Governance

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. On 1 January 2017 the membership of Senate stood at 365. There are two vacancies.

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

Vice-Chancellor

Dr Max Rodney Price
(01.07.2008 to 30.06.2018)

Deputy Vice-Chancellors

*Professor Loretta Feris
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2021)
*Professor Daya Reddy
(01.01.2017, in an acting capacity until the post is filled)
*Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2021)
*Professor Hugh Corder
(17.03.2017, in acting capacity until the post is filled)

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)
(01.07.2015 to 30.06.2018)

Commerce

Dean

*Professor Ingrid Denise Woolard
(01.03.2016 to 28.02.2021)

Deputy Deans

*Professor Jeffrey Jacob Bagraim 
(Postgraduate Affairs)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2019)

*Professor Michael Kyobe
(Research & Internationalisation)
(01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018)

Associate Professor Marie Therese Minter
(Teaching & Learning)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2019)

Associate Professor Kanshukan Rajaratnam
(Transformation & Strategic Projects)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2019)

Engineering & the Built Environment

Dean

*Professor Alison Emslie Lewis
(01.06.2015 to 30.06.2019)

Deputy Deans

Associate Professor Brandon Collier-Reed 
(Undergraduate Education)
(01.01.2016 to 31.12.2017)

*Professor Pilate Moyo
(Postgraduate Education & Research)
(01.09.2015 to 31.08.2018)

*Associate Professor Tanja Winkler
(Responsiveness and Transformation)
(01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018)

Health Sciences

Dean

*Professor Bongani Mawethu Mayosi
(01.09.2016 to 31.08.2020)

Deputy Deans

*Professor Karen Sliwa-Hahnle
(Research)
(Acting 01.03.2017 to 31.12.2017)

*Professor Susan Kidson
(Postgraduate Education)
(Acting 01.01.2017 to 31.12.2017)

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

Professor Harsha Kathard
(Undergraduate Education)
(Acting 01.03.2017 to 28.02.2018)

Humanities

Dean

*Associate Professor Harry Garuba

(Acting Dean)
(01.02.2017 to 31.07.2017)

Deputy Deans

*Professor Bernhard Weiss
(Research and Postgraduate Affairs)
(01.05.2014 to 31.12.2017)

Associate Lance van Sittert
(Undergraduate Affairs) 
( 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018)

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

*Professor David Wardle
(Finance and Space)
(01.01.2015 to 31.12.2017)

Law

Dean

*Professor Penelope Elizabeth Andrews
(01.01.2016 to 31.12.2020)

Deputy Deans

Associate Professor Tracy Gutuza
(Undergraduate Studies)
(01.01.2017 to 30.06.2019)

*Professor Caroline Ncube
(Postgraduate Studies)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2017)

Science

Dean

*Professor Anton Powter Le Roex
(01.01.2011 to 31.12.2017)

Deputy Deans

Associate Professor James Gain
(Undergraduate Matters)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2018)

Professor Nicola Illing
(Postgraduate Matters)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2018)

Professor Maano Ramutsindela
(Operations)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2018)

Associate Professor David Gammon
(Assistant Dean: Academic Support)
(01.01.2017 to 31.12.2021)

Heads and Acting Heads of Academic Departments

Academic Departments are organisational units formally recognised as such by Senate 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 2016 there were 55 recognised academic departments.

Department

Name

Role

Period

Academic Development Programme

A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen

HoD

Permanent

Accounting, College of

A/Prof Goolam Modack

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

African & Gender Studies,
Anthropology & Linguistics, School of

Professor Andrea Deumert

Acting HoD

01.02.2017 – 31.12.2017

Anaesthesia

Prof Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder

HoD

Permanent

Archaeology

A/Prof Simon Hall

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

Archaeology

A/Prof Shadreck Chirikure

Acting HoD

16.08.2017 – 31.12.2017

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of

Prof Toma Berlanda

HoD

01.03.2015 - 28.02.2020

Astronomy

Prof Patrick Woudt

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

Biological Sciences

A/Prof Muthama Muasya

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Chemical Engineering

Prof Eric Wilhelmus J van Steen

HoD

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2020

Chemistry

Prof Susan Ann Bourne

HoD & Deputy Dean

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Chemistry

A/Prof Neil Ravenscroft

Acting HoD

01.08.2017 – 31.12.2017

Civil Engineering

Prof Neil Armitage

HoD

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2017

Commercial Law

Prof Rochelle le Roux

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Computer Science

A/Prof Hussein Suleman

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Construction Economics & Management

A/Prof Kathy Michell

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Drama

A/Prof Geoffrey Hyland

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018

Economics, School of

Prof Lawrence Edwards

HoD

01.03.2016 - 28.02.2018

Education, School of

A/Prof Catherine Kell

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Electrical Engineering

Prof Edward Boje

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

English Language & Literature

A/Prof Sandra Young

HoD

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020

Environmental & Geographical Science

Prof Michael Edward Meadows

HoD

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2018

Film & Media Studies, Centre for

Prof Herman Wasserman

HoD

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2017

Finance & Tax

A/Prof Ryan Kruger

HoD

01.07.2016 - 30.04.2018

Fine Art, Michaelis School of

A/Prof Berni Searle

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Geological Sciences

Prof Christopher Harris

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

Geological Sciences

Prof Steve Richardson

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017

Graduate School of Business

A/Prof Mills Soko

HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.12.2021

Graduate School of Development Policy & Practice

Prof Alan Hirsch

HoD

Permanent

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

A/Prof Lebogang Ramma

HoD

01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Health Sciences: Education Development Unit

A/Prof Francois Cilliers

HoD

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018

Historical Studies

A/Prof Lance van Sittert

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

Human Biology

Prof Malcolm Collins

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Information Systems

A/Prof Kevin Johnston

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Integrative Biomedical Sciences

Prof Ed Sturrock

HoD

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2018

Languages & Literatures, School of

Prof David Wardle

Interim HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

Library & Information Studies Centre, Libraries: (LISC)

Associate Professor Jayarani Raju

HoD

Permanent

Management Studies, School of

Prof Anton Schlechter

HoD

01.10.2015 - 31.12.2017

Mathematics & Applied Mathematics

Prof Peter Dunsby

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Mechanical Engineering

Prof Robert Knutsen

HoD

01.04.2013 - 31.03.2018

Medicine

Prof Ntobeko Ntusi

HoD

Permanent

Molecular & Cell Biology

Prof Janet Hapgood

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Music, South African College of

Prof Rebekka Sandmeier

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Prof Lynette Ann Denny

HoD

Permanent

Oceanography

A/Prof Isabelle Ansorge

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Paediatrics & Child Health

Prof Heather Joy Zar

HoD

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017

Philosophy

Prof David Benatar

HoD

01.07.2013 - 30.06.2018

Physics

Prof Andy Buffler

HoD

01.07.2012 – 31.12.2021

Political Studies

A/Prof John Akokpari

HoD

01.07.2017 – 30 .06.2020

Private Law

Prof Helen Scott

HoD

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2019

Psychiatry & Mental Health

Prof Dan Joseph Stein

HoD

Permanent

Psychology

A/Prof Catherine Ward

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Public Health & Family Medicine

Prof Landon Myer

HoD

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2022

Public Law

Prof Elrena Van der Spuy

HoD

01.01.2047 – 31.12.2017

Radiation Medicine

Prof Steve Beningfield

HoD

01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018

Religious Studies

A/Prof Sa'diyya Shaikh

HoD

01.07.2015 - 31.12.2018

Social Development

A/Prof Viviene Taylor

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

Sociology

Prof Aristides Sitas

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

Statistical Sciences

A/Prof Francesca Little

HoD

01.03.2013 - 31.12.2017

Surgery

Prof Graham Fieggen

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Professors: Professors are listed at the end of this Senate list.

Twelve Elected by the Academic Staff
(01.07.2016 to 30.06.2020)

Dr Kasturi Behari–Leak
Associate Professor Shadreck Chirikure
Dr David Erwin
Associate Professor Adam Haupt
Mr Ernesto Ismail
Dr Mohlopheni Marakalala
Associate Professor Manya Mooya
Mr Jacques André Rousseau
Associate Professor Alison September
Associate Professor Lisa Seymour
Dr Corrinne Shaw
Associate Professor Maureen Tanner

Four Elected by the Professional, Administrative, Support & Service (PASS) Staff
(01.07.2016 to 30.06.2020)

Ms Naziema Jappie
Mr Shai Makgoba
Mr Frans Mamabolo
Ms Andrea Plos

Six Students appointed by the SRC

Mr Ryan Prithraj
Mr Aneet Daji
Mr Chanda Chungu
Mr Rorisang Moseli

Two Members of Council Elected by Council
(01.07 2016 to 30.06.2020)

Ms Rahmat Omar

Ms Sheila Barsel

Up to 35 Co-opted Members

List 1: Co-opted Ex Officio (6)

Director: Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz
(01.07.2016 – 30.06.2020)

Director: Schools Intervention Initiative

Dr Jonathan Clark 
(01.07.2016 – 30.06.2020)

Director: School of Dance

Mr Gerard Samuel
(01.07.2016 – 30.06.2020))

Director: Extra Mural Studies

Ms Medeé Rall
(Permanent)

Executive Director: Student Affairs

Dr Moonira Khan
(Permanent)

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 (26)
(01.07.2016 to 30.06.2020)

Associate Professor Rebecca Ackermann
Associate Professor Muhammad Saalih Allie
Associate Professor Waheeda Amien
Dr Abongwe Bangeni
Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier
Dr Lydia Cairncross
Dr Joel Chigada
Dr Shari Daya
Associate Professor Mqhele Dlodlo
Dr Reuben Govender
Associate Professor David Jacobs
Associate Professor Malcolm Keswell
Dr Nomusa Makhubu
Dr Zethu Matebeni
Dr Frank Matose
Associate Professor Amit Mishra
Dr Cecil Mlatsheni
Associate Professor Jeff Murugan
Associate Professor Tolullah Oni
Dr Greg Petro
Dr Deena Pillay
Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo
Dr Lee-Ann Tong
Mr Thando Tsotsobe
Associate Professor Abimbola Windapo

Professors (Total at 01 January 2017: 279)
(With the year of professorial appointment)

Colleen Merle Adnams

2007

Jane Alexander

2008

Seyi Ladele Amosun

2001

Penelope Andrews

2016

Kurt Andre April

2006

Carolyn Ardington

2016

Andrew Charles Argent

2009

Neil Philip Armitage

2015

Alireza Baghai-Wadji

2012

Jeffrey Jacob Bagraim

2012

Igor Vladilenovich Barashenkov

2001

Alfred Jacobus Barnard-Naude

2012

Karen Irma Barnes

2009

Graham Douglas Irving Barr

1997

Stefan Barth

2015

Adrian Bruce Charles Christopher Bassett

2011

Linda-Gail Bekker

2013

Tunde Belle-Ochende

2016

David Benatar

2007

Stephen James Beningfield

1993

Toma Berlanda

2015

Hans Beushausen

2017

Haroon Ismail Bhorat

2007

Nicholas Budeo Biekpe

2012

Anthony Henry Black

2008

Jonathan Blackburn

2008

Edwin Haupt Blake

2000

Marc Blockman

2017

Edward Sidney Boje

2013

John Joseph Bolton

2005

Andrew Marc Boulle

2017

Susan Ann Bourne

2008

Paul Anthony Bowen

1993

Frank Brombacher

2000

Irwin Thomas Brown

2011

Andrew Buffler

2014

Vanessa Celeste Burch

2008

Justine Burns

2016

Anthony Michael Butler

2012

Robert Greig Cameron

2004

Claude Carignan

2011

JenniferCase

2012

Keith Stone Cattell

2010

Kelly Chibale

2007

David Shane Chidester

1994

Wallace Mankhwala Gwaza Chigona

2015

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

2003

Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa

2012

Michael Christian Claeys  

2010

Malcolm Collins

2013

Marc Irwin Combrinck

2011

Colin Douglas Cook

2007

Imraan Coovadia

2016

Hugh Micah Corder

1987

Jean-Louis Maurice Cornille

1996

Carlos De Jesus Correia

2010

Owen Crankshaw

2006

Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie

2017

Collet Dandara

2016

Pierre Francois de Vos

2009

Petrus de Vries

2012

David Alan Deglon

2011

Lynette Ann Denny

2006

Andrea Deumert

2016

Keertan Dheda

2012

Robert Edwin Dorrington

1988

Tania Douglas

2013

Robert Neil Dunn

2012

John Paul Dunne

2012

Peter Klaus Dunsby

2007

Robert Anthony Dyer

2011

Silke Dyer

2014

Anton Adriaan Eberhard

2004

Lawrence Edwards

2013

Timothy John Egan

2006

George Adriaan Ekama

1991

Brian Lindsay Eley

2016

Johannes Jacobus Fagan

2002

Anton Gabriel Fagan

2006

Jill Margaret Farrant

2005

Susan Fawcus

2013

Loretta Annalise Feris

2012

Anthony Graeme Fieggen

2008

Anthony Figaji

2012

Mark Jay Fleishman

2012

Jack Calvin Fletcher

2006

Komla Folly

2016

Lucy Jennifer Gilson

2008

Jan Ignacy Glazewski

2000

Dhirendra Govender

2003

Clive Maurice Gray

2011

Ralph Hamann

2014

Joan Helene Hambidge

2003

Carolyn Anne Hamilton

2008

Janet Patricia Hapgood

2007

Christopher Harris

2008

Susan Therese Harrison

1999

Mark Hatherill

2017

Terry Albert Hedderson

2006

Bruce Charles Hewitson

2005

John Anthony Higgins

2002

Chuma Himonga

2002

Alan Hirsch

2013

Michael Timm Hoffman

2001

Hendrik Pienaar Hofmeyr

2010

Roger Hunter

2011

Dale Brenton Hutchison

1983

Nicola Illing

2011

Stephen Charles Inggs

2013

Muazzam Jacobs

2016

George Janelidze

2004

Thomas Harold Jarrett

2012

Mohammed Fareed Jeebhay

2010

Jennifer Margaret Jelsma

2009

Asgar Ali Kalla

2002

Evance Rabban Kalula 

2002

Harsha Kathard

2016

Arieh Katz

2013

Kemal Khan

2008

Nonhlanhla Khumalo

2017

Susan Hillary Kidson

2004

Robert Douglas Knutsen

2008

Thomas Albert Koelble

2000

Patricia Jane Kooyman

2015

Reneé Christine Kraan-Korteweg

2005

Hans-Peter Albert Künzi

2000

Michael Kyobe

2015

Michael Ian Lambert

2010

Estelle Victoria Lambert

2005

Genevieve Sarah Langdon

2014

Franklin Larey

2017

Anton Powter le Roex

1997

Rochelle le Roux

2011

Virna Drucille Leaner

2017

Sandrine Lecour

2017

Murray Victor Leibbrandt

2000

Naomi Sharlene Levitt

2005

Alison Emslie Lewis

2007

Leslie London

2005

Theresa Lorenzo

2016

Graham Johan Louw

2008

Iain Low

2007

John Manuel da Silva Luiz

2011

Christopher Alan Lund

2015

Gary Maartens

2004

Aubrey Mainza

2016

Arnaud George Malan

2014

Xolela McPherson Tennyson Mangcu

2016

Rashida Manjoo

2015

Adrian David Marais

2004

Lorna Jean Martin

2004

Peter Martinez

2015

Bongani Mawethu Mayosi

2006

Helen McIlleron

2017

Dianne Elizabeth McIntyre

2008

Michael Edward Meadows

2004

Ernesta Meintjes

2015

Graeme Meintjes

2016

Peter Nicholas Meissner

2008

Marc Irwin Mendelson

2015

Rajend Mesthrie

1998

Thomas Andreas Meyer

2015

Jeremy John Midgley

2007

Valerie Mizrahi

2011

Klaus Peter Moller

2009

Jennifer Rose Moodley

2017

Brenda Morrow

2017

Hanri Mostert

2008

Thomas Moultrie

2015

Pilate Moyo

2013

Edwin Muchapondwa

2016

Nicola Jane Mulder

2015

Christina Mary Murray

1995

Karin Murris

2017

Benjamin Landon Myer

2015

Kevin Jonathan Naidoo

2011

Nicoli Jean Nattrass

1999

Tjakie Naudé

2009

Pradeep Harkison Navsaria

2015

Caroline Ncube

2016

Mark George New

2011

Ojelanki Ngwenyama

2012

Andrew Nicol

2017

Mark Patrick Nicol

2008

Nicolas Novitzky

1995

Lungisile Ntsebeza

2008

Mpiko Ntsekhe

2013

Alp Numanoglu

2013

Francis Beng Nyamnjoh

2009

Sophie Oldfield

2015

Mannus Justin O'Riain

2014

Mohamed Iqbal Parker

1993

Jeanette Parkes

2016

Susan Parnell

2006

Alexander Ross Paterson

2013

Nigel Penn

2012

André Peshier

2010

Francis Petersen

2008

Jochen Petersen

2016

Mamokgethi Phakeng

2017

Edgar Arther Pieterse

2008

Gordon Pirie

2014

Deborah Beatrice Posel

2010

Sharon Prince

2016

Rajkumar Ramesar

2000

Maano Ramutsindela

2015

Brian Lindsay Rayner

2015

Chris James Charles Reason

2006

Batmanathan Dayanand Reddy

1989

Stephen John Young Reid

2010

Steven Hilary Richardson

2013

Ulrike Rivett

2016

Donald Alan Ross

2001

Fiona Chiswell Ross

2013

Michael John Rossi

2007

Pieter Gerhardus Rousseau

2015

Peter Ryan

2014

Edward Peter Rybicki

2003

Alan John Rycroft

2009

Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Distinguished)

1986

Rebekka Sandmeier

2016

Anton Schlechter

2016

Pamela Jane Schwikkard 

2001

Helen Jane Scott

2014

Judith Clare Sealy

2007

Annette Seegers

1997

Jeremy Fraser Seekings

2003

Patrick Semple

2014

Marjanne Senekal

2017

Bryan Trevor Sewell

2011

Robert William John Simmonds

2015

Aristides Sitas

2009

Phillipa Ann Skotnes

1999

Karen Sliwa-Hahnle

2010

Dee Smythe

2015

Mark Leonard Solms

2002

Dan Joseph Stein

2005

Edward David Sturrock

2008

Justus Lodulph Christiaan Swanevelder

2012

Andrew Russel Taylor

2014

Abdulkader Ismail Tayob

1999

Sandie Rutherford Thomson

2011

Colin Getty Tredoux

2008

David Unterhalter

2014

Arjan Bastiaan van As

2008

Jean-Paul Willy van Belle

2011

Elrena van der Spuy

2013

Eliza Jacobus van Honk

2014

Paul van Rensburg

2002

Eric Wilhelmus J van Steen

2002

Cornelius Peter van Walbeek

2015

Jacobus Ernst van Zyl

2014

Martine Maria Christina Visser

2015

Harro von Blottnitz

2013

Lee Alan Wallis

2012

David Wardle

2006

Herman Wasserman

2014

Alexandra Watson

2010

Vanessa Jane Watson

2003

Bernhard Weiss

2011

Anna-Lise Williamson

2005

Carolyn Williamson

2010

Joanne Wilmshurst

2014

Harald Ernst Winkler

2011

Martin Wittenberg

2012

Ambroise Wonkam

2016

Ingrid Denise Woolard

2017

Patrick Woudt

2016

Heather Joy Zar

2008

Peter Zilla

2000

Alphose Zingoni

2003

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