Welcoming Interns to the Department of Physiology - 2023

Posted on July 31, 2023

The Department of Physiology takes great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to Ms Khanyisa Maswanganye and Ms Nibha Surajlal, our distinguished interns. Their appointment, made possible through the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus (PYES) initiative, marks a significant step towards fostering employment opportunities for young graduates and cultivating their work-readiness skills.

From July 1st to December 31st, 2023, Ms Maswanganye and Ms Surajlal will be integral members of our department, contributing their insights and energy to our academic community. The PYES initiative, a commendable endeavour, aims to empower young University of Pretoria graduates by offering them valuable professional experiences and a platform to hone their skills.

We are immensely grateful to the PYES initiative for selecting two exceptional individuals to join us in our pursuit of excellence. The guidance and mentorship provided by Prof. Janette Bester and Dr Mia van Rooy will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the journey of Ms Maswanganye and Ms Surajlal during their internship. Their enthusiasm and dedication have already left a positive impression, and we look forward to witnessing their growth and contributions.

Prof Bester and Dr van Rooy, esteemed mentors for our interns, express their excitement to be part of this significant endeavour. They eagerly anticipate the privilege of contributing to the professional development of these young talents, and their involvement reaffirms our department's commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals.

As we embrace this opportunity to foster young talent and provide a platform for their growth, we commend the vision of the PYES initiative and express our sincere enthusiasm for the journey that lies ahead. The Department of Physiology is not only proud to welcome Ms Maswanganye and Ms Surajlal but also to play a role in shaping their paths toward success.

- Author Department of Physiology

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