The critical shortage of human health care resources in South Africa led to the Discovery Foundation Awards to address the training of specialists for rural areas, developing academic medicine and research centres and increasing the number of sub-specialists in the country to adequately meet the country’s healthcare needs.
Ms Anri Human, a lecturer at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) made the University proud when she scooped an International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT) outstanding poster presentation award. She received the award during the bi-annual World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) held in Cape Town, under the guidance of the South Africa […]
Dr Mags Govender performed a first successful laparoscopic Whipple procedure at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, subsequently discharging the patient on the spot. The surgery was a success on the fifth attempt after four previously failed attempts by different surgeons across South Africa.
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) opened its doors to the public and showcased its academic programme offerings and teaching capabilities to prospective students during the annual Open Days. Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners (from schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Free State…..)
The Councils of SMU and UL finalised and signed an Incorporation Agreement during the last quarter of 2016 and are currently implementing the terms and conditions thereof. In terms of the agreement the SMU, inter alia, received a cash amount of R70m which was paid to the University during February 2017.