About us​​​​


This logistics entity was originally housed in the Ukwanda Centre for Rural School.  However, due to exponential growth in the areas of academics and logistics on the decentralised clinical platform a decision was made by the FMHS to which incorporates both urban and rural sites.​​​​

The acronym stands for Stellenbosch University Logistics for the Clinical Training Platform. This unit is now a stand-alone professional support service component of the FMHS, managed by the Clinical Training Platform manager, under the authority of the Deputy Dean Clinical Services and Social Impact.

The SUNLOC office which serves the clinical training platform is located at the Tygerberg campus and from there rolls out a multipronged logistics support system to students. This includes transport facilitation with shuttle services and vehicle hire through close liaison with vehicle fleet or community co-ordinators; as well as accommodation arrangements; and ITC support from a resource bank of laptops, routers and data products.​​​


Training/development of health workers who are optimally equipped for service to the South African community, both at an under and postgraduate level.

Engaging in constructive cooperation between various communities, health-service providers, and non-governmental organisations in order to promote broad-based community development and health.​​​

Vision and Mission Statement


Unlocking the clinical training platform potential to advance health


Contributing to transformative learning through optimal student logistics support​

Who Participates​

​​Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Undergraduate students from the SU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are involved, including:

  • MB,ChB students doing clinical rotations in:
    • Family Medicine and Primary Care, Community Health and Rehabilitation Studies
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Paediatrics
    • Psychiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy​
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy
  • Human Nutrition
  • Students from various disciplines who spend their final year at the Rural Clinical School (RCS)
  • Foreign undergraduate students
  • Nursing & Midwifery
Department or Division​​CBE Department Coordinator
Occupational TherapyJ Bester and E Louw
PhysiotherapyS Schmutz, Ms Delia Fish, Ms Petula Solomon
Community HealthF Valentine
Family Medicine and Primary CareF Valentine
Human NutritionL Koornhof, L Daniels, F van Wyk
Centre for Rehabilitation StudiesF Valentine
Speech-Language and HearingC Strydom, Ms Faheema Losper
Obstetrics and GynaecologyMs Erna Brummer, Dr Henriette Marais
Paediatrics and Child HealthN Meyer
Internal MedicineS Olivier
Centre for Health Sciences EducationM van Zyl
Psychiatry​​Mrs Patricia van Zyl, Ms Jacinta Titus
​​Nursing & Midwifery​​
​Dr. Janet Bell​