Department of Information & Technology Services

Department of Information Technology Services

About Us
Overview

Univen has embarked on an ambitious ‘Smart Campus’ project which will guide its future information and communication technology roll-out. With the anticipated growth to 10Gbps broadband on campus, it is clear that a number of our academic and operational processes will be information communications technology driven for greater efficiency.

Univen believes that the adoption of information communications technology is as integral to the academic project as the physical infrastructure. The need for increased capital funding and investment in technological systems and infrastructure development and maintenance is a high priority and is central to Univen’s strategic and capital plans. Smart lecture halls and online payment, application and registration are being refined for full implementation in the near future.
Achievements in the past eight years include the adoption of the ‘ICT Smart Campus’ project as an important differentiator from other regional universities. Univen has moved its information communications technology operations to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and StoreSimple.
In 2015, we provided all undergraduates, honours and masters students with a Windows tablet loaded with various features and software, including Office 365, 1gig memory and a 16gig hard drive, drawn from Cloud.
PhD students have been provided with laptops to support their research. A Wi-Fi network has been installed, with several connection points around the campus. The university’s bandwidth has witnessed tremendous growth in the past eight years, from a mere 8Mbps in 2008 to 1Gig from July 2015. Our bandwidth is expected to grow to 10Gig before the end of 2015.

Vision

Provide university-wide access to, and usage of information, communication technology to enhance the position of Univen as academic center of excellence and advance Univen’s strategic objectives and goals through the proactive and careful application of solutions that embrace forward-looking technology in a culture of best practice, quality and service excellence”.

Mission

“to provide high quality, reliable, and responsive information and instructional technology support services to the University community that are consistent with the strategic planning process of the University”.

Departments
Directorate

Systems and Operations

Networks Services

Support and Helpdesk Services

Telecommunications

Staff

Name:DrNkhumbuleni TendaniRatshitanga
Designation:Head: Support Services
Qualification:HED (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), BSC (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), BSCHON (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), PHD (null)
Telephone:0159628484
Email:nkhumbuleni.ratshitanga@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MsHumbulani VioletNemavhola
Designation:Executive Secretary Computer Services
Qualification:GRD 12 (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE), N1 (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE), DIP (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE)
Telephone:0159628320
Email:violet.nemavhola@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrRichard BalangananiMulovhedzi
Designation:Senior Helpdesk & Training Officer
Qualification:BSC (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), MAD (University of Venda Production)
Telephone:0159628473
Email:richard.mulovhedzi@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrWisane EddyBaloyi
Designation:Senior Network Engineer
Qualification:STD (TSWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY), BSC (UNIVERSITY OF NATAL)
Telephone:0159628188
Email:eddy.baloyi@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrsNditsheni RoseMboweni
Designation:Helpdesk And Training Officer
Qualification:DIPCOM (PRETORIA TECHNIKON), BTECH (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone:0159628850
Email:nditsheni.nkhumeleni@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrTshililoTshikororo
Designation:Systems Support Officer
Qualification:NAT (TECHNIKON NORTHERN GAUTENG)
Telephone:0159628498
Email:tshililo.tshikororo@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrRudzani EmmanuelMukosi
Designation:Business Analyst
Qualification:GRD 12 (SECONDARY SCHOOL), NAT (VHEMBE FET COLLEGE), PDIP (REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD), DIP (MSC PRIVATE COLLEGE), BCOM (MANCOSA), HBIS (TSWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:rudzani.mukosi@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrVusani PhathutshedzoNengovhela
Designation:Server Engineer
Qualification:GRD 12 (SECONDARY SCHOOL), DIP (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS)
Telephone:0159629134
Email:vusani.nengovhela@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrKabelo Abel LawrenceRamoba
Designation:Support Officer
Qualification:BTECH (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS), BSCHON (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:kabelo.ramoba@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MsTondani ElisaRaphasha
Designation:Technician (Lab)
Qualification:DIP (PC TRAINING AND BUSINESS COLLEGE)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:tondani.raphasha@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrsSolani JuliaMaluleke
Designation:It Technician (Lab)
Qualification:MAT (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL), BSC (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:julia.maluleke@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrMatsobane FransMatsaung
Designation:It Technician (Lab)
Qualification:GRD 12 (LOCAL SECONDARY SHOOL), GRD 12 (SECONDARY SCHOOL), DIP (TSWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:matsobane.matsaung@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrNdaedzo JusticeNetshaulu
Designation:Network Engineer
Qualification:BSC (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:justice.netshaulu@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrThanyani GodfreyTharage
Designation:Senior Systems Analyst & Developer
Qualification:GRD 12 (SECONDARY SCHOOL), NAT (PRETORIA TECHNIKON), HBIS (TSWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Telephone:0159628844
Email:Godfrey.Tharage@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MissTabaniNjaba
Designation:Training Officer
Qualification:NAT (DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY), BTECH (WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Tabani.Njaba@univen.ac.za
Office:STUDENT ADMINISTRATION Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MsTebogo UlandaThantsa
Designation:Head: Systems And Operations
Qualification:NAT (PRETORIA TECHNIKON), BTECH (TSWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:tebogo.thantsa@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrMagezi SamuelKhoza
Designation:Director Information Technology Services
Qualification:BAED (null), MAD (null), BAHON (null)
Telephone:0159628102
Email:sam.khoza@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrJohannesMagadani
Designation:Online Technologist
Qualification:NAT (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA), ADVM (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Johannes.magadani@univen.ac.za
Office:MOBILE OFFICE BLOCK I Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrAnzaNegota
Designation:Audiovisual Technician
Qualification:
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Anza.Negota@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrPhumulani BrightNgobese
Designation:Senior Server Engineer
Qualification:NAT (null)
Telephone:0159629377
Email:Phumlani.Ngobese@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrPhumulani BrightNgobese
Designation:Senior Server Engineer
Qualification:NAT (null)
Telephone:0159629377
Email:Phumlani.Ngobese@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrBlessingNemuramba
Designation:Network Technician
Qualification:BSC (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Blessing.Nemuramba@univen.ac.za
Office:ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number, Floor Number