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Media Alert
10 May 2019
For Immediate Release

The members of the media are hereby invited to grace the SMU’s graduation ceremonies which will be held from 13 to 15 May 2019, 10h00, at the Sports Complex, SMU, Ga-Rankuwa Zone 1, Molotlegi Street, Pretoria, GPS Coordinates 25.6212° S 28 0169° E.

The highlights of these premier events of the university will be the recognition and celebration of 29 students who will be awarded their degrees cum laude (outstanding results). They will receive exciting prizes for their achievements.

Mr Ananias Kgopa, a Lecturer and a Ph.D Student, in the Department of Biochemistry, established a tissue-culture and molecular biology laboratory for Honours, Masters and PhD students, at SMU. Kgopa had to build the laboratory afresh as the university did not have one. The Laboratory focuses on Cancer and Diabetes research, using tissue culture to explore the impact of traditional medicine to manage Diabetes and Cancer.

The audience will also listen to these influential speakers delivering key note address as follows:

Dr Thandi Mgwebi, Deputy Vice- Chancellor (DVC) , Research, Innovation and Engagement, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) 13 May 2019 School of Science and Technology
Mr Vincent Tlala, Chief Operation Officer (COO), South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) 14 May 2019 School of Health Care Science and School of Pharmacy
Prof Ncoza Dlova, Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of KZN. 15 May 2019 School of Medicine and School of Oral Health Sciences

The copies of the speeches of the speakers will be made available after they have been presented. Should you wish to interview any of the cum laude students, please indicate to enable us to arrange it.


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