The postgraduate symposium will provide a platform for postgraduate students to engage in research exchanges and conversations with academics and fellow students. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their research in any of the following forms:

    • Poster Presentations

    • 20-minute Oral Presentations (in person)

    • 20-minute Oral Presentations (virtual)

Abstract and Poster Requirements:

    • Abstracts should be 350 words and 500 words (Maximum)

    • The abstract should include: the title, background, objectives, methods, results, conclusion and contribution of the study and keywords

    • All submissions should be in PDF format

    • A minimum of three keywords should be included in abstract

Additional Information for Posters:

** If you wish to display a poster during the M&D symposium, you are required to submit an abstract for your poster following the above guidelines.

** Those who submit an abstract with the intent to do a poster presentation will be required to print their posters in  A3 format size for display during the M&D symposium

You may submit your abstract Here. For more information, please contact Dr Pardon Blessings Maoneke, University of Mpumalanga (


Abstract submission deadline:                                                   15 October 2022

Notification to participants:                                                       31 October 2022

Final (camera ready) oral presentations and posters:         15 November 2022

Masters & Doctoral Symposium                                             23 November 2022


The M & D Symposium is free of charge. You are also welcome to attend the workshops on 22 November free of charge. The details of the workshops will be available on the conference website by 30 September.


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