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).  We manage a satellite haemodialysis unit at Worcester Hospital and we also have patients dialysed at several private centres via public-private initiatives. 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. Research is a very important part of our work. Our publications can be accessed via the Google Scholar or Scopus profiles of our senior staff (links below).

Head: Div​ision of Nephrology

Prof M R Davids

+27 21 938 9044


Google Scholar profile​​​


Other staff

Prof Rafique Moosa

Dr Johan Nel 

Dr Yazied Chothia

Our team of medical technologists is led by Jonathan Maree ( and the nursing personnel is headed by Sr Jennifer Juta.


Special Interests / Research Projects

  • Postgraduate teaching
  • Electrolyte and acid-base disorders
  • Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease ​

Contact D​​​etails​

  • +27 21 938 9044
  • Ward A7:
    +27 21 938 5791
  • Physical address:
    Ward A7 Renal Unit,
    Tygerberg Hospital,
  • Postal address:
    Stellenbosch University
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Division of Nephrology
    PO Box 241
    Cape Town
    South Africa