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Who Are We?

Ukzn Surgical Society

The University of Kwazulu-Natal Student Surgical Society founded in August 2011 is a students’ organisation under the patronage of Professor T.E Madiba, who is the former Head of Department of Surgery and Colorectal Unit, at UKZN. It functions throughout the year to organize and co-ordinate programmes that expose its members to surgical disciplines and enriches their skills . The society is affiliated with the department of surgery at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

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Membership is open to all medical students in all years of study at UKZN. People wishing to join the Society will approach the executive committee.
Membership Fee:
The Society requires a membership fee of R20 every year for new members.
• UKZN Student Surgical Society is a student-run academic society situated at the Department of Surgery, UKZN.

• It is in line with the vision of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and advances academic surgery among medical students.

• Pillars of professionalism, promotion of surgery as a discipline, participation in research, participation in surgeon shadowing and scholarship.

• It represents the interests of students at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine who would like to advance their interests in surgery.

• To expose students to surgery as a discipline

• To provide surgical education to students

• To make students aware of surgical innovations available locally and internationally

• To promote a culture of research among students

• To motivate students to pursue a career in surgery

• To set up contacts with other surgical societies locally and internationally

• To provide surgical role models to students

Meet our Team
Mxolisi Xulu


Velenkosini Lamula

Vice Chairperson .

Pfunzo Mukondeleli

Secretary General.

Sweetness Mhlongo

Finance Officer.

Athifa Cassim

Sponsorship Officer .

Peaceful Dlamini

Research Officer.

Okuhle Mtebeni

Shadowing Co-ordinator.

Fanele Eric Gina

Programme Co-ordinator .

Lindokuhle Buthelezi

Public Relations Officer.

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