Professor Sidney Cywes: 1 January 1931 – 6 April 2020

  • A Numanglu University of Cape Town


Professor Cywes was born in January 1931 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with an MBChB in 1953. He became a lecturer in the department of surgery in 1961 and remained at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital throughout his career. He was the first surgeon in South Africa to restrict his practice entirely to Paediatric Surgery. In 1975 he was appointed as the first incumbent of the Charles FM Saint Chair of Paediatric Surgery, a position which he held until his retirement in 1996.

Author Biography

A Numanglu, University of Cape Town

Division of Paediatric Surgery, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

How to Cite
Numanglu, A. (2020). Professor Sidney Cywes: 1 January 1931 – 6 April 2020. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(3), 169. Retrieved from