Dr Frans August Korb received the following university qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) (UFS), M.A. Clinical Psychology (Wits), M.B. Ch.B. (UCT), M.Med. Psychiatry (Wits). He is currently in full-time private practice as a Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist in Sandton and consults for SASOL. For Life Healthcare he consults at both Baneng Care Centre and Waverley Care Centre.
Yearly he has been an invited lecturer at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria. He has been involved with the CMSA FCPsych Part 1 exams for the last 21 years. He is the immediate past Board Chairman of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). He has participated in many clinical trials for various pharmaceutical companies. He regularly attends and presents at local and international conferences, workshops, presents posters, courses and CPD Programmes.
Past executive appointments include the University Science Students’ Association of Southern Africa (USSASA), Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa (AS&TS), Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3), University of the Witwatersrand Psychiatry Registrars’ Association, South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (ACAPAP), South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), Southern African Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Rotary Club of Sandown, South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA), South African Medical Association (SAMA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). Currently he is editor of ‘Mental Health Matters’ (Journal for general practitioners on mental health) and on the Editorial Board of ‘Neuron SA’. He has published in both peer-reviewed journals and in the daily press and enjoys doing regular radio and TV interviews. In 1989 and 1992 he received a Certificate of Merit from the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science.