Department of Communications & Marketing

Contact the Department of Communications and Marketing

Contact Univen Spokesperson

Dr Takalani Dzaga – APR
Director: Communications and Marketing
Tel: +27 15 962 8670 / 8112 | Cell phone: +27 82 745 3090 | Email:

Ms Fulufhelo Nonge
Executive Secretary
Tel: +27 15 962 8670 Email:


About Us


The Directorate of Communication and Marketing is responsible for implementing an integrated communications and marketing strategy. This ensures that all communications processes, both internal and external, are aligned to the vision and mission of the university. The directorate has, in the past five years, successfully initiated a range of activities to give effect to the university’s communication strategy.

This has included, among others, the marketing of the new corporate identity of the university, establishing and maintaining the university’s relationship with its alumni through the introduction of a new publication – Univen Alumni News, which will keep the alumni abreast with developments at the university and the enhancement of the university website to create a more modern and friendly atmosphere, using interactive social-media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. In addition, ongoing communication of key institutional issues and developments to various stakeholders was provided through, among others, the Nendila newsletter, Univen Community Radio, regular communiques and student e-mails. All these initiatives have resulted in better and improved communication with both internal and external stakeholders. These initiatives will be continued and strengthened in the next five years. The directorate will continue to nurture, advance, manage and protect the image and reputation of Univen through a proactive communications strategy.

To enhance communication with internal stakeholders, all directorates will be encouraged to have at least one structured meeting per month to ensure that all employees are kept informed of current issues. The main focus of the directorate, given Univen’s aspiration to be among the top South African universities by 2030, will be to aggressively market the successful transformation of the university, in particular the academic project by highlighting key achievements, including profiling successful research and community engagement projects, top researchers and postgraduate students.

Departments and Contacts

The department of Communications and Marketing is comprised of the following divisions:

Name: Dr Takalani Victor Dzaga
Designation: Director Communications And Marketing

Name: Mrs Tshilidzi Grace Cibi
Designation: Functions And Visitiors Officer

Name: Mr Takalani Jeffrey Thabo
Designation: Administration Officer

Name: Ms Tshilidzi Claire Shirinda
Designation: Media/Sound Broadcasting Officer

Name: Mr Mashudu Lucky Ramaleba
Designation: Convocation And Alumni Officer

Name: Mr Itani Justice Lebopa
Designation: Assistant School Liaison Officer

Name: Mr Edzisani Robert Ndou
Designation: Chef (Rector'S Dining Hall)

Name: Miss Tshililo Grace Madzivhandila
Designation: Tea Lady

Name: Mrs Nthambeleni Welheminah Mabogo
Designation: Media/Publications Officer

Name: Mr Justice Shipalana
Designation: Assistant Media And Sound Broadcaster

Name: Mr Lesiba Peter Mashishi
Designation: Assistant Media And Publications Officer

Name: Mrs Nditsheni Gloria Nemanashi
Designation: Assistant Chef

Name: Mrs Takalani Lydia Mufamadi
Designation: Assistant Waiter

Name: Mrs Thidziambi Confidence Mudau
Designation: Tea Lady

Name: Ms Fulufhelo Valery Nonge
Designation: Executive Secretary

Name: Mr Takalani Philip Nyelisani
Designation: School Laison Officer

Name: Mr Mulalo Masisi
Designation: Website Content Officer

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