1.1 Your use of this and other websites of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is subject to the terms and conditions as set out below: .
1.2 You should read the terms and conditions carefully before you access any website or online platforms of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.
1.3 By using these websites, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and comply with them.
2.1 Copyright of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Permission for the commercial use of any content on the University’s websites may be obtained from the Legal Office at
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi Street, Ga-Rankuwa
2.2 You may download, view and print content from the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University websites for legitimate purposes only.
2.3 All moral rights of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and its employees and students are reserved.
Other Intellectual Property Rights
3.1 All the work, trademarks and databases on this website, including but not limited to, software, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks and designs are proprietary of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation. Subject to the rights afforded to you herein, all other rights to all intellectual property on this site are expressly reserved.
4.1 When you visit the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University website and during that visit complete a web form to request information or when you send an e-mail to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and do not explicitly request a non-electronic communication medium, you consent to receiving communications from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications sent by Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University satisfy any legal requirements, including, but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be “in writing”.
4.2 You acknowledge and accept that the action to click on specified buttons on certain web forms on the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University sites may constitute an expression of intent or other statement.
5.1 Hyperlinks provided on Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University websites to other sites are provided as is and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University does not necessarily agree with, edit or sponsor the content on such web pages. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University does not take any responsibility for the materials contained in such linked websites.
Using search functionality
6.1 The use of search functionality, such as “web-crawlers” to search and access information from this website is not permitted if such functionality will result in slowing down this website or infringe the intellectual property rights of the University.
7.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this website are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free. Visitors are encouraged to report any possible malfunctions and errors.
7.2 The visitors agrees that the sites are used at own risk. It is the sole responsibility of the visitor to satisfy themselve that the service available from and through our website will meet the their individual requirements and will be compatible with the visitor’s hardware and/or software.
7.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University unless the contrary is expressly indicated.
7.4 Neither Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University nor any of its representatives shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use of this website.
7.5 No information or data on this web site is an offer to do business, but is merely information purpose.
7.8 No agreements shall be concluded merely by message to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Valid agreements require an acceptance of an offer from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.
7.9 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by the institution until the complete message enters the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University mail server and is being retrieved and processed by the addressee.
8.1 This site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore governed by South African law, subject to the terms of Public International Law.
9.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is committed to protecting our users’ privacy.
9.2 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University only collects personal information when users provide such information voluntarily, e.g. when they wish to apply and register for studies at the University
9.3 In some cases non-personal information, such as the user’s domain and IP-address is stored on the user’s computer as a cookie-file and in a statistics file on the web sever. This information is used to improve the service offered to users.
9.4 The collected personal information is stored in databases to which access is strictly controlled and only staff, who in the course of their duties need to have access to such information.
9.5 No personal information about a user will be disclosed to third parties without the user’s permission or due process.
9.6 By using this website, the user consents to the following:
9.6.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University may use personal information about the user to communicate with the user from time to time.
9.6.2 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University may use the user’s information for non-personal statistical purposes.
9.7 Registered students may view their own personal and other study-related information through the Self Help iEnabler (smu.ac.za)
10.1 All reasonable steps will be taken to secure a user’s information
10.2 Users undertake not to divulge their usernames and passwords to any other person.
10.3 It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information on this website, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this website shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed.
10.4 All requests for online transactions are encrypted with 128 bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology.
Changes and amendments
11.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify and/or amend any information on its websites without prior notice.
11.2 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University may, in its sole discretion, change the terms and conditions of using its websites at any time without prior notice.
12.1 In the event of any dispute of any nature whatsoever arising between the parties on any matter provided for in, or arising out of this agreement, the South African law will apply and the appropriate courts of South Africa will have jurisdiction.
13.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature, Molotlegi Street, Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, Gauteng.
14.1 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is public university deemed to have been established in terms of the Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997.
14.2 The university may be visited or contacted at the following addresses:
P.O Box 60