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Council

About SMU Council

Council mandate

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Council governs the University in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Education Act (No. 101 of 1997) and the Statute of the SMU (2016) and is accountable to the Minister. In broad terms, the Council is responsible for the following:

a. Ensuring good governance of the University
b. Accountable for financial resources and institutional assets;
c. Monitoring the implementation of the transformation agenda of the University;
d. Approving and monitoring the implementation of the University’s strategic plan, vision, mission, strategic goals;
e. Approving and submitting the Annual Report to the Department of Higher Education and Training;
f. Approving recommendations by Senate in respect of academic matters, inclusive of academic programmes and enrolment plans.
g. Approving tuition fees and contracts/agreements in accordance with the delegation of authority as approved by Council;
h. Approving all policies and institutional rules and the annual budget of the University

In carrying out these and related responsibilities, the Council refrains at all times from becoming involved in operational matters, which fall within the domain of Management.

The Council of SMU comprises 27 members, 17 of which are external members who are not employed by the University and 10 are internal members. Council members are required to have knowledge, expertise and experience relevant to the objectives and management of the University. Council meets at least three times a year.

Council Committees

Council performs its tasks by means of a committee structure consisting of the following:
a. Executive Committee of Council
b. Human Resources Committee of Council
c. Audit and Risk Committee of Council
d. Finance and Investment Committee of Council
e. Student Affairs Committee of Council
f. IT Governance Committee of Council
g. Membership Committee of Council
h. Remuneration Committee of Council
i. Planning and Resources Committee of Council; and
j. Joint Committees of Council and the Senate as agreed upon by the Council and the Senate.

Members of Council

Council comprises of members from diverse backgrounds (professional, race, gender, etc.). It is this the diversity that enables them, as individuals and as a collective, to provide SMU with the relevant judgement and guidance on institutional governance matters to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the university.

COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP 

Ms Maria Rambauli – Council Chairperson

Qualification(s)

Bachelor of Honours in Psychology (MEDUNSA),
Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA)

Ms Mmanare Mamabolo – Council Deputy Chairperson

Qualification(s)

LLB (UDW), Post Graduate Diploma
(PGD) in Business Leadership (Monash South Africa)

Prof P Mbati (Vice-Chancellor)

Qualification(s)

PhD (Parasitology) (Kenyatta University)

Mr S Cox

Qualification(s)

 

Mr S Gounden

Qualification(s)

CA (SAICA)

Mr W Helfrich

Qualification(s)

 

Mr Thabiso Lekoana

Qualification(s)

BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (University of Pretoria)

Dr Mangaliso Mahlaba

Qualification(s)

MBChB (MEDUNSA),
Masters (Health Economics & Pharma Economics) (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)

Ms L Mothae, CA (SAICA)

Qualification(s)

CA (SAICA)

Dr A Ribeiro

Qualification(s)

MBChB (MEDUNSA)

Mr Linda Rojie

Qualification(s)

BSC Honours in Biochemistry (SMU)

Mr Sithembiso Sambo

Qualification(s)

BSC (Dietetics & Nutrition) (SMU)

Ms Nontlaza Sizani

Qualification(s)

BCOMPT (UNISA)

Dr JG Tshifularo

Qualification(s)

PhD (UNIVEN)

Dr Johan van Heerden

Qualification(s)

MBChB (SU)
MBA

Prof ZM Koto

Qualification(s)

MBChB,
PhD (UKZN)

 

Prof S Lekalakala-Mokgele

Qualification(s)

PhD (UFS)

 

Prof S Madiba

Qualification(s)

PhD (Medunsa)

Prof OA Ayo-Yusuf (Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Postgraduate Studies and Innovation)

Qualification(s)

MSc, MPH, PhD (Maastricht University)

Prof E Seekoe (Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching, Leaning and Community Engagement)

Qualification(s)

MBA, PhD (UJ)

2 Student Representatives
5 vacancies


 

 

Contact Details

Email: registrar@smu.ac.za
Tel: 012 521 4000

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