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SMU Newsletter: 1st Edition 2021

SMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Peter Mbati calls on all stakeholders to work collaboratively to put the University to the heights of excellence. SMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mbati has called on all staff, management, students, Labor and the SRC to work together to turn around the university. “Without any exaggeration, there is a lot of work to […]

SMU Newsletter: 11th Edition 2020

How SMU coped through the national lockdown SMU DVC for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement Prof Eunice Seekoe recently shared details of how SMU coped during the national lockdown with Daily Higher Education News. Below are some of the points she highlighted. SMU, a survey was undertaken across faculties to identify vulnerable students, that is, […]

SMU Newsletter: 10th Edition 2020

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University hosted a successful 50th International Association of Dental Research Conference The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University hosted the 50th International Association of Dental Research Conference (IADR) from 12 -13 November 2020 at the Fire and Ice Protea Hotel, near Menlyn, in Pretoria. IADR is a professional body of oral […]

SMU Newsletter: 9th Edition 2020

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Department of General Surgery first in the country to use a HAST Technique on a patient The SMU department of general surgery is proud to be the first in South Africa to make use of the Hot Axios Stent Technique (HAST) to relieve a patient suffering from jaundice, due […]

SMU Newsletter: 8th Edition 2020

SMU Launches its own hand sanitizer The Hand Sanitizer Rub is developed and manufactured by the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPS), Mr Madan Poka, Head of the Department, Prof Patrick Demana, the Dean of School of Pharmacy (SOP), in collaboration with the School of Science and Technology (SST) under stewardship Prof Lawrence Obi. The sanitizer […]

SMU Newsletter: 7th Edition 2020

The Stance of Psychosocial Team on COVID‑19 As a Psychosocial team, we are aware that a student tested positive for COVID-19 and that contact tracing was done immediately. It therefore means that even though one student is infected, others are affected, evoking fear on other students. The scripts of students are different depending on their […]