Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Former names
Motto 'Knowledge for Quality Health Services'
Established 1 January 2015
Location Ga-Rankuwa (next to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital) Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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Colours Orange, Blue, White

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa.[1] It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA).[2] It is named after South African politician Sefako Makgatho.[3]


The seat of the University is located at Ga-Rankuwa.[4] The name change from MEDUNSA to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) was one of the causes of the riots in August 2014.[5] The launch on 14 April 2015 was attended by President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, with the President delivering the keynote address.

Degree programmes

The following degree programmes are offered:


  • Interim Campus Head: Prof. Tshepo Gugushe
  • Interim Council:
    • Prof. Olive Shisana (Chairperson)
    • Prof. A. M. Segone
    • Dr. N. Simelela
    • Paul Slack
    • Sizo Mchunu


  1. "Medunsa to be split from University of Limpopo". Business Day Live.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "SA: Sefako University to incorporate Medunsa Campus".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. " South Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande Launches Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, 14 Apr".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. SAPA. "SABC News - Gauteng to open new university in 2015:Saturday 17 May 2014".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Medunsa students receive death threats". The Citizen.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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