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RU Fire Marshals

Managers or heads of department are responsible for ensuring that there are Fire Marshals in their areas of responsibility. There should be at least one Fire Marshal, plus a deputy, per floor or area.

Appointment (Designation) of RU Fire Marshals:

Please take your Appointment Form RU Fire Marshal‌ to your 16(2) appointee‌ to sign. This way, s/he will get to know who all the health and safety appointees are in his/her area of responsibility. Once everything is signed, please:

  1. Keep the original in your dept/div safety file; 
  2. Send a copy (scanned or photocopy) to safety(at)ru.ac.za or SHE Office, Room 1046, Eden Grove building, Lucas Avenue; 
  3. Send a copy to your HR generalist.

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RU Fire Marshals and their deputies should undergo Fire Safety Training, run by Makana Fire and Rescue Services. This enables them to deal with fire emergencies more effectively, including fire prevention, safety and evacuation.

Note: Fire Marshals should not be treated as an alternative to the local Fire & Rescue Services. 

The following staff have completed Fire Safety Training - scroll down, click on the Zone links, or to FIND a building or name on this page use Ctrl+F and type the word, for example, "facilities" or "thembi".

All zones (RU campus & linked work areas):

Campus Protection Unit (CPU) - 046 603 8999 or 8146/7 - or direct enquiries to CPU Manager, cpu(at)ru.ac.za

  • Mr David Douglas (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Bongani Klaas  (March 2015 course).
  • Mr Khayalethu Sweli (March 2015 course).
  • Mr Eugene Jansen (August 2014 course).
  • Mr Sphetho Jeffrey Beuzana (August 2014 course).
  • Mr David Douglas (August 2014 course).
  • Mr Monde Christopher Mjekula (August 2014 course)
  • Mr Zolile Radu  (August 2014 course).
  • Mr Musa T Mbokazi (June 2014 course).
  • Mr Bambikhaya Victor Mfecane (June 2014 course).
  • Mr Danisile Nobebe (June 2014 course).
  • Mr Mthetheleli Gladman Sentile (June 2014 course).
  • Mr George Goliath (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Patrick Katiya (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Thandile Kise (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Ronowyn Frederick Uithaler (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Petrus Elbrug (April 2010 course).
  • Mr Makhaya Sandi (April 2010 course).
  • Mr Ronald Michaels (April 2010 course).
  • Mr Brotherwood Wewe (April 2010 course).

Grounds and Gardens - 046 603 8240or direct enquiries to Grounds Manager, grounds(at)ru.ac.za

  • Head Office: Mr Rafeeq Sait, r.sait(at)ru.ac.za, 046 603 7493 (August 2012 course).
  • Campus grounds:

    • Mr Mtombizandile Skere (September 2015 course).
    • Mr Wandisile Simayile (September 2015 course).
    • Mr Mkhuseli Reuben Gwebile (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Derrick Sinethemba Mbongwana (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Masixole Mfabana (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Phumelelo Mtila (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Zongamele Victor Mzileni (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Luyolo Ngoqo Luntu Tsewu (August 2015 course).
    • Mr Fezile Diko (June 2012 course).
    • Mr Mkhuseli Reuben Gwebile (August 2012 course).
    • Mr Sakhekile Mtunze (August 2012 course).
    • Mr Vuyani Jacobs (August 2012 course).
  • Botanical Gardens: Ms Ntombizodwa Mpendeni (July 2011 course).

Housekeeping and Central Cleaning Services (CCS) - 046 603 7202 and 8119 - or direct enquiries to Housekeeping Manager, Ms Ndumi Magodla: speed dial #5067, n.magodla(at)ru.ac.za ... or Asst Manager, Mr Craig Langson: 046 603 8120, speed dial #5135, c.langson(at)ru.ac.za

  • Ms Bukelwa Tambo (March 2018 course).
  • Ms Nontozanele Hambaze (March 2018 course).
  • Ms Nobuzwe Hoyi (March 2018 course).
  • Nomathamsanqa Keta (March 2018 course).
  • Ms Phumezo Dukashe (May 2017 course).
  • Ms Auria Mandla (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Buntu Fatus (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Xolani Gula (August 2014 course).
  • Ms Bukiwe Rabeshu (August 2014 course).
  • Ms Ntombekhaya Bikitsha (April 2014 course).
  • Ms Noluthando Fall (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Wellington Dywili (June 2013 course).
  • Ms Lydia Sam (April 2013 course). 
  • Ms Sindiswa Ndemka, (June 2012 course).
  • Ms Rosemary Koliti (June 2012 course). 
  • Ms Cynthia Heleni (June 2012 course).
  • Ms Pumla Gladys Ntshebe (June 2012 course).
  • Mr Siphiwo Moses Peter (May 2010 course).
  • Ms Thembisa Bete (August 2010 course).
  • Ms Nomonde Klaas (August 2010 course).
  • Ms Zisiwe Nkwinti (August 2010 course).
  • Mr Lulama Dwani (May 2010 course).
  • Mr Khayalethu Hulu (May 2010 course).
  • Ms Ndileka Michelle Ncula (April 2010 course).

Food Services - 046 603 8805 - or direct enquiries to Food Services Manager, speed dial #5099, s.wright(at)ru.ac.za 

  • Ms Nomfundo Jack (August 2018 course).
  • Ms Linda Booi (August 2018 course).
  • Mr Mcebisi Heleni (April 2018 course).
  • Ms Nonkululeko Gcaza (March 2018 course).
  • Ms Nomathemba Nkcane (August 2017 course).
  • Mr Mncedisi Mtimkulu (May 2017 course).
  • Mr Monde Jwayiza (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Lonwabo Gwente (August 2016 course).
  • Mr Bongani Kalipa (August 2016 course).
  • Mr Thandisizwe Manyathi (March 2015 course).
  • Ms Sinethemba Ntamo (March 2015 course).
  • Ms Nomvuyo Kralo (August 2014 course).
  • Ntombovuyo Zweni (August 2014 course)
  • Mr Mbulelo Diniso (August 2014 course).
  • Tembalethu Nolingo (August 2014 course).
  • Ms Nonkululejo Pini (June 2014 course).
  • Ms Noma-India Madasi (June 2014 course).
  • Ms Ntombizandile Magida (June 2014 course). 
  • Mr Quinton Shane Jackson (June 2014 course).
  • Mr Xhantilomzi Tinta (June 2013 course)
  • Ms Cynthia Yaka (April 2013 course).
  • Mr Ncedo Dyantyi (June 2013 course).
  • Ms Funeka Zono (August 2012 course).
  • Mrs Vuyelwa Hlazo (July 2011 course).
  • Ms Cheryl Simpson (June 2011 course).
  • Ms Hlaliswa Mkontwana (June 2011 course). 
  • Mr Bongani Nyikilana (June 2011 course).

Zone A (central campus, between Artillery Road and Lucas Avenue):

Main Admin Building - north east (A01, A02)

  • HR Division: Nkosinathi T P Dlamini, 046 603 8920 (August 2014 course).
  • Mailroom: Mr Mbulelo Kondza, 046 603 8184 (June 2011 course). 
  • Accounting Dept: Ms Qondiwe Jali, 046 603 8201 (September 2016 course).

Physics Building (A04)

  • Physics & Electronics: Mr Timoti Stephen, 046 603 8451 (July 2011 course)
  • Electron Microscopy Unit (EMU): t.b.a.

Drostdy Barracks (A06)

  • Linguistics Dept, Drostdy Barracks: Ms Nomvula Sitole, 046 603 8105 (August 2010 course).

Old Geology Building (A08)

  • CHERTL: Ms Nosi Fihlani, 046 603 8318 (September 2016 course).
  • IWR: t.b.a.

Geology Building (A09) - Geology Dept 

  • Dr Afsoon Moatari-Kazerouni, 046 603 8618 (August 2018 course).
  • Mr Thulani Royi, 046-603.8314 (August 2010 course).

Geography Building (A10)

  • Print Services Unit (PSU): Mr Siphiwo Patrick Mpumlo, 046 603 8926 (June 2014 course).  
  • Geography Dept (A10):

    • Mr Sakhile Singata, 046 603 8854 (June 2012 course).
    • Mr Abe Ngoepe, a.ngoepe(at)ru.ac.za, 046 603 8854 (August 2012 course).

English Dept (A11): Ms Siphokazi Khanyile, 046 603 8400 (April 2018 course).

Courtenay-Latimer Kitchen - 046 603 8475, fscourtneylatimer(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Main Library (A23)

  • Ground Floor - Post Graduate Commons: Mr Leroy Maisiri, 046 603 8463 (September 2016 course).
  • Floor Level 1: 
    • Ms Fiona Charlton, 046 603 7310 / 7305 (September 2016 course).
    • Ms Jabulile Nene, 046 603 8462 (August 2016 course).
    • Ms Andrea Kuster, 046 603 8436 (June 2014 course).
    • Mrs  Anna Catherina Goosen, 046 603 8464 (July 2011 course).
  • Floor Level 2: Ms Thandiwe Menze, 046 603 7338 (September 2016 course).

  • Floor Level 3:
    • Ms Ayanda Qomfo, 046 603 7340 (August 2016 course).
    • Ms Jill Otto, 046 603 8062 (June 2011 course).
    • Mr Mbuleli Mpokela, 046 603 8463 (June 2010 course).
  • Floor Level 4: 

    • Ms Linda Cartwright, 046 603 7341 (September 2016 course).
    • Mr Alistair Sampson, 046 603 7312 (August 2016 course)l
    • Ms Fiona Still-Drewett, 046 603 7331 (August 2016 course).
    • Ms Anelisa Enocent Mente, 046 603 8466 (August 2016 course).
    • Ms Carol Ann Perold, 046 603 8465 (June 2011 course).
    • Mr Amos Bavuma, 046 603 8467 (June 2011 course).

St Mary's Kitchen - 046 603 8476, fsstmary(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

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Zone B (St Peter's campus, south of Lucas Avenue):

Allan Webb Kitchen - 046 603 8477, fsallanwebb(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

St Peter's Building (B03) 

  • Dictionary Unit: Mr Tim van Niekerk, 046 603 7296 (April 2010 course).
  • ISEA: Ms Madeyandile Mbelani, 046 603 8565 (August 2012 course).

Education Dept (B11): Mr Sandile Sanda, 046 603 7270 (August 2017 course).

Law Dept

  • Law Dept: Ms Fezeka Mwellie, 046 603 8275 (August 2016 course).
  • Law Clinic (New St): Ms Zikhona Nyikilana, 046 603 7642 (August 2016 course).
  • Law Clinic (New St): Ms Thembakazi Mvemve, 046 622 9301 (March 2015 course).

Beethoven House (B16)

  • Music Dept (B16): Ms Natasha Rischbeter, 046 603 8489 (June 2012 course).

Bangor House (B17) - Environmental Science Dept: Mr Monde Ntshudu, 046 603 7581 or c/o 7006 (June 2013 course).

Eden Grove Building (B28)

  • Conference Office: Ms Nandipha Gongqa, 046 603 8901 (September 2016 course).
  • Conference Office: Ms Xolelwa Mbuyephi, 046 603 8772 (September 2016 course).
  • Registrar's Division: Mr Mpendulo Welcome Matiwane046 603 8515 or 8652 (March 2015 course).
  • Conference & Events Office: Ms Charmaine Avery, 046-603.8558, sd 5052 (May 2010 course).

Alumni House (B27) - Communications and Advancement

  • Mr Mandilakhe Kila, 046 603 7024 (March 2018 course).

Zone C (central campus, between Prince Alfred St and Artillery Road, and area beside Drostdy lawns):

RU Theatre Building (C02, C03)

  • Rhodes Business School: Mr Lindile Mata,  046 603 7363 (August 2017 course).
  • Drama Dept: Mr Sonwabo Maqanda, 046 603 8819 (April 2013 course).

Drostdy Hall - Please direct enquiries to Drostdy Hall.

Drostdy Kitchen - 046 603 8480, fsdrostdy(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Struben Building (C07) - Information Technology (IT&S):

  • Ms Leanne van der Merwe, 046 603 8721 (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Prinesh Govender, 046 603 8872 (March 2017 course).
  • Mr Vusumzi Terrence Matthews, 046 603 8311 (March 2015 course).

Chemistry Building (C09)  

  • Pharmacy Dept - 046 603 8254 /

    • Mr Likhaya Hempe (August 2018 course).
    • Mr Xolani Rasana (August 2018 course).
    • Mr Nnamdi Okafor (April 2018 course).
    • Ms Amanda Zuma, 046 603 8190 (August 2016 course).
    • Mr Obadia Khitsane, 046 603 8497 (August 2016 course).
    • Mr Thanduxolo Collen Fleck, 046 603 8546 (August 2012 course).
    • Mr Sagaran Abboo, 046-603.8785 (August 2010 course)
  • Chemistry Dept - 046 603 8254 /

    • Ms Tarryn Potts (August 2017 course).
    • Mr Monde Mafani (August 2017 course).
    • Ms Ntombekaya (Vuvu) Gojela, 046 603 8254 (June 2013 course).
    • Mr Omotayo Adeniyi (May 2017 course). 
    • Mr Khethobole Sekgota (May 2017 course).
    • Mr Francis Chindeka, 046 603 8267 (April 2013 course).

Mr Vuyisile (Don) Dondashe, 046 603 8257 (April 2010 course).

Hamilton Building (C10) - Computer Science Dept: Ms Michelle Coupe, 046 603 8244 (April 2013 course).

Zone D (central campus, west of Lower University Road):

Biological Sciences Building (D01) - Biochem, Micro & Biotechnology Dept (D01):

  • Mr Luyolo Mapekula, 046 603 8490 (June 2013 course).
  • Ms Buhlebendalo Mtshemla, 046 603 8074 (June 2013 course).

Founders Kitchen - 046 603 8479, fsfounders(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Founders Hall - Please direct enquiries to Founders Hall.

Jan Smuts Hall (D14) -  lease direct enquiries to Jan Smuts Hall.

Zone E (south west campus, from Hamilton Reservoir valley to Gilbert Street and Rhodes Avenue):

Hobson Kitchen (E08) - 046 603 8478, fshobson(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Jan Smuts Kitchen (E19) - 046 603 8481, fsjansmuts(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Division of Infrastructure & Operations (E25,26, F03,04, H26)

  • Electrical Maintenance Workshop(E26) - 046 603 8275
    • Mr Xolani Williams (April 2018 course).
    • Mr Macvigar Heber (August 2016 course).
    • Mr Tobile Kosi (August 2016 course).
  • Engineering Mechanical Workshop(E25) - 046-603.8234
    • Mr Xolani Williams (April 2018 course).
    • Mr Vuyolethu Jadi (July 2011 course).
    • Mr David Vuyisile Khonza, 046 603 8234 / 6 (June 2012 course).
    • Mr Dave Martin, 046-603.8238 (April 2010 course).
    • Mr Zandisile Hamilton Plaaitjies, 046 603 8234 / 6 (June 2012 course).
    • Mr Thobile Eric Mantolo, 046 603 8238/8210 (August 2012 course).
    • Mr Xolisa Mbiza, 046 603 8236/8 (August 2012 course).
    • Mr Royden Horne, 046 603 8238 (June 2013 course).

Zone F (west campus, between Prince Alfred St and Artillery Road)

Fine Art Sculpture building (F01) - t.b.a. 

Infrastructure Operations & Finance (E25,26, F03,04, H26)

  • Furniture & Equipment Stores - F & E Stores (F02): Mr Anton Kivitts, 046 603 8567 (June 2011 course).
  • Catering and Housekeeping HQ (F03/4) 

    • Furniture Repairs:
      • Mr Mlungisilele Adam, 046 603 8413, (August 2018 course)
      • Mr Dean Danster, 046 603 8413 (May 2010 course).
    • Catering Stores: Ms Ayanda Mbete, 046 603 8121 (March 2018 course).

Africa Media Matrix building (F05) - School of Journalism & Media Studies:

  • Mr Andre Jourdan (Electronics Engineer), 046-603.7129, 076-787.3373 (April 2010 course).
  • Mr Grant de Beer, 046-603.7100, 082-699.4430, speed dial 5150 (April 2010 course).

Miriam Makeba Hall (was Kimberley East) (F10-12, F28) - Please direct enquiries to Miriam Makeba Hall.

Kimberley & Desmond Tutu Dining Hall (F14) - 046 603 8482, fskimberley(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services

Kimberley Hall (F15) - Please direct enquiries to Kimberley Hall.

Zone G (north west campus, between Prince Alfred Street and African Street):

Human Kinetics & Ergonomics Dept (G02) - HKE

  • Mr Luke Goodenough, 046-603.8471 (March 2017 course).

Sports Admin

  • Health Suite (G04) - Gym: Mr Charles Botha, 046 603 8367 (August 2018 course).

Old Mutual Pavilion (G28, H38) - Sport Admin

  • Mr Bar-one Mkuseli Mancam, 046 603 8369 (April 2018 & August 2010 courses).

Infrastructure Operations & Finance (E25,26, F03,04, H26)

  • IOF HQ (35 South St; G12-13):

    • Ms Renette Kleinhans, 046 603 8608 (August 2017 course).
    • Ms Aphiwe Madlavu, 046 603 7564 (May 2017 course).
  • Building Maintenance workshop(G43) - 046 603 8421/2

    • Mr Mcebisi Elliot Mgcobondwana (June 2013 course).
    • Ms Thembakazi Ingrid Ngoqo (June 2013 course).
    • Ms Nozipho Sendra Khan, 046 603 8421 (June 2013 course).
    • Mr Royden Brouwer (June 2012 course).
    • Mr Vuyo Kahlana (June 2011 course).
    • Mr Vuyile Mayi, 046-603.8421 (July 2011 course).

Nelson Mandela Hall (G33,34,36,45,46,48,49,52) - Please direct enquiries to Nelson Mandela Hall.

Lilian Ngoyi Hall (F30, G50,51,54) - Please direct enquiries to Lilian Ngoyi Hall

Miriam Makeba Hall (was Kimberley East) (F10-12, F28) - Please direct enquiries to Miriam Makeba Hall.

Nelson Mandela Kitchen - 046 603 8716, fsnelsonmandela(at)ru.ac.za, or direct enquiries to Food Services.

Zone H (north central campus, between Prince Alfred Street and African Street):

Bantu Steven Biko Building (H26) - 046 603 7564 / 8129

Dept of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) / Fish Farm (H07)

  • Mr Dave Drennan, 046 603 8317, speed dial 5056 (April 2014 course).
  • Mr Luzuko Mtywaru, 046 603 8415 (August 2010 course).
  • Mr Keith Ndzali Songongo, 076-798.0316 (August 2010 course).

Politics Dept (H08): Mr Luthando Somngesi, 046 603 8353 (August 2017 course).

Community Engagement (RUCE) & Centre for Social Development (CSD) - 5 Prince Alfred Street (H14)

  • Ms Benita Bobo, 046 603 7230 (March 2015 course).
  • Ms Anna Talbot, 046 603 7667 (May 2017  course).

Zoology & Entomology Dept (H46) - NEW Life Sciences Building

  • Ms Sbahle Ngwenya, 046 603 8221 (March 2015 course).
  • Mr Andre van Rooyen, 046 603 8534 (March 2015 course).
  • Mr Siyabonga Dyaloyi, 046 603 8221 (June 2011 course).
  • Ms Bernadette Hubbart, 046 603 8524 (April 2013 course).

Zone L (south west campus, above Hamilton Reservoir and Old Quarry):

Desmond Tutu Hall (F29, L01-03) - Please direct enquiries to Desmond Tutu Hall

Zone N (south west campus, between Old Quarry and SPCA):

Waainek Research Facility (N01-03) - Old Tick Research Buildings : 046 603 7179 [c/o m.boshoff(at)ru.ac.za]

  • Mr Landile Booi (March 2018 course).
  • Mr Odwa Rala (March 2018 course).
  • Mr Nkosinathi Kofi (March 2015 course).

Satellite Zones (off campus):

  • Environmental Biotech Rhodes University (EBRU) - Belmont Valley Waste Water Treatment Works (Makana Municipality):
    • Ms Xolisa Maganca, 073 861 3890 (May 29017 course).
    • Mr Olwethu Baba, 078 606 8101 (May 29017 course).

Rhodes University Fire Marshals have the following responsibilities:

  1. Promoting general fire awareness and fire safety in your workplace.
  2. Familiarising yourself with the operation of fire fighting equipment in your workplace.  
  3. Checking fire fighting equipment in your workplace on a regular basis to ensure it is in working order and has been serviced. 
  4. Identifying items, equipment and areas in your workplace which may be a fire hazard.
  5. Reporting any unserviced or damaged fire fighting equipment or fire hazards to your HOD/manager/supervisor for necessary action, and to your health & safety representative for inclusion in health and safety report.
  6. Checking emergency escape routes on a regular basis to ensure they are not obstructed.
  7. In the event of a fire emergency:
    • ensure that the building Emergency Coordinator or HOD/manager is advised immediately.
    • assist in identifying the type of fire (a. solid; or b. liquid/gas; or c. electrical) to ensure that the correct method of extinguishing is used;
    • assist the building Emergency Coordinator during evacuation procedures; 
    • assist in ensuring that occupants only re-enter the building when instructed to do so by the Makana Fire Officer or building Emergency Coordinator.

Read the guidelines:

  • Health and Safety Guide‌ - go to page 19, Part 7: FIRE SAFETY 

  • ‌ - a list of emergency numbers for your noticeboard

Return to Rhodes University's Safety front page. Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za

Last Modified: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:00:39 SAST