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HESA: Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele, welcomes the appointment of Dr Sizwe Mabizela as Vice - Chancellor of Rhodes University

Date Released: Tue, 14 October 2014 08:24 +0200

HESA welcomes the appointment of Dr Sizwe Mabizela as the 6th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University with effect from 1 November 2014.

Dr Mabizela is a leading mathematician with an impressive track record. His academic history includes having been an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the University of Cape Town’s Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics; Visiting Professor of the University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Mathematics; Professor and Head of Department of the Rhodes University’s Department of Mathematics (Pure and Applied); and Rhodes University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Student Affairs since 2008.

He is also the outgoing Chairperson of the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (UMALUSI).

Of this appointment, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele said: “Dr Mabizela’s impeccable academic research; his leadership credentials and his track record in Higher Education – have earned him a place as a deserving Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. He will, without a doubt, contribute immensely to the exciting new growth and
development phase of Rhodes University.”

“HESA is delighted to welcome Dr Mabizela. We are confident that he will help create conditions for the university sector to prosper and thrive; and to address the pressing development needs and challenges facing our society,” Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele said. “We congratulate him on his new role and look forward to working with him in the near future,” the CEO concluded.

Issued by HESA