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Learn more about opportunities to partner and grow with the University of Venda.

For Professional Consulting Services, please contact:
Dr. John Mudau +27 15 962 8682

To inquire and enroll in upcoming Short Courses, please contact:
Ms. Mpho Singo +27 15 962 8052


Univen Income Generation Centre (UIGC) PTY (LTD) is a company solely owned and operated by the University of Venda.

UIGC has a robust database of professional consultants and trainers who provide quality services at competitive rates and offer accredited short courses.

UIGC consists of five operating units which are responsible for the management and administration of different services:

  • Univen Commercial Centre (UCC)
  • Univen Centre for Continuing Education (UCCE)
  • Univen Consultancy Unit (UCU)
  • Editing and Proofreading Unit (EPU)
  • Statistics and Research Design Unit (SRDU)

Since the inception of UIGC in 2009 Univen has consciously taken the route of skilling and re-skilling the people of the Vhembe District Municipality in Limpopo Province.

The journey began when the University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vhembe District Municipality. The MoU commits both institutions to address challenges of unemployment and poverty.

Vision :

To be the centre of integrated and sustainable third stream income generation for the University of Venda.

Mission :

To generate income through quality consultancy services, short courses and commercial projects.

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Univen Consultancy Unit (UCU)
Unit Manager: Dr. John Mudau

The consultancy Unit manages contract research and consultancy work in a wide range of areas, with Stakeholder Organisations and Private firms as clients.

Consultancy projects include:
  • Institutional Contracts: Consultancy between University and Client
  • Personal Contracts: Consultancy between university staff and client

Univen Centre for Continuing Education (UCCE)
Unit Manager: Professor AP Kutame

The UCCE oversees course across a diverse spectrum of disciplines, within the frame work of lifelong learning through short learning programmes and other extension activities.

Its multi-disciplinary outreach arm offers SETA-accredited and University-accredited programs, with most of the short courses including a work-integrated learning component.

To view upcoming and future courses, visit the Short Courses page

Editing And Proof reading Unit(EPU)
Unit Manager: Dr. K.N. Phalandwa

The EPU offers its services to the university for Academic and Operational documentation, and all sectors of the economy. The unit partners with clients to produce professional documents by ensuring smooth sysntax, proper and precise wording, appropriate punctuation, and adherence to conventions of grammar.

Clients Include:
  • Corporations
  • Government
  • NGOs
  • Individuals
Services Include:
  • Editing
  • Proof reading
  • Translation
  • Transcription

Univen Commercial Center (UCC)
Acting Manager: Dr. John Mudau

The Univen Commercial Center manages commercialization and commercial projects in the name of the University of Venda. Above all, the unit establishes and invests in commercial ventures.

It utilizes individual researchers`s commercial talent fully for the benerfit of all parties to support the University`s Commercial ventures. The UCC also targets facilities leasing as a function of UIGC.

Statistics and research Design Unit (SRDU)
Acting Unit Manager: Dr John Mudau

THE SRDU offers comprehensive services to ensure the highest possible standard of research design, statistical analysis, and presentation of research findings.

Other services include:
  • Questionnaire Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Guidance on Thesis Writing
  • Training of various Statistical Packages
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Vhembe Municipality Vhembe FET
Madzivhandila College of Agriculture MICT SETA
Department of Agriculture Regional Land Claims Commission
Department of Environmental Affairs  

A message from the Board of Directors

"ÜIGC provides quality training on programmes which are need-based and immediate impact towards addressing poverty and unemployment."

A message from the CEO, Dr. John Mudau

"Skilling and re-skilling seems to be one way of dealing with the challenges of poverty and unemployment.

The support the University is getting from the NSF and Sector Education Training Authority, and the existing MoU between the University and the District Municipality, is living proof that whenever a university partners with a municipality, development is certain.

I am very confident that Vhembe District will no longer be the same. "

A Devoted Partner

To date, UIGC training programmes have resulted in trained students grouping themselves to form nearly 20 companies, and more than 10 000 individuals have benefitted either directly or indirectly.

The following have benefited either directly or indirectly:
  • 4000 high school learners have attended the career Expo hosted by UICG
  • 4000 famers attended and won certificates from the Farming Together Programme
  • 20 learners near completing of Plumbing L4
  • 112 learners graduated with a certificate in bricklaying and Plastering L1&2
  • 76 learners graduated with a certificate in Finance Management L1&2
  • 40 learners graduated with a certificate in Motor Mechanic L1&2
  • 58 learners graduated with a certificate in Plant Production l1&2
  • 78 learners graduated with a certificate in Animal Production L1&2
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Short Courses at Univen

To inquire and enrol in upcoming Short Courses, please contact :
Ms. Mpho Singo +27 15 962 8052

The UCCE offers the following short courses to UIGC stakeholder organisations :
(* indicates course is currently in process)
  • New Venture Creation Learnership Programme
  • Bricklaying and Plastering*
  • Plumbing*
  • Animal Production*
  • Plant Production*
  • Finance Management*
  • Environmental Affairs Learnership
  • Local Economic Development
  • Mentoring*
  • Cooperative Governance
  • Communication, Negotiation, and conflict Resolution*
  • Higher Education Management*
The UCCE offers the following sources to individuals:
  • Geographical information System (GIS)
  • Catering and Food Preparation
  • Clothing and Pattern Design

Continued Commitment to learning

In April 2013, the National Skills Fund (NSF) of the department of higher Education and Training awarded Univen R27m towards training in the following programmes:
  • Career Guidance, RPL
  • Pipe Fitting L4
  • Plumbing L4
  • Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperative Governance
  • Farming Together
  • Multi-Stakeholder Process
  • Motor Mechanic L1&2
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic L1&2
  • Welding L1&2
  • Road Construction L1&2
  • Bricklaying and Plastering L1&2
  • Finance Management L1&2
  • Animal Production L1&2
  • Plant Production L1&2
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Board of Directors

Mr P.S. Moloisane - Chairperson
Dr. F. Mdaka Professor V.O Netshandama
Mr. T.E. Mokganya Professor T. Ngobeli
Professor P.A Mbati Mr T.V. Dzaga
Dr. J.J Zaaiman  

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. John Mudau, Chief Executive Officer-UIGC
Phone: +27 15 962 8682


John Mudau is the cheif Executive Officer of the Univen Income Generation center (UIGC) PTY (LTD), a subsidiary of the University of Venda. He oversees the day-to-day activities of the company. Before heading UIGC, he was Deputy Director in the institute for Rural Development and Senior Lecturer in CRDPA. He serves s the Chairperson of Vhembe FET College council and deputy Chairperson of the Black Management Forum, Limpopo

PhD from the University of Venda
MA (Supervision and Management) from the University of Pretoria
BA Social Work from the University of Venda
Certificate in Project Management from the Regenesys School of public Mananement
Studying for MBA from the Tswane University of Technology (TUT)


Ms. Mpho Singo, UIGC Administrative Officer
Phone: +27 15 962 8052
Dr. K.N. Phalandwa, Unit Manager: Editing and proofreading Unit
Phone: +27 15 962 8299
Professor A.P. Kutame, Unit Manager: Centre for Continuing Education
Phone: +27 15 962 8715
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