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What is Alumni?

All students, who have registered with the University of Venda in the past, whether they completed their programmes or not, constitute the Alumni of Univen. While an alumnus and alumna refer to a male and female graduate respectively and alumni when they are many, these terms are applied more broadly to refer to former students, current and former staff members, current post graduate students, honorary degree recipients, friends and donors.

Alumni Office

It ensures effective interaction between alumni and their alma mater. This relationship is strengthened through, among others, revival of the chapters, school based associations and profiling alumni on Nendila newsletter. We maintain a database of all former students of Univen as well as graduates of the university. In general, this office implements a plan aimed at vigorously promoting constant communications with the alumni.

Mission

It is the mission of Univen Alumni:

  • To act as ambassadors for the University;
  • To co-operate in supporting strategic goals of the University;
  • To unite alumni, friends of the University, parents and students, in an effort to establish and maintain friendship at grassroots level;
  • To help attract and assist prospective students to attend at Univen;
  • To advise the institution in its dealings with various publics;
  • To maintain close ties with their alma-mater, and foster a feeling of loyalty;
  • To assist and support the University in increasing its academic standards;
  • To participate in the governance of the University.
  • To contribute towards institutional advancement through donations / gifts in cash or in kind. Donations are tax deductible.

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Convocation is a statutory body comprising all graduates of the university, the vice-chancellor, the vice-principals, the registrar or registrars, the director-library services of the University, academic employees and such employees as may be designated by council on the recommendation of senate to be members of convocation. The day-to-day administrative affairs of Convocation are managed by the office of Convocation and Alumni. Duties of the executive committee of convocation include administering the affairs of convocation, discussing and on behalf of convocation, state its opinion on any matters relating to the University or to the convocation, including matters that may be referred to it by council; and administering such funds as may be allocated to it from time to time by council.

The executive committee of convocation is constituted as follows:

Convocation Executive Committee

Mr S M Ravhuanzwo President shumani.ravhuanzwo@gmail.com
Mr F Mvundlela Deputy President fmvundlelaattorneys@webmail.co.za
Prof. A.E. Nesamvuni Secretary edward.nesamvuni@univen.ac.za
Mr M J Masia Executive Committee Member nakisani01@gmail.com
Mr L R Mudzanani Executive Committee Member mudzananil@limpopoleg.gov.za
Ms Y Mudau Executive Committee Member tymudau@webmail.co.za
Ms N Mukwevho Executive Committee Member nkhumemm@webmail.co.za
Adv. P Matshidze Executive Committee Member Pfarelo.matshidze@univen.ac.za
Prof. T. Ngobeli Senate Representative thina.ngobeli@univen.ac.za
Prof P.A. Mbati The Vice Chancellor and Principal vice.chancellor@univen.ac.za
Mr T.V. Dzaga Director: Communications and Marketing takalani.dzaga@univen.ac.za

2014 meeting dates for the executive committee of the convocation


DATE

DAY OF THE WEEK

TIME

VENUE

 

14 March 2014

 

Friday

 

17h30

 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

23 May 2014

 

Friday

 

17h30

 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

15 August 2014

 

Friday

 

17h30

 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

17 October 2014

 

Friday

 

17h30

 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

A Chapter is a group of alumni who stay/work in a particular locality. The University of Venda alumni are organized per province/region/city/town and any other area where they are found including Southern African countries. A Chapter offers opportunities for continued friendship with fellow alumni, students and staff.
The existing chapters (and committees-which play a co-ordinating role) are: Gauteng, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Malelane and Witabank.

3.1. Univen Polokwane Alumni Chapter (Interim)


Names

Portfolio

Contact

Mr Evans Selomo

Chairperson

 

0827170342
Selomo73@@gmail.com

Mr Collins Thagalu  Munyai

Secretary

0762272040
munyaim@sac.limpopo.gov.za

Mr Thomani  Tsar Magidi

Treasurer

0732760732
magidit@dssl.limpopo.gov.za

Mr Victor  Mufamadi                                 
          

Executive Committee Member

0828000624
mufamadiv@dssl.limpopo.gov.za

Mr Phuti Seloba

Executive Committee Member

0828070796
Phuti.selob@gmail.com

 

 

 

 Ms Tebogo  Makobe  

Executive Committee Member

0720139030
makobe.matebogo@gmail.com

Mr Zeph Nekhavhambe

Executive Committee Member

0823378375
zephmmc@gmail.com

Mr Makonde Mutshinya

Executive Committee Member

0723136534
makondemp@gmail.com

Ms Tlaki Nkadimeng

Executive Committee Member

 

Ms .Nkakareng Rakgoale

Executive Committee Member

0729546444
Rakgoalecn@coghsta.limpopo.gov.za

 

3.2. Univen Gauteng Alumni Chapter


Names

Portfolio

Contact

Prof. Azwinndin Muronga

Chairperson

0724443432
amuronga@gmail.com

Adv. Bossmike Netshiavha

Deputy Chairperson

0734780154
advbossmike@gmail.com

Mr Takalani Modau

Secretary

0839865625
takalanim@mvula.co.za

Ms Sedzesani Magelegeda

Deputy Secretary

0798484136
smagelegeda@ruraldevelopment.gov.za

Mr Lufuno Mulaudzi

Treasurer

0823247053
lufuno.mulaudzi@dac.gov.za

Mr Thendo Ramagoma

Executive Committee Member

0826003943
thendoramagoma@yahoo.com

Dr Ntaka Madala

Executive Committee Member

0834649922
emadala@uj.ac.za

Ms Nomhle Ndlovu

Executive Committee Member

0824111231

3.3. Univen Nelspruit Alumni Committee


Names

Portfolio

Contact

Mr Norman Madzhiga

Chairperson

0829069549
norman@afroshine.co.za

Mr Silence Thela

Deputy Chairperson

0725849229
Silencethela@webmail.co.za

Ms Andile Manzini

Secretary

0822178436
manzinima@gmail.com

Mr Kenneth Mavhunga

Deputy Secretary

0722494884
kennethmav@daff.gov.za

Mr Isaac Hlatshwayo

Treasurer

0731324701
isaachlatshwayo@yahoo.com

3.4.   Univen Malelane Alumni Chapter


Names

Portfolio

Contact

Mr Duma Singwane

Chairperson

0768731532
dmgwazela@ovi.com

Mr Inock Shabangu

Deputy Chairperson

0724068542
sirinock@gmail.com

Mr Khethukuthula Malubane

Secretary

0764008020
malubanedk@yahoo.com

Ms Thembi Ngoveni

Deputy Secretary

0729355855
ngovenith@gmail.com

Ms Phethile Singwane

Treasurer

 

Mr Bongane Chabangu

Executive Committee Member

0768882469
mbhelebt@hotmail.com

Mr Collen Mkhabela

Executive Committee Member

 

Mr Ndumiso Khoza

Executive Committee Member

0823524125
Ndumisokhoza133@gmail.com

3.5 Univen Witbank Alumni Chapter


Names

Portfolio

Contact

Mr Matome Montsha

Chairperson

Cell: 0738776376
Email:matomec89@gmail.com

Mr Bethuel Matodzi

Deputy Chairperson

Cell: 082 621 3559
Email: bethuel.matodzi@dmr.gov.za

Ms Harmony Ntlemo

Secretary

Cell : 0725073157
Email:Harmony.Ntlemo@glencore.co.za

Mr Martin Baloyi

Deputy Secretary

 

Ms Volma Lusiba

Treasurer

0727378237
Email: volmalusibavf@gmail.com
volma.lusiba@dmr.gov.za

Mr Katlego Molope

Executive Committee Member

Cell: 078 283 0325
Email: molopekatlego@gmail.com

Ms Tshidi Maenetja

Executive Committee Member

Cell: 0837746095
Email: mahlum@webmail.co.za

Ms Lydia Maphopha

Executive Committee Member

Cell: 0837642869
Email: Lydia.maphopha@dmr.gov.za

Ms Mashudu Mudau

Executive Committee Member

Cell: 0765019658
Email: mashudu.mudau@dmr.gov.za

Schools Specific Alumni Associations

Aims and Objectives of School-based Alumni Associations

  • To enhance the general development and promotion of the University; especially, the school concerned.
  • To encourage and stimulate participation by members with common interest through the organization of meetings, lectures and social functions.
  • Linking the University with the community at large.
  • Donations/fundraising for the promotion of development in the school concerned.

Benefits/Opportunities of being part of the Association

It is important for students to realise that your final examinations and graduation are not the end of your relationship with Univen. As graduates, you are expected to be members of the association who actively take part/benefit in a wide range of school related activities like:

  • School Reunions
  • Assistance in Fundraising
  • Invitations to talks and events where we are addressed by distinguished scholars/Alumni who have made their mark in the community.
  • Opportunities to Network and establish contacts with graduates in their field.
  • Research Partnerships
  • Keep you informed of latest developments on some exciting programmes
  • Mentorship
  • Ambassadors of the School
  • Receive quarterly newsletter-Nendila. It will keep you informed of developments at the university.
  • Voting for elections for the Chancellor of the University as well as for members of the Executive Committee of Convocation.

Univen Agriculture Alumni Association (UAAA)
The School of Management Sciences Alumni Association

Click here to complete our Alumni contact and update form

Why give

You are encouraged to contribute towards developing knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to our society. The funds raised are intended to provide for cases where no other funding is available to students and to support infrastructure development.. Furthermore, these funds are meant to ensure that deserving students can complete their academic programmes in cases of sudden financial hardship not caused by themselves. The following programmes have been identified for funding:

ProgrammesField of InterventionTarget Group
Discretionary bursaries to academically deserving indigent students Support to Univen students in terms of learning sports materials, equipment, tuition and meals Students from disadvantaged backgrounds whose performance is outstanding and who do not have access to other funding
Ad hoc support to students who experience sudden financial challenges for which they are not responsible Support to Univen students in terms of learning sports materials, equipment, tuition and meals Students facing sudden hardships which they did not cause themselves e.g. the death of the sole person supporting them financially
Infrastructure projects Support infrastructure projects which cannot be funded through other channels Funding of infrastructure development for which no other funding is available

Interested alumni can make their contributions on a monthly/annual basis/ lump sum by completing the pledge form below.

Pledge form

Position Name Contacts
Convocation and Alumni Officer Mr Mashudu Ramaleba Tel: 015 962 8338
E-mail: mashudu.ramaleba@univen.ac.za