The Stellenbosch University Surgical Society (SUSS) is a society hosted on the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University.


Although COVID-19 has brought various obstacles to our society, we have adapted and restructured our normal functioning to provide the best surgical exposure a student can get while keeping things interesting with the occasional competition and social event!

Our YouTube channel has some of the talks we’ve previously hosted and provide for an interesting watch on any day!

See the details below to access the aforementioned:

  • Instagram – @susurgicalsociety
  • Facebook  – Stellenbosch University Surgical Society – SUSS
  • YouTube  – Stellenbosch University Surgical Society

Activities we host:

Pro bono surgical initiatives

You can get involved in many ways ranging from assisting in surgery and clinical management to gardening and filing.

Projects we are involved in include:

  • Project Flamingo (A project focusing on providing timely surgery to patients with breast cancer).
  • The Daisy Project (A Karl Bremer Hospital-based initiative providing a variety of services relating to the field of general surgery).
  • Operation Smile (Surgery is provided to children with cleft lips/palates).
Quiz nights

A night where you and your friends form teams to partake in our monthly general knowledge quiz and stand the chance to win some cool prizes.

Registrar debate

An annual debate with registrars from Tygerberg Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital enter a battle of the wits on one serious and one humorous topic of our choice – entertainment you cannot miss!

Golden Scalpel

Participants partake in rounds varied with academic and activity-based challenges to determine our winner.

The SUSS committee is divided into various portfolios, below you’ll see even more opportunities for you that each portfolio organizes individually:

Community and Outreach Portfolio

Shadow surgeries

Trauma nights 

First aid course

Talks Portfolio


Workshop Portfolio


Academic Portfolio

Catch-up talks

Research opportunities in collaboration with Q (The Tygerberg Undergraduate Research Society).

SUSS certified notes

Media and Marketing Portfolio

Merchandise such as scrub caps, travel mugs and shirts.

If you are a registered student at Stellenbosch University, on the Tygerberg Campus, please do sign up via MySun!