Celebrating 50 Years

The SAMRC turns 50 on 1 July 2019.  A great deal has been achieved over the past few decades and the organisation is now one of world’s leaders in conducting and funding health research.

In the coming months, a number of events are planned to reach staff – both current and past - and stakeholders that have contributed to making this organisation what it is today. These include:

  • Timeline of highlights since 1969
  • A legacy publication of key highlights/achievements/impact that have shaped the organisation
  • Staff activities and functions
  • South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) supplement
  • Media engagement
  • A gala dinner and awards ceremony to be held on 7 Nov 2019 at the CSIR International Conference Centre, Pretoria
  • Conferences/symposia/workshops/schools programme under the banner of the 50th anniversary