Rhodes University Senate

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson)
Prof SG Mabizela
The Deputy VC: Academic and Student Affairs
Prof M Monnapula-Mapesela
The Deputy VC: Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
Dr N Mzilikazi
The Registrar (Secretary)
Prof AL Moodly


1996 DA Sewry
1998 EM Stack
2001 T Nyokong
2001 JL Jonas
2007 RB Walker
2007 L Louw
2007 CI Macleod
2008 RA Dorrington
2008 CM Shackleton
2008 MH Villet
2008 L Wilbraham
2008 GCG Fraser
2009 AJ Booth
2009 AK Cowan
2009 PW Froneman
2009 MP Hill
2009 H Lotz-Sisitka
2009 D Thorburn
2009 GC Wells
2010 PJ Britz
2010 MJ Marais
2010 W Sauer
2010 KI Meiklejohn
2011 MH Graven
2012 RWM Krause
2013 BI Pletschke
2013 LD Vincent
2014 LO Juma
2014 JL Limson
2014 BS Ripley
2014 JD Snowball
2015 ML Chithambo
2016 R Simbao
2016 PA Tabensky
2017 S McKenna
2018 A Garman
2019 N Pearse
2019 P Mwepu
2020 H Kaiser
2020 S Naidu
2020 W Potts
2020 AO Tastan-Bishop
2021 C Grant
2021 BU Okeja
2021 KN Ngcoza
2022 JA Coetzee
2022 JF Dames
2022 J Gambiza
2022 GB Glover
2022 EH van Coller
2023 L Dalvit
2023 M Drewett
2023 A Edkins
2023 D Nkomo
2023 S Prevec
2024 G Klerck
2024 AN Mukenge
2024 ON Odume

Distinguished Professors

M Hill
H Lotz-Sisika
C Macleod
T Nyokong

Deans of Faculties

Commerce, Prof DA Sewry
Education, Prof E Rosenberg
Law, Prof M Karels
Humanities, Prof E Msindo
Science, Prof J Dames
Pharmacy, Prof SMM Khamanga

Deputy Deans 

Commerce, Prof L Louw and Prof J Marire
Education, Dr L Westaway
Humanities, Prof M de Jager and Prof P Mwepu
Law, Prof H van Coller
Pharmacy, Dr C Oltmann
Science, Prof Y Motara

Head of Departments

E Horn
P Taruvinga
Biochemistry and Microbiology
J de la Mare
Biotechnology Innovation
E Prinsloo
C Peter
Business School
FO Skae
Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching
and Learning
J-A Vorster
R Klein
Classical Studies
D Malamis
Computer Science
K Bradshaw
H Gehring
Economics and Economics History
J Snowball
Secondary, Post-School Education
K Jawahar
Primary and Early Childhood
I Schudel
Environmental Science
G Thondhlana
Fine Art
M de Jager
S Strydom
S Prevec 
J Thumbran
Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
S Wells
Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
C Jones
Information Systems
G Foster
Journalism & Media Studies
J du Toit
L Juma
Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
M de Vos
Literary Studies in English
A Krueger
N Oosthuizen
Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
E Adriantiana
Music & Musicology
B McConnachie
S Khamanga
T Martin
Physics and Electronics
M Chithambo
Political and International Studies
S Magadla
L Jacobs
School of JMS
Dr J du Toit
School of Languages
B Nosilela
G Klerck
J Baxter
Zoology and Entomology
N Richoux

Directors, Research, Institutes and Units Representatives

Albany Museum: P Cimi, Director
Amazwi (previously National English Literary Museum): BA Thomas, Director
Centre for Social Development: F Gunzo, Director
Dictionary Unit for South African English: T van Niekerk, Director
Institute of Social and Economic Research: C Mbatha, Director
Institute for the Study of English in Africa: M Mbelani, Director
International Library of African Music: L Watkins, Director
Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project: F Mkwane
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity: A Paterson, Director
6 members elected by academic staff who are not eligible for Senate membership
by virtue of being either a Professor or Head of Departments
2 members elected by administrative support staff

Student Representative Council
5 students elected by the SRC

In attendance

Chief Financial Officer: Mr K Riga
Director: Communications and Advancement: Dr L Jacobs
Director: Community Engagement: Ms D Hornby
Director: Equity and Institutional Culture: Dr C Kelly
Director: Finance: Mr G Erasmus
Director: People and Culture: Ms S Robertson
Director: Information and Technology Services: Ms N Ripley
Director: Institutional Research Planning and Quality Promotions: Dr R Nnadozie
Director: Division of Global Engagement: Ms O Quinlan
Director: Office of the Vice-Chancellor: Ms S Smailes
Director: Division of Student Servies and Development: Dr P Tondi
Director: Library Services: Ms N Danster

Academic Representatives

Mr E Knoesen
Ms L Greyling
Advocate S Rahim
Dr A Childs
Prof N Oosthuizen


Mr V Jacobs - NEHAWU
Ms D Bekker - NTEU



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