Radiation Oncology

Head of department: Dr. Sheynaz Bassa    [email protected]

Clinical Head of Unit: Dr. Alain Hocepied


  • Dr Lili Hinson

  • Dr Krishantha Pillay

  • Dr Lindsay Anderson

Medical Officers

  • Dr Niveditha Kesaru

  • Dr Lindi Mnguni

  • Dr Elsabi Roos


  • Dr Catttleya Gasper

  • Dr Hlamase Nkuna

  • Dr Louis Mbokazi


Medical Physics

Medical Physics is an integral part of Radiation Oncology. All aspects of machine installation, calibration, commissioning and quality assurance are some of the duties undertaken by medical physicists. The medical physics department is involved in both clinical and academic duties – including training of registrars, radiotherapists and physicist interns.

Head of department: Mr. Vincent Maselesele

[email protected]

Deputy Physicist: Chris Lutendo Nethwadzi

Senior Physicist: Lenore Sebopa

Intern: Precious Mathebula



radiation therapist, therapeutic radiographer or radiotherapist is an allied health professional who works in the field of radiation oncology.

Head of Radiotherapy (Clinical): Mrs. Prevania Pillay is the current AD of Radiotherapy and heads the  clinical division based at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Contact: [email protected]

Tel: (012) 354 2309

Head of Radiotherapy Academic: Ms Germaine Mathurine

Ms Lovric is head of the UP Academic unit and is involved with the training of radiotherapy students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Radiation therapy radiographer training in conjunction with the University of Pretoria

The Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa to offer work-integrated learning (clinical) training practice in conjunction with the University of Pretoria, to professionals who wish to obtain basic and advanced qualifications in the field of

Radiography: Radiation Therapy. Radiation Therapist are responsible for the treatment planning

processes, treatment delivery and care of the patient who is undergoing radiation therapy. The

training is offered in the Bachelor of Radiography (Honours): Radiation Therapy programme for

radiographers who hold an undergraduate degree in Radiography: Diagnostic or Radiation Therapy.

The department further offers research opportunities and support for Radiation Therapists wishing

to obtain qualifications in the Masters in Radiation Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Radiation


Contact person for Radiation Therapy programmes and associated with the Department of Radiation

Oncology and the University of Pretoria:

Mrs G T Lovric, Senior Lecturer: Radiation Therapy

University of Pretoria

Department of Radiography

Prinshof campus – 31 Bophelo Road, Gezina, Pretoria

Health Sciences building – Room 4-35 (North)

Office number: 012-356-3279

Radiation therapy programmes offered through the University of Pretoria:

1. Bachelor in Radiography (Honours): Radiation Therapy (for candidates with an undergraduate

degree in Radiography and studying in Radiation Therapy for the first time)

2. Bachelor in Radiography (Honours): Radiation Therapy (for the professional development of

candidates who have an undergraduate 3-year degree in Radiation Therapy)

3. Masters of Radiography: Radiation Therapy

4. Doctor of Philosophy: Radiography

Research focus area: Integrative approaches to supporting patients diagnosed with cancer being

managed in the public health sector in South Africa.

[email protected]

Oncology Nursing

Sister Maria Thseletsane is the Unit Head of radiation oncology Nursing. She oversees a team comprising registered professional nurses and staff nurses. Her team assists with the day to day running of the clinic and providing an essential service to the department including administration of weekly chemotherapy, wound care, preparation and monitoring of patients for brachytherapy and anaesthesia for our young patients.

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