Forensic Pathology Institute
New Forensic Pathology Institute
An artist’s impression of the Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute. The facility will replace the Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory, and construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
Lodox scanning
Lodox scanning
Low dosimetry x- ray (Lodox) scanning is integral to the investigation of firearm fatalities. Pictured here is the spread of pellets resulting from a shotgun wound to the head.
latent finger mark
Latent finger mark
A latent finger mark enhanced by dusting, and photographed using innovative lighting techniques; all skills taught in the Applied Forensics Course in the MPhil: Biomedical Forensic Science programme.
Blow Fly
The adult of Chrysomya chloropyga, a blow fly species local to the Western Cape. It is recognised by the inverted U on the superior aspect of the first thoracic segment
Itumeleng Molefe
Femicide in the Western Cape Metropole
Our Division provides Forensic Pathology services to the Cape Metropole. Murder is rife, with the country’s murder capital, Nyanga, falling within our service area. Dr Itumeleng Molefe, a consultant pathologist in our division has a special interest...


Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Itumeleng Molefe

Dr Itumeleng Molefe, a consultant pathologist in our division has a special interest in femicides and rape- homicide cases.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:45
Victoria Hospital Rape Unit Visit

In April and May 2016, the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology ran a collection drive for toiletries and clothing for the Victoria Hospital Rape Unit.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:45
Forensic Open Day 2016

On the 12th of August 2016 , the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology/ Forensic Pathology Service, hosted its 4th annual Open Day for Grade 11 learners at UCT’s Faculty of Health Science.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:30
Sairita Maistry

On the 25th of July 2016, the Division bade a fond farewell to Dr Sairita Maistry, aka Sascha. Dr Maistry joined the Division in September 2007 as a Forensic Pathology registrar.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 14:00