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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Governance


The Senate

Academic matters fall under the control of Senate, which consists of the following: Where an individual is listed more than once, the secondary listings are marked with an asterisk*; e.g. where his/her primary listing is as a professor. At 1 January 2015 the membership of Senate stood at 345 and there are 5 vacancies.

Vice-Chancellor & Deputy Vice-Chancellors | Deans/Acting Deans & Deputy Deans/Acting Deputy Deans | Heads & Acting Heads of Academic Departments | Professors | List of Professors |

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Rodney Price
(01.07.2008 to 30.06.2018)
Deputy Vice-Chancellors *Professor Sandra Klopper
(01.01.2012 to 31.12.2016)
*Professor Francis William Petersen
(01.10.2014 to 30.09.2019)
*Professor Crain Arthur Soudien
(01.04.2015 to 31.12.2018)
*Professor Daniel Petrus Visser
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016)
Deans/Acting Deans & Deputy Deans/Acting Deputy Deans
CHED
Dean *Associate Professor Suellen Shay
(01.09.2013 to 31.08.2018)
Deputy Deans *Associate Professor Mbulungeni Ronald Madiba
(Research, Transformation & HR)
(01.07.2012 to 30.06.2015)


Commerce
Dean *Professor Donald Alan Ross
(01.06.2010 to 31.05.2015)
Deputy Deans *Professor Jeffrey Jacob Bagraim
(Postgraduate Affairs)
(01.04.2014 to 31.12.2016)

*Associate Professor Michael Kyobe
(Research)
(01.01.2013 to 31.12.2015)

Associate Professor Marie Therese Minter
(Academic Policy & Practice)
(01.05.2011 to 31.12.2015)

Associate Professor Michael Wormald
(Operations & Strategy)
(01.07.2012 to 30.06.2017)

Engineering & the Built Environment
Dean Vacant
Acting Dean *Emeritus Professor Barry Downing
(01.10.2014 to 30.06.2015)
Deputy Deans Associate Professor Brandon Collier-Reed
(Undergraduate Education)
(01.01.2013 to 31.12.2015)

*Professor Susan Therese Harrison
(Postgraduate Education & Research)
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016)

*Professor Vanessa Jane Watson
(Special Projects)
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015)
Health Sciences
Dean Vacant
Acting Dean *Professor Gregory Hussey
(01.01.2015 to 30.09.2015)
Deputy Deans Professor Tania Douglas
(Research)
(01.06.2013 to 31.05.2015)

Associate Professor Denver Hendricks
(Postgraduate Education)
(01.08.2013 to 31.07.2016)

Dr Reno Morar
(Health Services)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2019)

Associate Professor Algonda Maria Perez
(Undergraduate Education)
(Permanent)
Humanities
Dean *Professor Sakhela Buhlungu
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2018)
Deputy Deans *Professor Bernhard Weiss
(Research and Postgraduate Affairs)
(01.05.2014 to 30.04.2017)

Associate Professor Richard Mendelsohn
(Undergraduate Affairs)
( 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015)

*Associate Professor Sally Grace Swartz
(Staffing)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2017)

*Professor David Wardle
(Finance and Space)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015)
Law
Dean *Professor Pamela Jane Schwikkard
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015)
Deputy Deans *Professor Alan John Rycroft
(Undergraduate Studies)
(01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016)

Associate Professor Debbie Collier
(Postgraduate Studies)
(01.07.2013 to 30.06.2016)
Science
Dean *Professor Anton Powter Le Roex
(01.01.2011 to 31.12.2015)
Deputy Deans Professor Susan Anne Bourne
(Undergraduate Matters)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015)

Professor Mannus Justin O'Riain
(Postgraduate Matters)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015)

Heads and Acting Heads of Academic Departments

Academic Departments are organisational units formally recognised as such by Senante and Council in terms of the Statute. Some are styled schools while two are styled colleges, but all have the status of academic department. At 1 January 2015 there were 55 recognised academic departments.


Department Name Period
Academic Development Programme *Associate Professor Ermien van Pletzen (Acting Director) (01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015)
Accounting, College of Associate Professor Mark Gregory Graham (01.01.2010 – 31.12.2015)
African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, School of Associate Professor Harry Garuba (Acting 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015)
Anaesthesia *Professor Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder (01 July 2012: Permanent)
Archaeology Associate Professor Simon Hall (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2019)
Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of *Professor Iain Low (Acting 01.01.2015 – 28.02.2015)
Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of *Professor Toma Berlanda(Director) (01.03.2015 – 28.02.2020)
Astronomy Associate Professor Patrick Woudt (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2019)
Boilogical Sciences *Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015)
Chemical Engineering *Professor Alison Emslie Lewis (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2017)
Chemistry *Professor Susan Ann Bourne (01.01.2012 – 31.12.2016)
Civil Engineering Associate Professor Neil Armitage (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2017)
Clinical Laboratory Sciences *Professor Carolyn Williamson (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Commercial Law Associate Professor Caroline Ncube (01.04.2014 – 31.03.2017)
Computer Science Associate Professor Sonia Berman (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015)
Construction, Economics & Management *Professor Keith Stone Cattell (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2018)
Construction, Economics & Management Associate Professor Kathy Michell (01.07.2015 – 30.06.2016)
Drama Associate Professor Geoffrey Hyland (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015)
Economics, School of Associate Professor Edwin Muchapondwa (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015)
Education, School of *Professor Pamela Helen Christie (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2016)
Electrical Engineering *Professor Edward Boje (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2019
English Language & Literature Associate Professor Margaret Alexandra Samuelson (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Environmental & Geographical Science *Professor Michael Edward Meadows (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2018)
Film & Media Studies Professor Herman Wasserman (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2017)
Finance & Tax Associate Professor Craig West (01.05.2013 – 30.04.2016)
Fine Art, Michaelis School of Associate Professor Fritha Langerman (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Geological Sciences *Professor Christopher Harris (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Graduate School of Business *Professor Walter Remi Juliaan Baets (Director) (01.07.2014 – 30.06.2019)
Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice *Professor Alan Hirsch(Director) (Permanent)
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Associate Professor Shajila Singh (01.07.2013 – 30.06.2016)
Historical Studies Associate Professor Lance van Sittert (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015)
Human Biology *Professor Malcolm Collins (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Information Systems Associate Professor Kevin Johnston (01.07.2015 – 31.12.2017)
Languages & Literatures, School of Associate Professor Yasin Dutton (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015)
Management Studies, School of Associate Professor Anton Schlechter (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2017)
Mathematics & Applied Mathematics *Professor Hans-Peter Albert K–nzi> (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Mechanical Engineering *Professor Robert Douglas Knutsen (01.04.2013 – 31.03.2018)
Medicine *Professor Bongani Mawethu Mayosi (Permanent)
Molecular & Cell Biology Associate Professor Vernon Errol Coyne (01.01.2012 – 31.12.2016)
Music, South African College of Associate Professor Rebekka Sandmeier (01.03.2014 – 28.02.2017)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology *Professor Lynnette Ann Denny (Permanent)
Oceanography *Professor Chris James Charles Reason (01.01.2011 – 31.12.2015)
Paediatrics & Child Health *Professor Heather Joy Zar (01.09.2012 – 31.08.2015)
Philosophy *Professor David Benatar (01.07.2013 – 30.06.2018)
Philosophy Professor Bernhard Weiss (Acting HoD) (01.07.2014 – 30.06.2015)
Physics Associate Professor Andy Buffler (01.07.2012 – 30.06.2017)
Political Studies *Professor Anthony Michael Butler (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Private Law *Professor Helen Jane Scott (01.07.2014 – 30.06.2019)
Psychiatry & Mental Health *Professor Dan Joseph Stein (Permanent)
Psychology Associate Professor Catherine Ward (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2017)
Public Health & Family Medicine *Professor Mohammed Fareed Jeebhay (01.10.2012 – 30.09.2017)
Public Law Professor Elrena van der Spuy (01.07.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Radiation Medicine Ms Hester Burger (Acting) (01.04.2015 – 31.06.2015)
Religious Studies *Professor Abdulkader Ismail Tayob (01.07.2014 – 30.06.2017)
Social Development Associate Professor Richard Mendelsohn (01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015)
Sociology * Professor Aristides Sitas (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2016)
Statistical Sciences Associate Professor Francesca Little (01.03.2013 – 31.12.2017)
Surgery *Professor Delawir Kahn (01.01.2005 – 30.09.2015)

Professors

Professors are listed at the end of this Senate list.

Twelve Elected by the Academic Staff
(01.07.2012 to 30.06.2016)
Ms Jean Brundrit
Dr David Erwin
Dr Elisa Galgut
Mr Ernesto Ismail
Dr Rannakoe Lehloenya
Associate Professor Ulrike Rivett
Associate Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother
Mr Jacques André Rousseau
Associate Professor Ingrid Woolard
Dr Roman Ernest Roth
Three Vacancies
Four Elected by the Professional, Administrative, Support & Service (PASS) Staff
(01.07.2012 to 30.06.2016)
Dr Mignonne Breier
Mr Thando Tsotsobe
Ms Carolyn Dana Volks
Ms Glenda Wildschut
Six Students appointed by the SRC
(01/11/2011 to 01/10/2012)
Mr Jonathan Yankelowitz
Mr John Rammutla
Mr Ramabina Mahapa
Ms Zizipho Pae
Mr Theophilus Dzingai
Two Members of Council Elected by Council
(01.07 2012 to 30.06.2016)
Ms Yoliswa Dwane
Ms Rachmat Omar
Up to 35 Co-opted Members
List 1: Co-opted Ex Offico (7)
Director: Schools Intervention Initiative Dr Jonathan Clark
(01.10.2011 – 30.09.2016)
Head: Library and Information Studies Centre Associate Professor Jayarani Raju
(01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015)
Director: Extra Mural Studies Ms Medeé Rall
(Permanent)
Assistant Dean: Science Faculty Associate Professor David Gammon
(01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015)
Executive Director: Student Affairs Ms Moonira Khan
(Permanent)
Head: School of Dance Mr Gerard Manley Samuel
(01.05.2013 -30.04.2016)
Executive Director: University Libraries Ms Gwenda Thomas
(Permanent)
List 2: Co-opted under the Provision of the Statute allowing for Co-option that allows for greater Diversity in the Senate (20)
(01.07.2012 to 30.06.2016)
Associate Professor Muhammad Saalih Allie
Associate Professor Imraan Coovadia
Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz
Associate Professor Bette Davidowitz
Associate Professor Mqhele Dlodlo
Associate Professor Sinegugu Duma
Associate Professor Denver Hendricks
Associate Professor David Steve Jacobs
Associate Professor Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Associate Professor Michael Kyobe
Associate Professor Franklin Larey
Associate Professor Mbulungeni Ronald Madiba
Associate Professor Bongiwe Caroline Ncube
Associate Professor Dick Ng’ambi
Ms Shivani Ramjee
Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo
Associate Professor Cynthia Nonhlanhla Sikakana
Associate Professor Hussein Suleman
Dr Amanda Weltman

Professors (Total at 01 January 2015: 263)
(With the year of professorial appointment)

Colleen Merle Adnams 2007 Rochelle le Roux 2011
Mark Gavin Alexander 1992 Murray Victor Leibbrandt 2000
Jane Alexander 2008 Anton Powter le Roex 1997
Seyi Ladele Amosun 2001 Naomi Sharlene Levitt 2005
Kurt Andre April 2006 Alison Emslie Lewis 2007
Seyi Ladele Amosun 2001 Michael Ian Lambert 2010
Andrew Charles Argent 2009 Leslie London 2005
Neil Philip Armitage 2015 Graham Johan Louw 2008
Walter Remi Juliaan Baets 2009 Johannes Louw 1998
Alizera Baghai-Wadji 2012 Joha Louw-Potgieter 2003
Jeffrey Jacob Bagraim 2012 Iain Low 2007
Igor Vladilenovich Barashenkov 2001 Christopher Alan Lund 2015
Jaco Barnard-Naudé 2012 John Manuel da Silva Luiz 2011
Karen Irma Barnes 2009 Gary Maartens 2004
Graham Douglas Irving Barr 1997 Anne Kelk Mager 2011
Adrian Bruce Charles Bassett 2011 Arnaud George Malan 2014
Linda-Gail Bekker 2013 Anwarul Haq Suleman Mall 2008
David Benatar 2007 Salvatore Mancuso 2012
Stephen James Beningfield 1993 Adrian David Marais 2004
Toma Berlanda 2015 Lorna Jean Martin 2004
Haroon Ismail Bhorat 2007 Peter Martinez 2011
Geoffrey Norman Charles Bick 2012 Robert Britt Mattes 2007
John Vivian Bickford-Smith 1999 Bongani Mawethu Mayosi 2006
Nicholas Budeo Biekpe 2012 Dianne Elizabeth McIntyre 2008
Anthony Henry Black 2008 Michael Edward Meadows 2004
Jonathan Blackburn 2008 Ernesta Meintjies 2015
Edwin Haupt Blake 2000 Peter Nicholas Meissner 2008
Edward Sidney Boje 2003 Rajend Mesthrie 1998
John Joseph Bolton 2005 Jeremy John Midgley 2007
Susan Ann Bourne 2008 Valerie Mizrahi 2011
Paul Anthony Bowen 1993 Klaus Peter Moller 2009
David John Bradfield 1998 Hanri Mostert 2008
David Thomas Britton 2011 Thomas Moultrie 2015
Frank Brombacher 2000 Pilate Moyo 2013
Irwin Thomas Brown 2011 Nicola Mulder 2015
Andrew Buffler 2014 Christina Mary Murray 1995
Sakhela Maxwell Buhlungu 2014 Landon Myer 2015
Vanessa Celeste Burch 2008 Kevin Jonathan Naidoo 2011
Anthony Michael Butler 2012 Nicoli Jean Nattrass 1999
Anthony Michael Butler 2012 Nicoli Jean Nattrass 1999
Robert Greig Cameron 2004 Tjakie Naudé 2009
Claude Carignan 2011 Mark George New 2011
Jennifer Margaret Case 2012 Ojelanki Ngwenyama 2012
Keith Stone Cattell 2010 Mark Patrick Nicol 2008
Kelly Chibale 2007 Nicolas Novitzky 1995
David Shane Chidester 1994 Lungisile Ntsebeza 2008
Wallace Chigona 2015 Mpiko Ntsekhe 2013
Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan 2003 Alp Numanoglu 2013
Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa 2012 Gerald Norman Nurick 1994
Pamela Helen Christie 2012 Francis Beng Nyamnjoh 2009
Michael Christian Claeys 2010 Mannus Justin O'Riain 2014
Carol-Ann Pauline Clarkson 2014 Mohamed Iqbal Parker 1993
Malcolm Collins 2013 Susan Parnell 2006
Mark Irwin Combrinck 2011 Alexander Ross Paterson 2013
Colin Douglas Cook 2007 Nigel Penn 2012
Hugh Micah Corder 1987 André Peshier 2010
Jean-Louis Cornille 1996 Francis William Petersen 2008
Carlos De Jesus Correia 2010 Edgar Arther Pieterse 2008
Owen Crankshaw 2006 Pragasen Pillay 2004
Graham Shaw Cumming 2006 Deborah Beatrice Posel 2010
Willam Johan Simon de Villiers 2013 Paul Charles Potter 2008
Pierre Francois de Vos 2009 Rajkumar Ramesar 2000
Petrus de Vries 2012 Maano Ramutsindela 2015
Lynette Ann Denny 2006 Chris James Charles Reason 2006
Elton Wayne Derman 2010 Batmanathan Dayanand Reddy 1989
Keertan Unka Jairan Dheda 2012 Christiaan Redelinghuys 2005
Robert Edwin Dorrington 1988 Stephen John Young Reid 2010
Tania Douglas 2013 Steven Hilary Richardson 2013
Robert Neil Dunn 2012 David Alan Ross 2001
John Paul Dunne 2012 Fiona Chiswell Ross 2013
Peter Klaus Dunsby 2007 Michael John Rossi 2007
Robert Anthony Dyer 2011 Pieter Rousseau 2015
Silke Dyer 2014 Peter Geoffrey Ryan 2014
Timothy John Egan 2006 Alan John Rycroft 2009
Anton Adriaan Eberhard 2004 Edward Peter Rybicki 2003
Lawrence James Edwards 2013 Alan John Rycroft 2009
Timothy John Egan 2006 Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Distinguished) 1986
Rodney Ehrlich 2006 Martin Peter Schwellnus 2007
George Adriaan Ekama 1991 Pamela Jane Schwikkard 2001
Margaret Paula Ensor 2004 Helen Jane Scott 2014
Anton Gabriel Fagan 2006 Judith Clare Sealy 2007
Johannes Jacobus Fagan 2002 Annette Seegers 1997
Jill Margaret Farrant 2005 Jeremy Fraser Seekings 2003
Anthony-Graeme Fieggen 2008 Patrick Semple 2014
Susan Fawcus 2013 Bryan Trevor Sewell 2011
Anthony-Graeme Fieggen 2008 Mark Hugh Shaw 2014
Anthony Figaji 2012 Aristides Sitas 2009
Mark Jay Fleishman 2012 Phillipa Ann Skotnes 1999
Jack Calvin Fletcher 2006 Karen Sliwa-Hahnle 2010
Lucy Jennifer Gilson 2008 Deidre Smythe 2015
Jan Ignacy Glazewski 2000 Kelwyn Ellis Sole 2004
Dhirendra Govender 2003 Mark Leonard Solms 2002
Clive Maurice Gray 2011 Crain Arthur Soudien 2000
Leslie Jacqueline Harriet Greenberg 2008 Dan Joseph Stein 2005
Ralph Hamann 2014 Edward David Sturrock 2008
Joan Helene Hambidge 2003 Justus Lodulph Christiaan Swanevelder 2012
Carolyn Anne Hamilton 2008 Andrew Russell Taylor 2014
Janet Patricia Hapgood 2007 Abdulkader Ismail Tayob 1999
Christopher Harris 2008 Abdulkader Ismail Tayob 1999
Susan Therese Harrison 1999 Sandie Rutherford Thomson 2011
Terry Albert Hedderson 2006 Colin Getty Tredoux 2008
Bruce Charles Hewitson 2005 Enrico Orlando Uliana 1994
John Anthony Higgins 2002 David Unterhalter 2014
Chuma Himonga 2002 Arjan Bastiaan van As 2008
Alan Hirsch 2013 Jean-Paul Willy van Belle 2011
Chuma Himonga 2002 Etienne Roche van Heerden 1999
Michael Timm Hoffman 2001 Eliza Jacobus van Honk 2014
Hendrik Pienaar Hofmeyr 2010 Elrena van der Spuy 2013
Roger Hunter 2011 Etienne Roche van Heerden 1999
Gregory Dudley Hussey 2011 Paul van Rensburg 2002
Dale Brenton Hutchison 1983 Eric Wilhelmus van Steen 2002
Nicola Illing 2011 Corne van Walbeek 2015
Michael Raymond Inggs 2002 Jacobus Ernst van Zyl 2014
Stephen Charles Inggs 2013 Daniel Petrus Visser 1983
Graham Ellis Jackson 2011 Martine Visser 2015
George Janelidze 2004 Harro von Blottnitz 2013
Thomas Harold Jarrett 2012 Lee Alan Wallis 2012
Mohamed Fareed Jeebhay 2010 David Wardle 2006
Jennifer Margaret Jelsma 2009 Hermanus Jacobus Wasserman 2014
Delawir Kahn 2000 Alexandra Watson 2010
Asgar Ali Kalla 2002 Vanessa Jane Watson 2003
Evance Rabban Kalula 2002 Bernard Weiss 2011
Arieh Katz 2013 Robert Charles Williams 2010
Kemal Khan 2008 Anna-Lise Williamson 2005
Susan Hillary Kidson 2004 Carolyn Williamson 2010
Harold Alan Kincaid 2012 Joanne Wilmshurst 2014
Sandra Klopper 2012 Harald Ernst Winkler 2011
Robert Douglas Knutsen 2008 Martin Wittenberg 2012
Thomas Albert Koelble 2000 Eric Arthur Wood 2003
Reneé Christine Kraan-Korteweg 2005 Ingrid Denise Woolard 2014
Hans-Peter Albert Künzi 2000 Nigel Anthony Worden 1997
Michael Kyobe 2015 Heather Joy Zar 2008
Michael Ian Lambert 2010 Peter Zilla 2000
Estelle Victoria Lambert 2005 Alphose Zingoni 2003
2014

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