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Media Advisory
Date: 19 April 2021

The two days of engagements with stakeholders aim to assess and address a number of issues related to university culture and values. Additionally, discussions will touch on what the future holds; and how should the SMU community work together for a strengthened successful SMU. All participating stakeholders including management, labour, students and staff will be allowed to express themselves during the two-day session freely and have their voices heard.

The Inaugural Dialogue – is in line with the University objectives of continuing to develop and building the best Health Sciences University, Following the approval of its 2021-2025 strategic plan by council.

“The university inaugural dialogue takes place under the theme “What should a successful SMU look like” and we want everyone to freely express themselves and take part in this crucial step taken by the university. It is expected that the outcome of the dialogue will help in terms of shaping the future of the university and culminate in an institutional compact”, said Dr Eric Pule, SMU spokesperson.

SMU Vice – Chancellor Professor Peter Mbati has emphasized that the strategic plan 2021-2025 is a roadmap that will guide everyone towards achieving the goal of being a leading regional University as measured by teaching and learning excellence, vibrant impactful research and innovation, post graduate training and excellence in core support activities including ICT, infrastructure and maintenance.

“I therefore call for better collaboration, teamwork and a greater sense of duty by all including our students and staff in order for us to achieve the desired new status”, said the Vice – Chancellor.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date 20-21 April 2021
Time: 08am to 16pm

Members of the media can make arrangements for pre and post event interviews.

Issued by the Marketing & Communication
For more details, please contact Dr Eric Pule, email address eric.pule@smu.ac.za
Phone 012 521 4563 Cell: 0635035587
Website: www.smu.ac.za