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RU First Aiders

Rhodes University is proud to have a diverse team of qualified First Aiders listed below according to the zones where they work. They can provide emergency first aid, but should not be treated as an alternative to professional medical services.

Appointment (Designation) of First Aiders:

Please take your Appointment Form RU First Aider‌ 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, Alumni House; 
  3. Send a copy to your HR generalist.
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
Zone E

RU First Aiders on Campus

Zone F
Zone G
Zone H
Zone M
First aider responsibilities Emergency Contact List: add in details of your nearest RU First Aiders (see below) and place on your noticeboard

First Aid Training: RU is responsible for organising training for employees who become first aiders

RU First Aiders on Campus

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 - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Housekeeping Services - 046 603 7202 or speed dial 5067 (Manager, Ms Ndumi Magodla)

  • Ms Boniswa Songongo, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2020).
  • Ms Ntombekhaya Bikitsha, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2020).
  • Ms Thozama Mtati, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2020).
  • Ms Portia Jafta, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2020).
  • Ms Princess Vambe, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2020).
  • Ms Pindelwa Lindi, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Brenda Wakashe, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Zoleka Wright, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Lindiswa Bedeshe (CCS), First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Nomfundo Nqebeya (CCS), First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Phatiwe Zingela (CCS), First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Michelle Ncula, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).
  • Mr Mpumelelo Wellington Dywili, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).
  • Mr Luzuko Robert Zono, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Ms Cleopatra Weziwe Pantsi, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018).
  • Ms Sbongile Rangula, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Ms Ntombekhaya Mangesi (CCS), First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).
  • Ms Neliswa Krans (CCS), First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).

Food Services - 046 603 8805 or speed dial 5099 (Manager, Mr Simon Wright)

  • Mr Bongani Kalipa, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2020).
  • Ms Noluphiwo Cleopatra Songwiqi, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).
  • Mr Lonwabo Gwente, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Mr Thandisizwe Manyati, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Ntombovuyo Zweni, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
  • Ms Thozama Mapolisa-Mancam, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).
  • Ms Nyameka Jacobs, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).
  • Mr Phillip Mafana, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).
  • Ms Nobulali Ngwendu, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019)
  • Mr Sinethemba Mark Ntamo, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).
  • Ms Mileka Plaatjie, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).
  • Mr Hombakazi July, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Ms Dumiser Angel Bafo, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Ms Joanne Stokes, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Mr Lawrence Plaakies (LEFT RU?), First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).
  • Mr Lwazi Nesi, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).
  • Ms Cheryl Simpson, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).
  • Ms Ntombebongo Portia Zuzani, First Aid L1 (valid to April 2018).
  • Mr Tyler Mpetsheni, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018).
  • Mr Lonwabo Diniso, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018).
  • Ms Lungelwa Gwente, First Aid L1 (valid to April 2018).
  • Mr Andile Gongqa, First Aid L1 (valid to April 2018).

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

Main Admin Building - north east (A01) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • HR: Ms Alyssa Shawntay Williams, 046 603 8008, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).
  • HR: Ms Mokete Moerane, 046 603 7266, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).
  • Finance Division: Ms Cathy Gough, 046 603 8732, L1 (valid to July 2020).
  • Finance Division: Ms Sonia Kivitts, 046 603 8123, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).
  • Finance Division: Mr Etienne Walters, 046 603 8915, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).

Physics Building (A04) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

New Arts Block (A05) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Drostdy Barracks (A06) - First Aid Box located in Room 19.

  • t.b.a.

Old Geology Building (A08) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • CHERTL: Dr Dina Zoe Belluigi, 046 603 7386/8171, First Aid L1 (valid to June 2019).

Geology Building (A09) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Dr Afsoon Moatari-Kazerouni, 046 603 8618,  First Aid L3 (valid to March 2020).
  • Prof Steve Prevec, 046 603 8313/8309, First Aid L1 (valid to June 2019).
  • Ms Andrea King, 046 603 8314, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018).
  • Mr Thulani Royi, 046 603 8314, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).

Geography Building (A10) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Printing Services Unit: Ms Nomqondiso Ndayi, 046 603 8242, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2019).
  • Geography Dept: Mr Abe Ngope, 046 603 8854, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).

English (A11) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • English Dept; Ms Siphokazi Khanyile, 046 603 8400/1. First Aid L3 (valid to September 2020).

Botany Building (A13) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Botany Dept: Prof Suzi Vetter, 046 603 7398, First Aid L1 (valid to June 2019).
  • Botany Dept: Ms Nosipho Oliphia Plaatjie, 046 603 8594/2, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).

Psychology Building (A15) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Psychology Dept: Ms Vuyokazi Kofi, 046 603 8500, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2020).

Courtenay-Latimer Hall (A15-19) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Oriel House(A19): Ms Veronica Moodley (Hall Warden), 046 622 7985 w, 046 603 8886 res. First Aid L1 (valid to October 2017).
  • Beit House (A16): Ms Engela Tyson (Warden), 046 603 5600 w, 046 603 8044 res. First Aid L1 (valid to October 2017).
  • Charlotte Maxeke House (was Jameson): t.b.a.

Health Care Centre (A21) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • HCC: Ms Nokulunga Jadi, 046 603 8523, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).
  • HCC: Ms Chrystal Uithaler, 046 603 8523, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).

Day Care (A22) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Day Care Centre: t.b.a.

Main Library (A23) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Floor Level 1: Ms Jabulile Nene, 046 603 8462, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019). 
  • Floor Level 1: Ms Esteri Msindo, 046 603 8463, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019). 
  • Floor Level 1: Mr Lloyd Chigowe, 046 603 8463, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019)
  • Floor Level 2: Ms Linda Ntaka, 046 603 7338, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019).
  • Floor Level 3: Ms Nicolene Mkhathali, 046 603 7340, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2019).
  • Floor Level 3: Mr Mbuleli Mpokela, 046 603 7340, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018).
  • Floor Level 4: Ms Anelisa Enocent Mente, 046 603 8466, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2019).
  • Floor Level 4: Ms Kholiswa Yona, 046 603 7313, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2019).
  • Floor Level 4: Mr Amos Bavuma, 046 603 8467, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).
  • Floor Level 4: Ms Erica Hart, 046 603 8467, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2018).

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

Allan Webb Hall (B02,05,12,13,20) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

St Peter's Building (B03) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Lincoln House (B09) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Law Dept: Ms Fezeka Mwellie, 046 603 8428, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).

Education Building (B11) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Beethoven House (B16) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Music & Musicology Dept: t.b.a.

Bangor House (B17) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Environmental Science Dept: Dr Gladman Thondhlana046 603 7007, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2019).

Alumni House (B27) - First Aid Box located at front desk

  • Safety, Health & Environmental Office: Ms Nikki Kohly, 046 603 7205, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2018).

Eden Grove Building (B28) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Cory Library: Ms Sibulele Mnconywa, 046 603 8438, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2019).

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

Albany Museum

  • Geology Dept Associate: Dr Rose Prevec, 046 603 8309, First Aid L1 (valid to June 2019).

Fine Art main building (C01) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

RU Theatre Building (C03) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Rhodes Business School: Ms Aviwe Petsha, 046 603 8617, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2020).
  • Drama Dept: Ms Illka Louw, 046 603 8540, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2019).

Struben Building (C07) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Chemistry Building (C09) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Chemistry Dept:

    • Mr Setshaba David Khanye, 046 603 8717, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).
    • Ms Noluvuyo Shwempe,  046 603 8717, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2020).
    • Mr Monde Mafani, 046 603 8267,  First Aid L3 (valid to March 2020).
    • Ms Aviwe Njumbuxa,  First Aid L3 (valid to March 2020).
    • Mr Thabo Nkaki,  First Aid L3 (valid to March 2020)
    • Ms Tarryn Potts,  First Aid L3 (valid to March 2020).
    • Ms Vuyiseka Makabe046 603 8793, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).
  • Pharmacy Dept:

    • Dr Emmanuel Oladayo Olawode, 046 603 8825, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).
    • Ms Amanda Zuma, 046 603 8190, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).
    • Dr Sandile Khamanga, Pharmacy Dept (also Adamson House): 046 603 8780, First Aid L3 (valid to October 2017).

Hamilton Building (C10) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Computer Science Dept: Dr Mosiuoa Tsietsi046 603 8544, First Aid L1 (valid to June 2019).

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

Old Life Sciences Building (D01) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Biochemistry & Microbiology Dept: Ms Jerraleigh Kruger, 046 603 8672, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019).
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology Dept: Mr Luyolo Mapekula, 046 603 8785, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).

Jan Smuts Hall (D13,14, 20) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Adamson House (see also Pharmacy Dept): Dr Sandile Khamanga, 046 603 8780, First Aid L3 (valid to October 2017).
  • Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe (was Jan Smuts) House (D14): Dr Albert Chakona, 046 603 5800 w, 046 603 8031 res. First Aid L3 (valid to October 2017).

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

Division of Infrastructure & Operations (E25,26, F03,04, H26) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Electrical: Mr Fabian Agnew, 046 603 8237, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).

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

Fine Art Sculpture building (F01) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Furniture & Equipment Stores (F02) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Africa Media Matrix (AMM) building (F05) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • School of Journalism & Media Studies: t.b.a.

Miriam Makeba Hall (was Kimberley East) (F10-12, F28) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Lilian Ngoyi Hall (F30, G50,51,54) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Ruth First House: Ms Christelle Hutchinson, 046 603 8720, First AidL1 (valid to July 2018).
  • Simone Catherine Jones, 046 603 8720, First Aid L3 (valid to April 2018). 
  • Centenary House: Mr Mathias Chirombo, 046 603 8833, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).

Kimberley Hall (F15, F25-26, F29-31) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Rosa Parks House: Ms Jabulile Nene, 046 603 8462 w, 046 603 7066 res, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019).

Desmond Tutu Hall (F29, L01-03) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Margaret Smith House (F29): t.b.a.

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

HKE (G02) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Human Kinetics & Ergonomics Dept: Mr Luke Goodenough, 046 603 7366, L3 (valid to July 2020).

Health Suite - Sports Admin (G04) - 046 603 8367 - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Division of Infrastructure & Operations (E25,26, F03,04, H26) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • IOF Head Office: Ms Roxanne Wessels, 046 603 8134, First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).
  • Grounds & Gardens: Ms Sindiswa Skepe, 046 603 8240, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).

Public Service Accountability Monitor: 16b Prince Alfred Street (G18) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • PSAM: Ms Lindelwa Nxele, 046 603 8883, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).

Old Mutual Pavilion (G28) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Sports Administration: Mr Bar-one Mancam, 046 603 8369, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2019).
  • Sports Administration: Mr Lulama Khila, 046 603 8369, First Aid L3 (valid to March 2019).

Nelson Mandela Hall (G33,34,36,45,46,48,49,52) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Helen Joseph House: Ms Lucie Allan (Warden), 046 603 8916 res. First Aid L3 (valid to October 2017).
  • Stanley Kidd House (G33): Mr Douglas Eastment (Warden), 046 603 8552 w, 046 603 8037 res. First Aid L1 (valid to October 2017).

Building Maintenance (G44) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Building Maintenance: Ms Unathi Koleka Lugongolo, 046 603 8421/8422/7439, First Aid L3 (valid to September 2018).

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

Drostdy Hall (C05-6; H01-2,13,44; K01) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Prince Alfred House: t.b.a. 

DIFS (H07) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

Politics (H08) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Political & International Studies Dept: Ms Lumka Mqingwana, 046 603 8356, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).

CE & CSD - 5 Prince Alfred Street (H14) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Centre for Social Development: Ms Natalie Marilyn Stokes, 046 603 7222. First Aid L1 (valid to April 2018).

ISER (H17) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Institute for Social & Economic Research: Mr Bulelani Mothlabane, 046 603 8919, First Aid L1 (valid to March 2019).

Selwyn Castle (H21) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Anthropology Dept: t.b.a.

Sociology (H22) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Sociology Dept: t.b.a.

Bantu Steven Biko Building (H26) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Counselling & Career Centre: Ms Glenda Hetula, 046 603 7070, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2019).

NEW Life Sciences Building (H46)

  • Zoology & Entomology Dept: Mr Siyabonga Dyaloyi, 046 603 8759, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2020).
  • Zoology & Entomology Dept: Ms Sbahle Ngwenya, 046 603 7204, First Aid L3 (valid to July 2018).

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

Gavin Relly Post Graduate Village GRPGV (M01-40) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • t.b.a.

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

Old Tick Research Buildings (N01-03) - First Aid Box located in ...... [room]

  • Waainek Research Facility: Mr Siyanda Ntamo046 603 7176, First Aid L1 (valid to September 2018).

Satellite Zones (off campus):

Belmont Valley Waste Water Treatment Works (Makana Municipality)

  • EBRU - Environmental Biotech Rhodes University: Ms Xolisa Maganca, 073 861 3890 [or c/o Mr Richard Laubscher, 082 290 0099], First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).
  • EBRU: Mr Olwethu Baba, 073 861 3890 [or c/o Mr Richard Laubscher, 082 290 0099], First Aid L1 (valid to July 2020).

All RU First Aiders shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. Being a custodian of a first aid box, inspecting it on a regular basis and ensuring that the contents are maintained.
  2. Treating all first aid injuries in the workplace.
  3. Entering all details into the first aid register. See: First Aid Box
  4. Ensuring that the content complies with requirements of General Safety Regulations Annexure. See: First Aid Box
  5. Ensuring that access to the first aid box is not obstructed.
  6. Ensuring that available first aiders’ names and contact details are prominently displayed. See RU First Aiders 
  7. Ensuring that serious injuries are reported to the line manager and to the SHE Officer. See Incidents (including Injury on Duty and Incident Report)
  8. Assisting the emergency co-ordinator in the event of an emergency. See Emergencies

Read the guidelines:

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Noluvuyo Shwempe

Last Modified :Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:33:10 SAST