External Councillors

Chairperson of Council

Portfolio: Businessman from the Central region who will add business value to the university

Mr SM Rantso

Qualifications: Assessor (NQF/SAQA) (Services SETA), CPD: Trust Management Seminar (PWC/UFS)

Place of current employment: Exploits Group of Companies

Occupation: Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Chairperson of Council

Portfolio: Technology

Dr CN Mbileni-Morema

Qualifications: MTech (TUT), PhD (Wits), MBA (HWU), Cert Leadership (HWU), Cert Project Management (HWU), Cert Strategy (HWU), Cert Finance (HWU), Cert Economics (HWU), Cert Organisational Behaviour (HWU), Cert Influence (HWU), Cert Marketing (HWU)

Place of current employment: NM Envirotech Solutions

Occupation: Managing Director

Secretary of Council

Dr SM Dzingwa

Qualifications: BA (UKZN), MA (Research), PhD (UKZN)

Occupation: Institutional Registrar

Ministerial Appointee (2)

Mr SJ Njikelana 

Qualifications: Dip Applied Social Studies (UO), Cert Leadership Communication (RU)

 Occupation: Entrepreneur and Consultant

Audit and Risk/ICT Governance

Ms U Exner


Qualifications: Certified Director (IoDSA), Claritas Investment Cert (CFA Institute), CISA (ISACA), CISSP (ISC)², BCom (Unisa)

Place of employment: Lands Consulting

Occupation: Director/Business Owner

Finance (1)

Ms LT Monyamane


Qualifications: MBA (ALU), CA(SA), BAcc Hon (CTA) (Unisa), BAcc (UFS)

Place of employment: Alliance Insurance Company Limited, Maseru, Lesotho

Occupation: Founding Director and Head of Life Insurance: Strategy, Projects and Innovation 

Finance (2)

Ms CM Moshao

Qualifications: Chartered Accountant Qualifying Exam Part 2 (IRBA’s Public Practise Exam), Chartered Accountant Qualifying Exam Part 1 (SAICA), BAcc Hons (UFS), Hons (Commercii in Accounting) (UFS)

Place of employment: African Reinsurance Corporation South Africa Limited

Occupation: Finance Manager


Ms P Moshanyana

Qualifications: BScEng (Civil Engineering) (UKZN), (BBA (Mancosa), PgD in Project Management (Mancosa), CIPM (BMT College),

Dip Advanced Mobile App Development (Shaw Academy)

Place of current employment: Enzi Structural Construction

Occupation: Project Manager / Director

Human Resources Management

Mr GS Hlongwane

Qualifications: MBA (Milpark Business School), BCom Hons (UJ), BTech (UJ), NDip (UJ), MAP (Wits), Cert ERP (UJ)

Place of current employment: Standard Bank Africa Operations

Occupation: Head of Human Capital


Mr ND Maweni


Qualifications: LLM (USAL) (UK), MBA (UoH) (UK)

Place of current employment: SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd

Occupation: Marketing Director


Mr LE Sebola

Qualifications: BEng Comp Hons (UP), MEng (UP)

Place of current employment: Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL)

Occupation: IT Director

Higher Education

Prof (Dr). VM Mmbengwa PhD, PriSciNat

Qualifications: PhD (Business Leadership) (UNISA SBL), Postdoc (NWU), PhD (Agricultural Economics) (UFS), PriSciNat, PGDip (UJ),  Masters in Development Studies (MDS) (UFS), MSc Agric in Animal Science (UFS), DBL (Unisa), BSc Agric Hons (UFS), BSc Agric (Univen)

Place of employment: University of Limpopo

Occupation: Professor: Agricultural Economics


Ms NMMM Mokose

Qualifications: MA Agriculture (UP), BSc (Cornell)

Occupation: Independent Professional Consultant

Expert in local/regional development and governance

Dr MS Sefika


Qualifications: PhD (UFS), MA (UFS), BSc (UFS)

Place of current employment: Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality (MMM)

Occupation: Acting General Manager: Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects

Prominent person who would be able to add value to the Welkom campus

Mr DM Khoabane

Qualifications: BSocSc (UCT)

Place of current employment: African National Congress (ANC)

Occupation: Provincial Executive Member

Alumni Association

Mr ME Frans


Qualifications: PGCE (CUT), BEd Hons / H_EDUM (CUT)

Place of current employment: South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)

Occupation: Full Time Shop Steward

Ministerial Appointee (2)


Ministerial Appointee (3)


Ministerial Appointee (4)


Ministerial Appointee (5)


Internal Councillors

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Prof. P Dube

Qualifications: PhD (Siegen, Germany), BA Hons (UKZN)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement

Prof. AB Ngowi

Qualifications: BSc (UDSM), MSc (Chalmers),

PhD (Wits), Pr CPM (SA), MBIE (BW), MCIOB
Pr Tech Eng, MIEEE

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning

Prof. DP Ngidi

Qualifications: MEd (Unisa), DEd (UZ), Cert Project Management (Boston)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Resources and Operations

Dr GW Paul

Qualifications: BA (UWC), HED (UWC), BTech (TSA), MTech (NMU), LLM (NMU), DTech (NMU)

Senate member

Dr L van Straaten

Qualifications: BA Hons (UNISA), PhD (UFS); PGDip (USB)

Occupation: Deputy Director: Quality Enhancement

Senate member

Prof. F van der Walt

Qualifications: PhD (UP), Masters in Programme and Project Management (Cranefield College), Master’s in Personnel Leadership (UFS), B.A (Hons) in Personnel Leadership (UFS), PGCE (Vista)

Occupation: Associate Professor/Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning (Welkom campus)

Institutional Forum

Mr TS Masoeu

Qualifications: NDip (CUT), BTech (CUT), BEd (Hons) (CUT), Cert Project Management (Central Business Academy), A+ Certification (Computer Science) (NIIT), N+ Certification (Computer Science) (NIIT), NC: Computer Forensics (QCT)

Occupation: Senior Laboratory Technician (Computer Sciences)

Academic staff member

Mr A Nkoyi

Qualifications: NDip (WSU); BTech (WSU); MTech (NMU)

Occupation: Lecturer (Marketing Management)

Non-academic staff member

Mr LP Kokoana

Qualifications: NDip (CUT), BTech (CUT), Management Development Programme (UFS)

Occupation: Manager: Governance and Student Life Unit

Student Representative Council President: Bloemfontein Campus

Mr T Moopela

Student Representative Council President: Welkom Campus

Mr K Nthaba

Uploaded: 19 January 2023