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2018 Graduation Media Invite

Media Invite 3 May 2018 Re: SMU unleashes 1049 health and natural science professionals to the economy of South Africa Years of burning the midnight oil will be rewarded for the students of the SMU as they will be taking to the stage to be awarded their degrees at the graduations ceremonies which will be […]

Influenza season approaching

Statement as Issued by National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), The influenza season in South Africa occurs in the winter months and is expected to start in the coming weeks. On average the season begins in the first week of June. However, in past years; the season has started as early as the last week […]

VC Human Rights Day Message: 2018

Let me start by thanking you all for your contribution towards the successful start of the 2018 academic year. Your contribution allowed the University community to remain focused on the core functions of the University during the first quarter. A full speech can be accessed by following this link: VC Human Rights Day Message 2018

Launch of the New Centre to enable South Africa to prevent tobacco industry interference in policy making

South Africa has officially joined major emerging national economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICS) to establish capacity for monitoring tobacco industry to curb the multi-billion rand tobacco industry from interfering in tobacco control initiatives. Two tobacco control projects – namely Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Research (ATIM) and the Economics […]

VC Orientation Opening 2018

Welcome and opening speech by the Vice Chancellor Proof Chris de Beer, at the SMU Orientation 2018 ceremony. A full speech can be accessed by following this link: VC Orientation Opening 2018

SMU Statement on Transformation, Racism and Related Matters

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University has issued an urgent statement on the issue of racism following an incident of an email containing certain racist remarks on social media platform. The University has a “zero tolerance to racism of any kind”. The University will act decisively against any form of racism and discrimination regardless of the […]