“We have chosen to name our house after Professor Margaret Smith, and as a residence, we pledge to the following:

  • to being a residence of academic excellence (especially seeing that Margaret Smith was an outstanding woman academic in a time when men dominated her career field);
  • to embracing our diversity in all aspects, united in an essence of family;
  • to social  growth: remaining respectful and charitable to each other and to the community around us;
  • and finally to be women of loyalty, of virtue and of strength.

 These are qualities we hope generations to come after us will also embody, contributing to a wonderful residence culture fitting for all, and at large, to a better society.


By Linda Mabuza, Senior Student 2009,

on behalf of the students of the house

at the Margaret Smith House Naming Ceremony

Friday, 18th September 2009.

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