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Dr Bernard Nthambeleni

Vice Chancellor and Principal

Biographical Information of Dr Ndanduleni B. Nthambeleni

Dr Ndanduleni Bernard Nthambeleni is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda which is situated in Limpopo Province of the Republic of South Africa.

Dr Nthambeleni is an accomplished and successful executive manager with more than 24 years of experience in the National System of Innovation landscape of South Africa,  providing overall strategic and operational leadership relating to research management & administration, teaching & learning, managing and leading research capacity programmes & managing the National Research Foundation’s granting instruments, managing International research and development initiatives. Dr Nthambeleni possesses a wealth of experience and a breadth knowledge and pertinent experience in the higher education sector.

Dr Nthambeleni previously occupied a senior management position at the National Research Foundation of South Africa as a Director of the International Research Programme in charge of management of Science and Technology bilateral agreements, Multilateral agreements signed by the South African government with other foreign governments and Inter Agency bilateral agreements signed by the NRF, International Science Council grants and an Executive Director in charge of the Grants Management and Systems Administration directorate where amongst other he was responsible for Management and administration of the NRF’s granting systems, the NRF Online Submission System, Fund Plus Grants Management Systems and Pre and Post grant management processes. He worked closely and in partnership with all public higher education institutions, science councils, international funding bodies, national research facilities and government departments such as the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Environmental Affairs. He was also a member of the NRF Executive Evaluation Committee for Rating of Researchers.

Before joining the National Research Foundation, he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology 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, Amsterdam Human Science Research Council, Kurt Lewin Institute and the Vrije University of Amsterdam.

Dr Nthambeleni obtained a bachelor and honours degree at the then University of Durban Westville in Kwazulu-Natal. He enrolled and completed master’s degree at the then Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He obtained a DLitt et Phil from the University of Johannesburg and a merit award for obtaining doctoral degree summa cum laude.

Dr Nthambeleni served as member of the Project team on Research Infrastructure of the National Advisory Council on Innovation in 2012, He has been a member of the University of Venda Council since 2014, a member of the board of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences since 2014, a member of the Advisory Board of the InnoVenton/Downstream Chemicals Technology Station since 2016, a member of the Southern African Research and Information Management Association and serving on the Project Advisory Committee tasked to develop a professional competency framework for research managers and professionalisation of Research Management in Southern Africa, a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa since 2014. A member of the South African Sociological Association since 2008 and the International Sociological Association since 2007.

Contact Executive Secretary
Name: Mrs Muvhulawa Esther Munano
Telephone: +27 15 962 8316
Email: ester.munano@univen.ac.za

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

UNIVERSIRTY OF VENDA INAUGURATION ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY THE CHANCELLOR: ADVOCATE MOJANKU GUMBI: 18 FEBRUARY 2022: THOHOYANDOU

4 months ago
Download University of Venda Inauguration Speech Compatriots, we are the generation chosen to bear a calamity that we never thought...
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De Beers Group donates laptops to the University of Venda

February 1, 2021
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:  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:  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 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:  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:  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 Muendanyi Diana  Makwarela
Designation: Director Internal Audit
Qualification:  PDIP (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA), BCOM (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  Diana.makwarela@univen.ac.za
Office:  ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number  , Floor Number  


Name:  Dr Ndanduleni Bernard  Nthambeleni
Designation: Vice Chancellor & Principal
Qualification:  BA (UNIVERSITY OF DURBAN-WESTVILLE), MAA (RAND AFRIKAANS UNIVERSITY), BAHON (UNIVERSITY OF DURBAN-WESTVILLE), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)
Telephone:  0159628316
Email:  bernard.nthambeleni@univen.ac.za
Office:  ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number  , Floor Number  


Name:  Dr. Mutshinyalo Samson  Ratombo
Designation: Director Strategy And Monitoring
Qualification:  BA (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BENV (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MENV (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  mutshinyalo.ratombo@univen.ac.za
Office:  ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 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 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:  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:  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:  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 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:  Mr Hangandifhi  Sepoli
Designation: Internship (Internatinal Relations)
Qualification:  BA (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  hangandifhi.sepoli@univen.ac.za
Office:   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  


Name:  Ms Mahlatse Fallon  Shokane
Designation: Internal Audit Asistant
Qualification:  BSC (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  mahlatse.shokane@univen.ac.za
Office:   Building, Office Number  , Floor Number  


Name:  Mr Phathutshedzo  Netshisaulu
Designation: Internship (Internatinal Relations)
Qualification:  BA (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  phathutshedzo.netshisaulu@univen.acza
Office:   Building, Office Number  , Floor Number  


Name:  Ms Rofhiwa  Maruvha
Designation: Internship (Internatinal Relations)
Qualification:  
Telephone:  0159628000
Email:  rofhiwa.maruvha@univen.ac.za
Office:   Building, Office Number  , Floor Number  


Dr Mutshinyalo Samson Ratombo – Director Strategy and Monitoring – Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Dr Mutshinyalo Samson Ratombo – Director Strategy and Monitoring – Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Dr Mutshinyalo Samson Ratombo[/caption]Dr Ratombo is joined the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal with more than 17 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation. His monitoring and evaluation career started in 2005 when he joined the then Department of Land Affairs as Planner Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Adv Avhapfani Eric Nemukula – Director Legal Services
Adv Avhapfani Eric Nemukula – Director Legal Services
On 01 September 2021, Adv Avhapfani Eric Nemukula assumed his duties as the new Director Legal Services of the University of Venda (UNIVEN). Adv Nemukula has acted as the Director Legal Services for a period of eight months at UNIVEN. He holds LLM in Labour Law from the University of Pretoria, LLB from UNIVEN and a Certificate in Higher Education Management from UNIVEN.

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