Invitation to the installation ceremony of Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa as the first Chancellor of SMU

14 March 2017


Members of the media are cordially invited to the installation ceremony of Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa. She is the first Chancellor at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) since its inception in 2014. Dr Molewa is currently the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa.

This historic ceremony will be held on Friday 17 March 2017,  16h30 for 17h00, SMU Sports Complex, Ga-Rankuwa, in Pretoria.

Installing Chancellor Molewa marks another successful milestone in the constitution of the governance structures at this fledgling university. The Chancellor’s primary role is and will be to fulfil ceremonial duties at the official events of the university.

As a newly established University by the democratic government of South Africa, SMU’s governance structures are in place in ensuring that it fulfils its mandate in training Health Sciences professionals.

Such structures include the 25 Council Members Committee which is the highest decision making body of the University, the Senate Institutional Forum, Alumni Association Executive and the Student Representative Council.

The highlight of this prestigious installation ceremony will be Chancellor Molewa delivering her address to a captive audience of cabinet ministers, staff, students, business and the neighbouring community.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the installation ceremony as per the details above. Mostly, importantly, media need to confirm their attendance before Thursday 16 March on the details below:

Best wishes,

Issued by:

Marketing and Communications Department – Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

RSVP:     before 16 March 2017 to the email address below: 

For more details, please contact:

Dr Eric Pule
Director Marketing and Communication
Tel: 012 521 4563

For media inquiries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871

Issued by the department of Environmental Affairs on behalf of Sefako Makgato Health Sciences University