Department of Marketing, Branding and Communication

Contact the Department of Marketing, Branding and Communications

Contact Univen Spokesperson

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

Ms Fulufhelo Nonge
Executive Secretary: Marketing, Branding and Communications
Tel: +27 15 962 8670 Email:


About Us


The Directorate of Department of Marketing, Branding and Communication 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: Mrs Nditsheni Gloria Nemanashi
Designation: Assistant Chef

Name: Miss Tshililo Grace Madzivhandila
Designation: Tea Lady

Name: Mrs Thidziambi Confidence Mudau
Designation: Tea Lady

Name: Mrs Takalani Lydia Mufamadi
Designation: Assistant Waiter

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

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

Name: Mr Takalani Jeffrey Thabo
Designation: Administration Officer

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

Name: Ms Fulufhelo Valery Nonge
Designation: Executive Secretary

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

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

Name: Mr Takalani Philip Nyelisani
Designation: School Laison Officer

Name: Mr Mulalo Masisi
Designation: Website Content Officer

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

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

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

The University of Venda is a vaccination site for staff, students, and the surrounding communities

3 days ago
On Tuesday, 27 July 2021, the University of Venda (UNIVEN) together with the Department of Health Vhembe District led by...
Read More

Remote Workers (Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign)

4 days ago
Study has revealed that the growing cybersecurity risks are driven by remote work. With the continuation of remote work and...
Read More

COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on our mental state

4 days ago
On Wednesday, 20 July 2021, the University’s Employee Health and Wellness Section of the Human Resources Department organised an informative...
Read More


4 days ago
The University of Venda together with the Department of Health Vhembe District, hosted a plenary meeting aimed at discussing the...
Read More

EXAKT4YOU Online-BarCamp 24-26 August 2021 – Topic: Corona, the Future of Work and Sustainability

4 days ago
You are cordially invited to participate in the EXAKT4YOU Online-BarCamp which is scheduled as follows: Date: 24-26 August 2021 -...
Read More

Moodle and ConnectYard Training

1 week ago
Moodle How to login Moodle Where to go to activate your Microsoft or reset your password. How to download a...
Read More

How to apply for re-admission using manual application form

2 weeks ago
Step 1 Download Prospectus, calculate your points and pick a programme Click here to download prospectus and module guides For...
Read More


2 weeks ago
 Procedure to be followed by graduates on the issuing of certificates (June 2021 graduation)  Graduates should complete the Confirmation address...
Read More
Skip to content