On behalf of Council and the Executive Management Committee of the University of Venda, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Lonwabo Botwe Kraziya as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from 01 September 2020. 

Mr Kraziya is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned finance executive with a good track record and strong financial acumen. He previously held senior finance management positions at the following institutions: Concord Cranes Holdings; Imperial Fleet Management, a Division of Imperial Group LTD; WESBANK a Division of FIRSTRAND BANK LTD (in different divisions); EDCON (PTY) LTD and Financial Services Division. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni is confident that Mr Kraziya will be able to create value and develop strategies to ensure University financial sustainability; Managing risk in relation to setting and achieving the University’s financial objectives and Implementing and monitoring effective internal control systems. “I call on all members of the University community to give Mr Kraziya the necessary support during his tenure, said Dr Nthambeleni”, said Dr Nthambeleni. 

When talking to UNIVEN Nendila newsletter Mr Kraziya said “My experience expands to guaranteeing that budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed, ensuring regulatory requirements of statutory bodies are met, conducting financial analysis and providing guidance on activities that relate to financial plans, targets and business drivers”. 

He is a passionate leader who believes in empowering his teams and inspires them for superior performance. 

“With my in-depth knowledge of markets and the fast-paced business environment as well as my strong financial acumen, I believe I will immensely contribute to the success of the University of Venda”, added Kraziya. 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 
Tel: (015) 962 8525 
Date: 28 August 2020