The first Bariatric Surgery (or weight loss surgery) Unit of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has been recently established at Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH). This collaboration between the Gauteng Department of Health and SMU Department of Surgery represents an important advance in bringing this type of surgery within reach of the poor. […]
Sefako Makgatho Health Science University recently introduced the office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation to its institution. At the helm of developing this directorate is Mr David Sedumedi who holds MEd in Higher Education (Course work specialising in Student Development) and currently busy with his PhD in Leadership and Complexity, methodology: Systems thinking. He has […]
The SMU-MEDUNSA Alumni Association (SMUAA) executive pulled off another successful annual general meeting and a 1988 class reunion. The alumni assembled at the Protea Hotel, Fire and Ice, in Menlyn, recently, honouring the call to embark on their home coming to their alma mater. The prestigious event had a two part programme which comprised of […]
The SMU Library is a preservation space for 840 pieces of cloned bones from 21 male disarticulated skeletons. The library bone clone project was initiated by Prof Anna Oettle, Associate Professor of Anatomy Department. With this project, she was trying to ensure that Anatomy students have access to bones beyond the limited hours in in […]
Phelophepha was established in 1994 as Transnet’s flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project. The second train was introduced in 2012 due to the growing demand. Phelophepha Trains 1 & 2 have been touching 23.5 million people by giving them access to primary health care in Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free […]
Ever conscious of their responsibility towards the less fortunate members of the community around them, the staff and students of SMU elected to spend their 67 minutes living the legacy of Nelson Mandela.