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Media Alert
14 November 2018
For Immediate Release

Members of the media are hereby invited to SMU-MEDUNSA Alumni Association (SMAA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a Class of 1988 Reunion. This premier event of the SMU will be held on Saturday 17 November 2018, at the Protea Hotel, Fire and Ice, Menlyn, from 17h00 to 23h00.

Young and old graduates who have studied, firstly, at MEDUNSA, then at MEDUNSA Campus of the University of Limpopo (UL) with which it was merged and lately as a stand-alone comprehensive health sciences university, will attend this event. This ceremony will enable the alumni to reconnect with old class mates and reminisce about their days at the university. But they will also be apprised on developments at their alma mater by Prof Chris de Beer, the SMU’s Vice-Chancellor.

The highlight of the ceremony will be a keynote address by Prof E T Mokgokong, the first Black Vice-Chancellor of the former Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) and a stalwart gynaecologist who trained many medical doctors in the country. Prof Mokgokong is expected to share his wisdom and experience, acquired over decades as an academic and as a health professional, with the captive audience of alumni.

Alumni structures are statutory bodies that have been established in terms of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Statute of 2016. Among other roles, alumni structures assist the university to establish networks of support to mobilise third stream sources of funding for the university, in the wake of declining budgetary allocation from government.

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Released by the SMU Marketing & Communication
Contact Dr Eric Pule, the Director, Marketing & Communication
Phone 012 521 4563