Ms Khomotjo Kgare
Khomotjo Kgare (commonly known as KK by colleagues) is a young, vibrant, passionate clinician as well as a developing academic and researcher. She attained her undergraduate honours degree from the University of Limpopo, now Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. KK established two successful departments before joining the academia i.e. Thabazimbi Hospital as well as Ndlovu Wits Audiology ClinicAs a clinician, she received various awards i.e Certificate of appreciation for establishing and maintaining the success of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme at the Primary Health Care Clinics in the district , Employee of the year as well a certificate for Positive attitude . She pursued her Masters in Audiology with Wits University researching on the Effectiveness of clinic-based newborn hearing screening services in rural areas. Her academic and research passion was developed through supervision of PG students. While doing the community engagement projects within the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality, she co-authored an article: Public awareness of audiology, hearing and hearing health in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. In terms of research, she has presented at various national and internal conferences, won two research related travel awards to attend conferences i.e. The Margot Lachman as well as SASLHA travel award. Upon Joining SMU in 2019, she headed the prevention and promotion awareness campaigns in the department as well as was the departmental research coordinator ( and serving on the faculty’s undergraduate research ethics committee), and was part of the student support program. KK headed a community engagement program/research Implementation of Communication boards in the ICU , surgical wards which was nominated for the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in 2021.
B(SLPA) (UL), MA(Audiology) (Wits)