Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology boasts a proud history of pioneering gynaecological endoscopy in South Africa. The current endoscopy interest group has built on the work of these pioneers and the MAGS program is a culmination of these efforts in creating the first Tertiary Level Endoscopic Fellowship in South Africa exiting with a Masters Degree in Minimal Access Surgery. The premise behind this concept is the rapidly evolving international concept of an Endoscopic Pelvic Surgeon. Our Unit prides itself not only on structured surgical training but more importantly on critically appraising the literature and applying it to daily practice. This ensures optimal patient assessment and care.


Dr Viju Thomas

Head / Program Director Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery.

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Prof Igno Siebert

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine.



Prof Arnaud Wattiez.

Professor of  Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Strasbourg, France. Head of Gynaecology Department, Latifa Hospital, Dubai- United Arab Emirates.

Dr Thabo Matsaseng

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine. 

Head: Unit of Reproductive Medicine, Stellenbosch University 

Dr K Van Rensburg

Urogynaecology, Stellenbosch University


Prof H Botha

Unit of Gynaecological Oncology. Stellenbosch University


Dr Abri de Bruin

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in private practice.

Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine.


Prof Alp Nomanoglu

Prof Alp Numanoglu, member of the SASES Exco, and Head of Paediatric Surgery at Red Cross Children's Hospital


European Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopists

In collaboration with the ESGE and the GESEA program, the new African Endoscopic Training Academy (AETA) has been developed for the needs of Southern Africa.



Dr Annelize Barnard

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ​