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Prof. HJ de Jager

Prof. Henk de Jager was inaugurated as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of CUT on 30 June 2017. He has almost 3 decades of experience in Higher Education, South Africa; of which 12 years as Executive Dean in the field of Engineering and Technology.

He held the position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Research at the Central University of Technology effective from 1 July 2012 until 31 December 2015. The position was re-envisioned to become the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement his official portfolio. He holds an MDipTech in Electrical Engineering; BA (Industrial Psychology); PGDip (Tertiary Education); and a DTech (Education Management).


Doctor Gary W Paul

Dr Paul holds a number of qualifications, including a Higher Diploma in Education; a BA Degree; an MTech (Human Resources) (cum laude); an LLM (Labour Law); and a DTech (Human Resources).

Other achievements and special awards include the Six Sigma Black Belt, which he obtained in 2001 in Cologne, Germany; the American Council on Education Fellowship (ACE) (2009/2010); 


Professor Alfred Ngowi

Professor Alfred Ngowi is currently in the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement.


Professor David Ngidi

Prof. David Phathabantu Ngidi joined the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities on 1 July 2010. Before joining CUT, Professor Ngidi was working for the University of Zululand (1995-2010). 


Doctor Nothemba (Pinky) Mrwetyana

Dr Nothemba (Pinky) Mrwetyana has 32 years’ experience in Higher Education in South Africa, of which she served two 5-year periods as Registrar at the University of Fort Hare. She assumed duties as the Registrar of the Central University of Technology, Free Sate (CUT) on 01 September 2013.

She holds a BA (History and Anthropology majors); UED (English and History Methods); BEd; and MEd (Instructional Technology) from the University of Fort Hare; an MEd (Curriculum Studies: History) from Rhodes University; and a PhD (Technology in Education) from the University of Natal. She is currently completing modules towards the Master’s Degree in Business Leadership at the University of South Africa (UNISA).


Madam Justice Mahube Molemela was inaugurated as Chancellor on 10 June 2016. Read more...

The University Council is the highest decision-making body at Central University of Technology, Free State and consists of twenty-five members. Sixty percent (60%) of the members are external members.

Members of Council

The Institutional Forum (IF) was established to address the challenges facing CUT in the changing Higher Education Environment. The IF must ensure that the institution succeeds in stimulating, directing and using the creative and intellectual energies of the broader CUT community. The IF integrates the institutional responsibilities of academic and executive management, which is to provide strategic analysis and appropriate institutional policy and procedural advice to the Council, the Principal/Vice-Chancellor, Senate and the Management Committee of CUT.

Members of the Institutional Forum

The Senate is the primary forum in CUT for the discussion and resolution of academic matters and for developing for transmission to Council policies and procedures on academic aspects and implications of any business coming before the Council.

Members of Senate

The Management Committee (MANCOM), comprising of top management staff members, functions in an advisory capacity to the Principal/Vice-Chancellor. The main function of the MANCOM is to advise on any matter referred to it by the Principal/Vice-Chancellor and on any matter referred to it by a member, in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, as well as the management of projects.

Members of the Management Committee

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