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The Department of Surgery has just hosted two national meetings -the Registrars symposium(6-7 July) and the 49th Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa- the SRS ( 8-9 July 2022)

The Registrars symposium involves all the South African University Departments of Surgery and SMU had the following achievements:

  • Dr Makhuva won the second overall prize for her oral presentation
  • Dr Mlimi won the debate section in his category
  • Dr Andre Kipnikoff won the BERT MYBURGH research prize – as his prize he will be sponsored to present his research in the UK next year
  • Dr Tegesha Naidoo won the Seals Antrobus prize in Breast research- as part of her prize she will be sponsored to present her research in the USA
  • In the junior research section two students and an intern from SMU presented their Research: 1 Courtney Cooper – 5th year medical student and 6th year medical student LE Grange was the second presenter.
  • The overall national research winner in the junior section was Dr Tebogo Koto from SMU ( He has previously won the national research prize in his 5th year)