The Publication

South African Psychiatry is a publication that aims to connect  the discipline of Psychiatry nationally through providing a hub  for exchanging news, views and reports on activities – from both the public and private clinical sectors as well as the academic centres and institutions serving the discipline.

The publication seeks to showcase  and provide a platform  for communicating  what it is that psychiatrists do and are involved with. However, contributions are not confined to psychiatrists and certainly those from the broader community of mental health professionals are welcome.
In addition, it must be acknowledged that industry’s role in supporting the discipline should not go undocumented.
South African Psychiatry will promote
 greater cohesiveness  through providing a comprehensive  view of the discipline that is communicated nationally.

A cohesive  discipline is a strong  discipline and South African Psychiatry intends to contribute.  


The Team

Christopher Paul Szabo 
Christopher Paul Szabo

Christopher Paul Szabo is the former Professor and Academic Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of the Witwatersrand and Head of Clinical Department, Department of Psychiatry, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Department and an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Clinically, he has a limited private practice.
He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Psychiatry.

Prof. Renata Schoeman

Prof Renata Schoeman
Associate Editor
MBChB, MSocSc (cum laude), MMed (cum laude),
FC Psych (cum laude), PhD, MBA (cum laude), PGDipFS (cum laude

Prof Renata Schoeman (www.renataschoeman.co.za) has been in full-time private practice as a general psychiatrist since 2008, currently based in Oude Westhof (Bellville). As a psychiatrist, she has special interests in cognition (i.e. disorders affecting attention, concentration, learning and memory – such as ADHD), eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.  
Renata also holds appointments as associate professor in Leadership (USB), and head of the Healthcare Leadership MBA specialization stream.span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> 

She is passionate about corporate mental health awareness and uses her neuroscience background to assist leaders in equipping them to become balanced, healthy and dynamic leaders that take their own and their team’s emotional, intellectual, social health and physical needs into account.   
In both 2018 and 2019 she has received the Media Excellence Award as Thought Leader, while in 2019 she has also received the Media Excellence Award as Newsmaker from the University of Stellenbosch. She was also honoured as a Mental Health Hero by the Discovery Foundation during 2019.


The Source PR
The Source PR

Tibor Szabo