Dr VT Maphai


Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Unisa), MPhil (Leuven), PhD (UKZN), Advanced Management Programme (Harvard), Finance for Senior Management (Harvard), Advanced Negotiation (Harvard)

External Councillors

Chairperson of Council

Portfolio: Technology

 Dr CN Mbileni-Morema

Qualifications: PhD (Wits), MTech (TUT), 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

Deputy Chairperson of Council

Portfolio: 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

Secretary of Council

Dr SM Dzingwa

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

Place of employment: Lands Consulting

Occupation: Director/Business Owner

Finance (1)

Ms CM Moshao

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

Place of employment: African Reinsurance Corporation South Africa Limited

Occupation: Finance Manager

Finance (2)

Dr R Mahabeer

Qualifications: CA (SA), FCMA, CGMA, FCA (England & Wales), BFP, FCCA, CIA, FIIASA, M. Inst.D SARIPA, INSOL MBA (Derby), Cert Leadership (UP), MCom (UKZN) PGDip (UKZN), NDip (DUT)

Place of employment: Trilord Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Occupation: Chief Executive Officer


Ms P Moshanyana


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)

Place of current employment: Independent Professional Consultant

Occupation: Independent Professional Consultant


Mr AS Dladla

Qualifications: MBL (Advanced Strategic Marketing), (Unisa), PGDip Digital Marketing (Regent Business School), PGDip BA (Milpark Business School), BPhil (Hons) Marketing Management (IMMGSM), Dip Marketing Management (RAU), Dip Animal Health (NWU), PGDip Marketing (IMMGSM), CM(SA)

Place of current employment: Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP)

Occupation: Marketing Specialist

Prominent person from the Central region who will add business value to the university

Mr LTK Shabe

Qualifications: BScEd (NWU), BTech (CUT), MBA (UFS), Diploma (Damelin), Cert Business Leadership (Wits), Certified Director (IoDSA)

Place of current employment: Harmony Gold Mining Company

Occupation: Head: Socio-economic Development


Ms J Bouverie

Qualifications: LLB Degree (UCT), BA (Law) (UCT), Notary Public – School for Practical Legal Training (Wits), Conveyancer – School for Practical Legal Training (UCT), LSSA Practical Legal Training Programme (UCT), Small Business Enrichment Programme, Certificate in Refugee and Migration Law (Wits), Diploma in Nursing (Carinus Nursing College, Cape Town)

Place of current employment: Bouverie Attorneys

Occupation: Director (Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public)

Alumni Association

 Mr LJ Seleke

Qualifications: BTech (CUT), NDip (CUT),

Education Changemakers (ECM) Programme (Unisa), Facilitator Training (NYDA)

Place of current employment: Grassland Secondary School

Occupation: Educator

Ministerial Appointee (2)


Ministerial Appointee (3)


Ministerial Appointee (4)


Ministerial Appointee (5)


Higher Education


Internal Councillors

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Prof. P Dube

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement

Prof. AB Ngowi

Qualifications: PhD (Wits), MSc (Chalmers), BSc (UDSM), Pr CPM (SA), MBIE (BW), MCIOB
Pr Tech Eng, MIEEE

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning

Prof. DP Ngidi

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

Executive Director: Resources and Operations


Senate member

Dr L Wiese

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

Occupation: Deputy Director: Quality Enhancement

Senate Member (1)

Prof. EJS Coetzee

Qualifications: PhD (UFS), (MA) (Kreatiewe skryfkuns) (UFS), HOS718: Postgraduate supervision (MA Level) (UFS), MA (Communication Sciences) (UFS), BA Hons (Unisa)

Occupation: Associate Professor: Department of Communications Sciences: Faculty of Humanities

Institutional Forum Member

Dr MC Molete

Qualifications: D_CLPM (CUT)

Occupation: Lecturer: Communication Sciences 

Academic staff member

Mr I Phage

Qualifications: MSc (NWU), BScEd (SMU), Cert Engineering Technology (UJ)

Occupation: Lecturer: Physics / Chemistry / Maths

Non-academic staff member

Ms G Nkili

Occupation: Manager and Psychologist:                              Counselling/Wellness

Institutional SRC President: Bloemfontein Campus

Mr IM Matlhaku

Institutional SRC President:  Welkom Campus

Mr T Makintane

Uploaded: 14 April 2024