​Department of Psychiatry


Psychiatrists - Tygerberg 

​​Child and Adolescent​ Psychiatry

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Dr. Anusha Lachman

MBChB, DCH, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), Cert Child Psych, MPhil (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Tel: 021 938 9021/4573
Fax: 021 938 6111

Dr. Lachman is the C&A consultant at the adolescent inpatient unit at Tygerberg Hospital and the acting Head of the Clinical Unit at Tygerberg Child Psychiatry.​She is also the program convener​​ for the MPhil in Infant Mental Health. Dr. Lachman's research interests include maternal and infant mental health, adolescent neuropsychiatry, and paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry.

​​Dr. Sandra Swart

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych)

Tel: 021 938 4572

Dr. Swartz is the locum consultant at C&A OPD. Her special interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental disorders.

Dr. Graham de Bever


Tel: 021 938 4572​

Dr. de Bever is the medical officer in C&A psychiatry at Tygerberg Hospital, and his special interests include ADHD and Gender disorders in children and adolescents.

Adult​​​ Psychiatry

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Dr. Kerry-Ann Louw 

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), MPhil (Liaison Mental Health) 

Tel: 021 938 9765
Fax: 021 940 4573

Dr. Lindokuhle Thela

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), Cert Neuropsychiatry

Tel: 021 938 9623
Fax: 021 938 9738

Dr. Thela is a lecturer and neuropsychiatrist based at Tygerberg Hospital. His research interests are HIV neuropsychiatry and neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy.​