Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​Department of Medicine

Division of Nephrology


The Division is part of the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus.  Our clinical services are based at the Renal Unit of Tygerberg Hospital (ward A7) with satellite units at Vredenburg, Hermanus and Worcester hospitals.  A full range of services are offered including haemo- and peritoneal dialysis, and renal transplantation.  We are actively involved in postgraduate teaching in internal medicine and nephrology, including the training of fellows from outside South Africa.




Head: Prof M R Davids
Tel: (27) - (0)21- 938 9246


Secretary: Marinda Barnard
Tel:  021-938 5791
Fax:  021-938 5555


Other staff

Our team of medical technologists is led by Mr Arthur Fransman ( and the nursing personnel is headed by Mr F Francis.


Special Interests / Research Projects

  • Postgraduate teaching
  • Electrolyte and acid-base disorders
  • Use of technology in education
  • HIV and renal disease
  • Epidemiology of CKD/ESRD


Contact Details

Tel:  021-9385791
Fax:  021-9385555

Physical address:  Ward A7 Renal Unit, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg

Postal address:
Stellenbosch University
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Division of Nephrology
PO Box 142
Cape Town
South Africa