Office of the Vice Chancellor and Principal

Dr Bernard Nthambeleni

Vice Chancellor and Principal

Vice Chancellor’s 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 Gessler Nkondo 1994 – 2005
Prof Philip Moila (Acting Vice-Chancellor) 1993 – 1994
Prof Piet du Plessis 1988 – 1992
Prof Thomas de Koning 1982 – 1987

Speeches

UNIVEN Signs MoU with BLA-Legal Education Centre

8 months ago
On Wednesday, 12 May 2021, the University of Venda (UNIVEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Black Lawyers Association...
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De Beers Group donates laptops to the University of Venda

12 months ago
On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, De Beers Group donated 270 laptops to the University of Venda (UNIVEN). The official handing...
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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 Nontlanhla Ntakana
Designation: Assistant International Relations
Qualification: MAT (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE), N6 (TECHNIKON SA), BAHON (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: Nontlanhla.Ntakana@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


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


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


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


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


Name: Dr Olusegun Samson Obadire
Designation: Chief Administrative Officer
Qualification: HONSRD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MRD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone: 0159628409
Email: segun.obadire@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Mrs Muvhulawa Esther Munano
Designation: Executive Assistant
Qualification: MAT (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL), NAT (TECHNIKON SA), 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 , Floor Number


Name: Ms Ndidzulafhi Mulovhedzi
Designation: Executive Secretary
Qualification: N5 (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE)
Telephone: 0159628513
Email: nmulovhe@univen.ac.za
Office: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Adv Avhapfani Eric Nemukula
Designation: Director Legal Services
Qualification: LLM (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA), LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: eric.nemukula@univen.ac.za
Office: LEGAL SERVICES HOUSE Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Adv Mphiriseni Irene Netangaheni
Designation: Executive Secretary
Qualification: DIP (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE), BJUR (University of Venda Production), LLB (University of Venda Production), LLM (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO), HONSRD (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628505
Email: irene.netangaheni@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Mr Thanyani Mphephu
Designation: Student Discipline Officer
Qualification: GRD 12 (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE), LLB (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628297
Email: thanyani.mphephu@univen.ac.za
Office: LEGAL SERVICES HOUSE Building, Office Number , Floor Number


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


Name: Mr Wiiliam Thabo Dikgale
Designation: Partnership Officer
Qualification: BA (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA), BAHON (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: thabo.dikgale@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number , Floor Number


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