Our expert says:
The easiest route would be to see a GP or clinic doctor and ask them to arrange to refer you, ion your case in the Dept of Psychiatry, at UCT or Stellenbosch. I'm not sure if the Depts would accept a self-referral if you called their clinics directly, but possibly so. For your mother, similarly, if you can identify to appropriate specialist, the same would apply. Generally, though, as you found, they'd want a referral letter from a GP.
But let's see if there are some local folks from Cape Town with direct experience, who can advise you here.
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