Department of Communications & Marketing



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Contact the Department of Communications and Marketing

Contact Univen Spokesperson

Mr 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 Position Work Tel Email
1.    Mr. Takalani Dzaga, APR Director: Communications and Marketing 015 962 8112


2.    Vacant HoD: Communications and Marketing
3.    Mr Takalani Nyelisani Schools Liaison Officer 015 962 8339


4.    Mr Takalani Thabo Administrative Officer 015 962 8670


5.    Mr Mashudu Ramaleba Convocation and Alumni Officer 015 962 8338


6.    Vacant Development Officer 015 962 8621


7.    Ms Fulufhelo Nonge Executive Secretary 015 962 8670


8.    Ms Tshililo Muthadzwi Senior Secretary 015 962 8823


9.    Ms Tshilidzi Shirinda Media and Sound Broadcasting Officer 015 962 8336/



10.  Mr Justice Lebopa Assistant Schools Liaison Officer 015 962 9139


11. Mrs Grace Cibi Functions and Visitors Officer 015 962 8402


12. Mrs Welheminah Mabogo Media and Publications Officer 015 962 8525


13. Mr Mulalo Masisi Website Content Officer 015 962 8348


14.  Mr Peter Mashishi Assistant Media and Publication Officer 015 962 8525
15. Mr Justice Shipalana Assistant Media Sound broadcasting Officer 015 962 8336


16. Dr Lufuno Kone Foundation Manager 015 962 8191
17.  Mr Robert Ndou Chef 015 962 8286
18. Mrs Gloria Nemanashi Waitress 015 962 8286
19.  Ms Lydia Mufamadi Waitress 015 962 8286
20. Ms Rosalia Mathibeli Waitress 015 962 8286
21. Mrs Thidzi Mudau Tea Lady 015 962 8432
22. Mrs Tshililo Madzivhandila Tea Lady 015 962 8432
23. Mrs Elizabeth Mphuma Tea Lady 015 962 8432
Social Media Networks

University of Venda
Facebook: University of Venda
Twitter: UnivenOfficial
Instagram: UniversityOfVenda

Univen Alumni
Facebook: University of Venda Alumni

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Last updated: November 13, 2017 at 10:39 am