External Councillors

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 (1)

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

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

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 LE Sebola

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

Place of current employment: Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL)

Occupation: IT Director


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)


Finance (1)




Businessperson from the Central region who will add business value to the university


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


Senate member

Dr L Wiese

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

Occupation: Deputy Director: Quality Enhancement

Senate Member (1)

Prof. EJS Coetzee

Qualifications: BA Hons (UNISA), (M.A.C.) (Communication Science) (UFS), HOS718: Postgraduate supervision (MA Level), (MA), (MA) (Kreatiewe skryfkuns) (Higher and Further Education), PhD.

Occupation: Associate Professor: Communication Sciences

Institutional Forum Member

Dr MC Molete

Qualifications: D_CLPM (CUT)

Occupation: Lecturer: Communication Sciences 

Academic staff member

Mr I Phage

Qualifications: MSc (Natural Science Education) (NWU), BSc Ed. (SMU or MEDUNSA), Certificate in Engineering Technology (UJ- former RAU).

Occupation: Lecturer: Physics / Chemistry / Maths

Student Representative Council President: Bloemfontein Campus

Mr IM Matlhaku

Student Representative Council President: Welkom Campus

Mr MC Dangobe

Non-academic staff memberVacant
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