Office of the Vice Chancellor and Principal

Dr Bernard Nthambeleni

Vice Chancellor and Principal

Contact Number: +27 15 962 8316
Email: vice.chancellor@univen.ac.za

Profile

Dr Nthambeleni is an accomplished and successful executive with more than 22 years’ experience in the higher education sector relating to teaching, management, research management & research administration, capacity building programmes, research and development. He brings to this portfolio a wealth of experience and a breadth knowledge and relevant experience that will enable him to successfully lead the University of Venda to becoming a powerful vibrant regional player in the higher education sector and a major academic and research outputs contributor to the South African National System of Innovation.

Dr Nthambeleni currently holds a senior management position at the National Research Foundation of South Africa as the Executive Director in charge of the Grants Management and Systems Administration directorate.

Before joining the National Research Foundation, he worked as a Lecturer at the former Vista University East Rand Campus, Johannesburg and a Researcher in the research project sponsored by the South Africa-Netherlands Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD), Amsterdam Human Science Research Council, Kurt Lewin Institute and the Vrije University of Amsterdam.

Dr Nthambeleni is also a member of the following professional bodies: Institute of Directors in Southern Africa since 2014, the South African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) since 2009, the South African Sociological Association (SASA) since 2008 and the International Sociological Association (ISA) since 2007.

Previous Vice Chancellors

Prof Peter Mbati 2008 – 2018
Dr Jim Leatt (Acting Vice-Chancellor) 2006 – 2007
Prof Gesseier Nkondo 1994 – 2005
Prof Philip Molla (Acting Vice-Chancellor) 1993 – 1994
Prof Piet du Plessis 1988 – 1992

Speeches

Address by the Vice Chancellor on Gender Based Violence and Xenophobia University of Venda, Auditorium 16 September 2019

September 17, 2019
On the 3rdof September at 18h00, our students gathered at the Freedom Squire here on campus for a candlelight vigil...
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Staff

Name: Mrs Sephiwe Nelly Lubisi
Designation: Legal Officer (P7)
Qualification: LLB (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: sephiwe.lubisi@univen.ac.za
Office: LEGAL SERVICES HOUSE Building, Office Number 07, Floor Number 0


Name: Mr Tiniyiko Alleck Sibiya
Designation: Risk Officer (P6)
Qualification: BCOM (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)
Telephone: 0159628219
Email: tinyiko.sibiya@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number G008, Floor Number 0


Name: Adv Mphiriseni Irene Netangaheni
Designation: Executive Secretary (P9)
Qualification: BJUR (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), DIP (LOCAL COLLEGE), HONSRD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone: 0159628505
Email: irene.netangaheni@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 08, Floor Number 1


Name: Mrs Nontlanhla Ntakana
Designation: Assistant International Relations
Qualification: N6 (TECHNIKON SA), MAT (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE), BAHON (null)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: Nontlanhla.Ntakana@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number 08, Floor Number 0


Name: Miss Suzan Manki Sathekge
Designation: International Student Administrator (P12
Qualification: BA (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), MAT (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL), BAHON (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: suzan.sathekge@univen.ac.za
Office: NATURAL SCIENCE BUILDING Building, Office Number 102, Floor Number 0


Name: Adv Avhapfani Eric Nemukula
Designation: Labour Relations Manager (P6)
Qualification: LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), LLM (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: eric.nemukula@univen.ac.za
Office: LEGAL SERVICES HOUSE Building, Office Number 08, Floor Number 0


Name: Ms Azwianewi Marindili
Designation: Internal Audit Assistant (P9)
Qualification: BCOM (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MAT (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: azwianewi.marindili@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 70, Floor Number 0


Name: Mrs Muvhulawa Esther Munano
Designation: Executive Assistant (P7)
Qualification: NAT (TECHNIKON SA), MAT (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL), DIP (NATIONAL PRIVATE COLLEGES), N6 (TECHNIKON SA), BTECH (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA), MTECH (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone: 0159628316
Email: ester.munano@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 04, Floor Number 1


Name: Mr Hulisani Viccel Sithagu
Designation: International Student Administrator (P12
Qualification: GRD 12 (LOCAL SCHOOL), BA (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BAHON (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: hulisani.sithagu@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 10, Floor Number 1


Name: Mr Edward Nkhangweleni Lambani
Designation: Director Legal Services (P4)
Qualification: BPROC (UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND), LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), LLM (UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: edward.lambani@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 09, Floor Number 1


Name: Dr Olusegun Samson Obadire
Designation: Chief Administrative Officer (P7)
Qualification: HONSRD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MRD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: segun.obadire@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number 10, Floor Number 1


Name: Mr Thanyani Mphephu
Designation: Student Discipline Officer (P8)
Qualification: LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), GRD 12 (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE)
Telephone: 0159628297
Email: thanyani.mphephu@univen.ac.za
Office: LEGAL SERVICES HOUSE Building, Office Number 06, Floor Number 0


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