As 2020 academic year draws to a close, it is time for us all to reflect and appreciate what we have achieved. Yet again with perseverance, dedication and hard work, the University of Venda team has held steadfast, delivered service excellence throughout the year. 2020 has been a challenging year for us all and our hearts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, we have enjoyed many successes in this academic year.

On behalf of Management and Council of the University of Venda, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my genuine appreciation to all of you for your valuable contributions to this University. We offer our best wishes and happiness to you and your families during the end of year holiday and look forward to scaling to new heights with you in 2021 as we work towards implementing the 2021 – 2025 strategic plan. We urge you to adhere to health protocols to combat the transmission of COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Dr NB Nthambeleni
Vice-Chancellor & Principal