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The members of the media are hereby informed about the memorial service of the late Prof Bongani Mayosi. The late Prof Mayosi was the dean of the faculty of health sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT), a world-renowned researcher and a scholar. Prof Mayosi collaborated with SMU on various medical research projects. Further to that, he supported the University with training of subspecialist at Groote Schuur hospital. The memorial service will be held on Thursday 2 August 2018, at the Sports Complex, SMU, Ga-Rankuwa, and Pretoria at 15h00.

The provisional programme of the memorial service is as follows:

  • Opening and Welcome: Prof Chris de Beer, SMU Vice-Chancellor
  • Purpose of the day: MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa/Deputy Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla


  • Prof Pindile Mntla, SMU
  • Prof Green Thompson, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof Mofolo/Baloyi, University of the Free State (UOFS)
  • Prof Mokgokong / Prof Rantloane, University of Pretoria (UP)
  • Prof Mike Sathekge, President, College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA)
  • Prof Velaphi, Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Dr Kgosi Letlape, Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Friends/Colleagues/Students: Dr Martin Mpe, Dr Zweli Mkhize
  • Student, SMU SRC President
  • Eulogy, Prof Luvhengo, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Vote of thanks, Dr Pooe

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