Professor of Primary Health Care, Steve Reid and Associate Professor of anthropology, Susan Levine present Social Justice and the Medical Humanities: the Health of Marginalized People. This address poses a number of challenges to the medical humanities, such as a lacuna in attention to forms of structural violence that lead to dehumanization and affect health care in rural and urban South Africa.

Susan Levine is Associate Professor in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at UCT. She has written extensively on children’s work in South Africa’s wine industry and the legacy of the dop system for farm working families. Her current research focuses on building a critical health humanities in Africa. 

Steve Reid is Director of the Primary Health Care Directorate at UCT. His teaching fields and research interests include rural health, community based services support and intermediate care policy, and Community oriented primary care (COPC).

The presentation, followed by an open question and answer session, will take place on Thursday 12 May from 17:30 – 19:00 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town.  Refreshments will be served from 17:00. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Listen to the podcast here.

For more information, contact the ICA office: +27 21 650 7156 or

Start: 12 May ’16 5:00 pm

End: 12 May ’16 7:00 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer: ICA


Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Address: Google Map UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa