Solomon Rataemane

Prof. Solomon Tshimong Rataemane
South Africa

President: African Psychiatric Association and Allied Professions 2014 – 2017.
He is head of Department of Psychiatry, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University; WPA Board member and WPA Representative Zone 14; and Chair of the WPA Section on Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution. He has special interest in child psychiatry, mood disorders and addiction medicine and has served as deputy chairperson and chairperson of the Central Drug Authority of South Africa from 1995 to 2005. He is a Board member of ICAA (International Council on Alcohol and Addictions) and served on the Health and Examinations Committees and the Medical and Dental Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa until May 2010. He was appointed Deputy Chair of the Medical Research Council of South Africa (2007 2010). He is a member of the College of Psychiatrists of the CMSA; World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Secretary General); American Psychiatric Association (International Member); International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (Board Member); Dr George Mukhari Hospital (Chief Psychiatrist); Current Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health (2015-2019)