Department of Public and Development Administration

Faculty of Management, Commerce and Law

About Us

The Department of Public and Development Administration offers a comprehensive range of services in public administration and management, development management studies and local government administration, comprising education, training, and development; research projects; and extensive community services.

The Department was initially known as the Department of Public, Municipal, and Development Management with the inception of the University of Venda during 1982. Since these early years, the Department has grown significantly. It is currently offering Public Administration, Local Government (up to second year) and Development Management Studies.

Vision

The Department of Public and Development Administration aims to develop human potential by means of equipping students with knowledge and skills to utilize socio-economic resources for the local, national as well as the Southern African region.

Mission

The Department of Public and Development Administration provides appropriately equipped human resources for the public and private sectors in Southern Africa. The basic function of the Department is to train, educate, develop and equip students and community members at various levels as well as to provide assistance through community engagement to members of the community in which it operates.

Values

The Department sees its role as that of doing the following:

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• Train scholars to contribute to development on various levels in society, but particularly in the rural context where the university is situated in.
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• Assist communities with available resources to fulfill their needs, as well as the broader environment in which they operate.
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• To train public servants and officials in other sectors to deliver a sound public administration service to the local, national as well as regional economy.
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• Supporting government and private sector departments and institutions with the provision of policy makers and intellectual support for the execution of development programmes.
Our mandate is to teach, to do research and to be at the service of the community in which we operate. Our mandate is closely aligned with that of the University of Venda and the School of Management Sciences, namely to be responsive and to fulfill the development needs of communities in the region by using appropriate learning technologies and research.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration (Extended Programme) MSEAPA
Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration (MSBAPA)
Bachelor of Public Administration Honours (MSHPAH)
Master of Public Administration (MSMMA)
Doctor of Administration (MSPDA)
Doctor of Philosophy (Public Administration) (MSPPPA)

Career Prospects

On completion of these qualifications, candidates can work in any government office, Human resources office, Private sector, be a training officer, open a private training consultancy

Name: Prof John Mutuwafhethu Mafunisa
Designation: Professor
Qualification: BADMIN (University of Venda Production), MADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA), BADHON (University of Venda Production), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: John.mafunisa@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Ms Mahlodi Joyce Sethu
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: BA (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA), MPA (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA), BAHON (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: joyce.sethu@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Dr Ephraim Mahole
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: BADMIN (University of Venda Production), MADMIN (University of Venda Production), BADHON (University of Venda Production), DADMIN (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: ephraim.mahole@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Prof Nicolas Jakobus Vermaak
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: BA (RAND AFRIKAANS UNIVERSITY), BAHON (RAND AFRIKAANS UNIVERSITY), MAA (RAND AFRIKAANS UNIVERSITY), DOC (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone: 0159628328
Email: jaco.vermaak@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Dr Ntwanano Erasmus Mathebula
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualification: BADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO), BADHON (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO), DADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO), MPAD (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: moffat.ndou@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Dr Pandelani Harry Munzhedzi
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualification: BADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA), BADHON (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)
Telephone: 0159628000
Email: harry.munzhedzi@univen.ac.za
Office: KUWAIT OFFICE BLOCK Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Dr Mutshutshu Michael Nekhavhambe
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: BADMIN (University of Venda Production), BADHON (University of Venda Production), DADMIN (University of Venda Production), MPAD (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone: 015-9628000
Email: nekhavh@univen.ac.za
Office: SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Building, Office Number , Floor Number


Name: Dr Thivhilaeli Angeline Singo
Designation: Junior Lecturer
Qualification: DIP (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE), DIP (GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTRE COLLEGE), BADMIN (University of Venda Production), PHD (University of Venda Production), MPAD (University of Venda Production)
Telephone: 0159628096
Email: angeline.singo@univen.ac.za
Office: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Building, Office Number , Floor Number


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