: Dr Rosie Burton
  • Brewelskloof TB Hospital, Worcester: Dr Danie Theron
  • Department of Medicine, Worcester Hospital, Worcester: Dr Karl Klussmann, Dr Cronje Heys
  • Department of Medicine, Paarl Hospital, Paarl: Dr Emmanuel Marcos, Dr Corlia Piek
  • University of Fort Hare, East London


  • Outpatient initiation and monitoring of ART in advanced HIV disease, HIV and pregnancy, HIV related renal disease and HIV related liver disease
  • Daily inpatient ID consultation service
  • After hours ID on call service
  • Antibiotic stewardship programme
  • Weekly ICU ID wardrounds
  • Weekly renal transplant and haematology (neutropaenia) ward round
  • ID outreach and support


  • Undergraduate medical training (ID module)
  • Post graduate training: Internal medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • MMed (Internal Medicine) supervision
  • NIMART training and mentoring
  • PACK Adult training

Special Interests / Research Projects

  • Antibiotic Stewardship – JT, AW
  • TB/HIV co-infection and TB-IRIS – JT, JN
  • HIV Renal Disease – RM, JT
  • TB infection prevention and control – JM, AD, JT
  • Cervical Cancer / HPV – HB
  • HIV and Pregnancy – MvS, MA, JT, GT, MC
  • Kaposi Sarcoma – ZI, JT, MvS, WV
  • Viral Hepatitis in HIV – MA, JT, SH
  • HIV Clinical trials - MvS, JT, HP, JN, MC
  • HIV Epidemiology – HP, HR
  • Primary immunodeficiency – ME, PB
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases – PB
  • ART adherence – SH, JN
  • Under and Postgraduate teaching – JT, PB
  • HIV Referral Assessment – ZI, JT, PB, MvS​​ ​​

Contact D​​​etails​

  • ID Clinic
    +27 21 938 4592 or 5229
    +27 21 938 6116
  • Physical address:
    C8A East Infectious Diseases Unit,
    Tygerberg Hospital,
  • Postal address:
    Stellenbosch University
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Division of Cardiology
    PO Box 241
    Cape Town
    South Africa