Dear University Community

The University of Venda Chancellor, Adv Mojanku Gumbi and Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni will be launching the Advancement Unit on 31 March 2022. The University of Venda Institutional  Advancement Unit has a primary role of building relationships with the corporate world and other strategic stakeholders for the purposes of attracting support for the University’s strategic objectives. The University of Venda has had, despite diverse challenges, an immense impact on the South African Higher Education land scape producing high quality graduates in a variety of fields such as Science, Engineering and Agriculture, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Health Sciences, Management, Commerce and Law. Thus, the University competes well with its peers both nationally and internationally. The University’s 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan provides a clear strategic focus and articulates how the vision and mission will be effectively implemented.

In our drive to significantly transform our University to meet the ever-increasing demands for quality tertiary education in our country, it has become paramount that we engage and secure the support of various stakeholders including staff and students. We therefore call on members of the University community to make individual contributions even beyond the launch, by either making a once off payment or complete the attached pledge form so that the funds could be debited from the salary/account monthly. Those who donate will qualify for tax rebate certificates.

Funds can be deposited into the University Account as reflected below:
Account Name : University of Venda
Account Number : 1000 000 538
Bank Name : ABSA
Branch : Thohoyandou
Reference Number : ADV2022

It is worth reiterating that to address the challenges associated with the rapid increase in the costs of higher education support, we look forward to a successful launch and implementation of the Institutional Advancement Unit on 31 March 2022 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

For monthly contribution, kindly complete the attached form and return to Mrs TR Muthadzwi on or Mr ML Ramaleba on

Invitation: Invitation to the Institutional Advancement Unit Launch (004)

We look forward to your affirmative response and generous support.

For further information to purchase chairs/tables, kindly contact:
Tshililo Muthadzwi
Tel: 015 962 8823
Cell: 072 168 7368

Fulufhelo Nonge
Tel: 015 962 8670
Cell: 072 862 9954

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