The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) is a national research centre established under the Centre of Excellence programme of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.
The Centre focuses on research in quantitative modelling of the spatial and temporal patterns of disease. The immediate aim of the research is to understand and predict the development of various diseases, and thereby to provide advice on how best to combat them. Our research focuses on issues pertaining to HIV, TB and malaria, although not to the exclusion of other epidemiological problems.
The Centre is hosted by the University of Stellenbosch, and has its premises in an old wine cellar on the grounds of the Mostertsdrift Estate. The Centre follows a 'hub and spoke' model that places the critical mass of staff at the Stellenbosch head office and various other researchers at sites elsewhere in South Africa.
SACEMA offers bursary opportunities for postgraduate study. For more information please see our capacity building section.