Governance

Senate

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Academic matters fall under the control of Senate, which comprises the members listed below.

Where an individual is listed more than once, the secondary listings are marked with an asterisk (*). For example, where a person is a professor, his or her primary listing is as a professor.

As of 1 January 2020 the membership of Senate stood at 343.

Vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellors | Deans/acting deans and deputy deans/acting deputy deans | Heads and acting heads of academic departments | Professors

The vice-chancellor

* Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
(1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023)

Deputy vice-chancellors

*Professor Loretta Feris
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021)

 

Associate Professor Lis Lange
(1 February 2018 to 21 January 2023)

  *Professor Sue Harrison
(1 August 2019 to 31 July 2024)

Deans/acting deans and deputy deans/acting deputy deans

CHED

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

Associate Professor Alan Cliff (Interim Dean until the position is filled)
(10 September 2018 to –)

Vacant

Commerce

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

Associate Professor Linda Ronnie
(22 October 2018 to 14 October 2023)

Associate Professor Sure Mataramvura
Research and Internationalisation
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

Engineering & the Built Environment

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

*Professor Alison Emslie Lewis
(1 June 2015 to 30 June 2020)

*Associate Professor Sunetra Chowdhury
Undergraduate Education
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

*Professor Azeem Khan
Postgraduate Education and Research
(01 July 2017 to 30 June 2020)

*Professor Marianne Vanderschuren
Social Responsiveness and Transformation
(01 July 2018 to 30 June 2021)

*Professor Jack Fletcher
Strategic Initiatives
(01 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Health Sciences

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

 

 

 

*Professor Carolyn Williamson (Interim Dean)
(1 October 2018 to 14 March 2020)


*Professor Ambroise Wonkam
Research
(1 June 2018 to 30 April 2021)

*Professor Elelwani Ramugondo
Postgraduate Education
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2024)

Emeritus Associate Professor Gonda Perez
Undergraduate Education
(1 January 2020 to 29 February 2020)

Humanities

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

*Associate Professor Shose Kessi
(1 December 2019 to 30 November 2024)

Associate Professor Tanja Bosch
Research and Postgraduate Affairs
(1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021)

Dr John Ritchie
Undergraduate Affairs
(01 July 2019 to 31 January 2020)

*Professor Adam Haupt
Staffing
(01 July 2018 to 30 June 2021)

Law

Dean
 

Deputy deans

 

Professor Danwood Chirwa
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2024)

*Dr Kathleen Idensohn
Undergraduate Studies
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

Associate Professor Lee-Ann Tong
Postgraduate Studies
(1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022)

Science

Dean

 

Deputy deans

 

*Professor Maano Ramutsindela
(1 March 2019 to 29 February 2024)

*Associate Professor Adam West
Undergraduate Matters
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

*Professor Jeffrey Murugan
Postgraduate Matters
(1 April 2019 to 31 December 2021)

*Professor Rebecca Ackerman
Transformation
(1 April 2019 to 31 December 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 2 are styled "colleges", but all have the status of academic department.

As of 1 January 2020, there were 59 recognised academic departments.

Academic Development Programme

Associate Professor Ermien van Pletzen
(Permanent)

Accounting, College of

Associate Professor Goolam Modack
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021)

African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, School of

*Professor Mehmood Shahid Vawda
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Anaesthesia

*Professor Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder
(Permanent)

Archaeology

Emeritus Associate Professor Simon Hall
(1 September 2019 to 31 July 2022)

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

Dr Nyakato Phillipa Tumubweinee
(10 May 2019 to 9 May 2020)

Astronomy

*Professor Patrick Woudt
(1 January 2015 to 31 December 2022)

Biological Sciences

*Professor Abraham Muthama Muasya
(1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020)

Chemical Engineering

Professor Aubrey Mainza
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023)

Chemistry

*Professor Timothy Egan
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022)

Civil Engineering

*Professor Pilate Moyo
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022)

Commercial Law

*Professor Debbie Collier
(1 February 2019 to 31 December 2021)

Computer Science

*Professor Hussein Suleman
(1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020)

Professor James Gain
(1 August 2019 to 31 December 2019)

Construction, Economics and Management

Associate Professor Kathleen Michell
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021)

Economics

*Professor Justine Burns
(1 January 2019 to 31 July 2021)

Education

Associate Professor Catherine Kell
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020)

Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor Frederick Nicolls
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

English Language and Literature

*Professor Sandra Young
(1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020)

Environmental and Geographical Science

Associate Professor Merle Sowman
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Film and Media Studies

*Professor Hermanus Wasserman
(1 July 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Finance and Tax

Associate Professor Francois Toerien
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021)

Fine Art

Vacant

Geological Sciences

*Professor Christopher Harris
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020)

Graduate School of Business

*Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder
(15 January 2020 to 14 September 2020)

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

*Associate Professor Lebogang Ramma
(1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020)

Health Sciences Education

*Professor Francois Cilliers
(1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021)

Historical Studies

Dr Bodhisattva Kar
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

Human Biology

*Professor Malcolm Collins
(1 January 2017 to 31 March 2020)

Information Systems

*Professor Irwin Brown
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Information Technology

*Professor Ulrike Rivett
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Integrative Biomedical Sciences

*Professor Edward David Sturrock
(1 June 2018 to 31 May 2021)

Knowledge and Information Stewardship

*Professor Jayarani Raju
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022)

Languages and Literature

Associate Professor Roman Roth
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022)

Management Studies

Associate Professor Suki Goodman
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022)

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor Haris Charalampos Skokos
(1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020)

Mechanical Engineering

*Professor Genevieve Langdon
(1 January 2013 to 31 December 2022)

Medicine

*Professor Ntobeko Ntusi
(Permanent)

Molecular and Cell Biology

Professor Janet Hapgood
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021)

Music, South African College of

*Professor Rebekka Sandmeier
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

*Professor Lynnette Ann Denny
(Permanent)

Oceanography

*Professor Isabelle Ansorge
(1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020)

Paediatrics and Child Health

 

*Professor Andrew Argent
(1 November 2017 to 31 October 2020)

Pathology

Professor Rajkumar Ramesar
(1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022)

Philosophy

*Professor Bernard Weiss
(1 July 2018 to 30 September 2021)

Physics

*Professor Andy Buffler
(1 July 2012 to 30 December 2021)

Political Studies

Associate Professor Thiven Reddy
(17 September 2018 to 16 September 2021)

Private Law

*Professor Mohamed Paleker
(1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021)

Psychiatry and Mental Health

*Professor Dan Joseph Stein
(Permanent)

Psychology

Associate Professor Kevin Thomas
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

Public Health and Family Medicine

*Professor Benjamin Myer
(1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022)

Public Law

*Professor Pierre De Vos
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021)

Radiation Medicine

*Professor Jeannette Parkes
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020)

Religious Studies

*Professor Franklin-Kennedy Asonzeh Ukah
(1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022)

Social Development

Associate Professor Ndangwa Noyoo
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020)

Sociology

Vacant

Statistical Sciences

Associate Professor Francesca Little
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022)

Surgery

*Professor Anthony Graham Fieggen
(1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021)

Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies

Vacant

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

12 members elected by the academic staff

(1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020)

3 vacancies

Dr Kasturi Behari-Leak

Dr David Erwin

Mr Ernesto Ismail

Associate Professor Manya Mooya

Mr Jacques André Rosseau

Dr Corrinne Shaw

Dr Sumarie Roodt

Ms Tando Ntunja

Associate Professor Maureen Tanner

   

4 members elected by the Professional, Administrative, Support & Service (PASS) Staff

(1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020)

1 vacancy

Ms Naziema Jappie

Mr Shai Makgoba

Ms Andrea Plos

   

6 students appointed by the SRC

 

 

Lance-Selae August

Wandile Kasibe

Rebeng Maine

Asemahle Ntumntum

Jamie-Lee Thomas

Aviwe Vilane

   

2 members of Council

Elected by Council

(1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020)

Ms Rahmat Omar

Ms Sheila Barsel

Up to 35 co-opted Members 

List 1:

Co-opted Ex Officio (7)

Director: Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Director: Extra Mural Studies


Executive Director: Student Affairs


Executive Director: University Libraries

 

 

Professor Laura Czerniewicz
(1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020)

Ms Medeé Rall
(Permanent)

Dr Moonira Khan
(Permanent)

Ms Ujala Sutgoor
(Permanent)

   

List 2:

Co-opted under the provision of the Statute allowing for co-option that allows for greater diversity in the Senate (26)

(1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020)

 

 
 

Associate Professor Tracy Lee Gutuza

Associate Professor Waheeda Amien

Associate Professor Abongwe Bangeni

Associate Professor Lydia Cairncross

Dr Shari Daya

Dr Reuben Govender

Associate Professor David Jacobs

Associate Professor Malcolm Keswell

Associate Professor Nomusa Makhubu

Dr Frank Matose

Associate Professor Amit Mishra

Associate Professor Greg Petro

Dr Deena Pillay

Mr Thando Tsotsobe

Associate Professor Abimbola Windapo

Dr Zintombizethu Matebeni

Dr Cecil Saziso Mlatsheni

Professors
Total as of 21 January 2020: 270
(With the year of professorial appointment)

Rebecca Rogers Ackermann 2018
Jane Alexander 2008
Muhammad Saalih Allie 2020
Isabelle Jane Ansorge 2019
Kurt Andre April 2006
Carolyn Ardington 2016
Andrew Charles Argent 2009
Neil Philip Armitage 2015
Lillian Melinda Artz 2019
Azeem Badroodien 2018
Jeffrey Jacob Bagraim 2012
Igor Vladilenovich Barashenkov 2001
Paul Stanley Barendse 2018
Alfred Jacobus Barnard-Naude 2012
Karen Irma Barnes 2009
Stefan Barth 2015
Adrian Bruce Charles Christopher Bassett 2011
Roger Benjamin Behrens 2020
Linda-Gail Bekker 2013
Tunde Belle-Ochende 2016
David Benatar 2007
Toma Berlanda 2015
Hans-Dieter Beushausen 2017
Deon Bezuidenhout 2020
Haroon Ismail Bhorat 2007
Nicholas Budeo Biekpe 2012
Anthony Henry Black 2008
Jonathan Blackburn 2008
Marc Blockman 2017
Edward Sidney Boje 2013
Floretta Avril Boonzaier 2019
Andrew Marc Boulle 2017
Susan Ann Bourne 2008
Adrian John Brink 2019
Frank Brombacher 2000
Irwin Thomas Brown 2011
Andrew Buffler 2014
Justine Claire Burns 2016
Anthony Michael Butler 2012
Robert Greig Cameron 2004
Keith Stone Cattell 2010
Kelly Chibale 2007
Wallace Mankhwala Gwaza Chigona 2015
Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan 2003
Shadreck Chirikure 2018
Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa 2012
Horman Chitonge 2020
Francois Jakobus Cilliers 2018
Michael Christian Claeys 2010
Brandon Ian Collier-Reed 2019
Malcolm Robert Collins 2013
Marc Irwin Combrinck 2011
Imraan Coovadia 2016
Michael Denis Cramer 2019
Laura Czerniewicz 2019
Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie 2017
Collet Dandara 2016
Alan Davidson 2018
Francois Servaas De Kock 2020
Pierre Francois de Vos 2009
Petrus de Vries 2012
David Alan Deglon 2011
Lynette Ann Denny 2006
Andrea Deumert 2016
Keertan Unkha Jairan Dheda 2012
Kirsten Ann Mary Donald 2020
Tania Douglas 2013
Robert Neil Dunn 2012
Peter Klaus Dunsby 2007
Silke Dyer 2014
Lawrence James Edwards 2013
Timothy John Egan 2006
Brian Stephen Eley 2016
Anton Gabriel Fagan 2006
Johannes Jacobus Fagan 2002
Jill Margaret Farrant 2005
Loretta Annalise Feris 2012
Anthony Graeme Fieggen 2008
Anthony Aaron Figaji 2012
Mark Jay Fleishman 2012
Jack Calvin Fletcher 2006
Komla Agbenyo Folly 2016
Thomas Franz 2018
James Edward Gain 2018
Roshan Galvaan 2018
Harry Oludare Garuba 2019
Lucy Jennifer Gilson 2008
Clive Maurice Gray 2011
Lesley Joan Fordred Green 2019
Lukasz Jaroslaw Grzybowski 2019
Ralph Hamann 2014
Joan Helene Hambidge 2003
Carolyn Anne Hamilton 2008
Janet Patricia Hapgood 2007
Christopher Harris 2008
Susan Therese Largier Harrison 1999
Mark Hatherill 2017
Adam Haupt 2018
Jeannine Mariette Heckmann 2020
Terry Albert Hedderson 2006
Bruce Charles Hewitson 2005
John Anthony Higgins 2002
Alan Hirsch 2013
Michael Timm Hoffman 2001
Hendrik Pienaar Hofmeyr 2010
Nicola Illing 2011
Stephen Charles Inggs 2013
Faizil Abdool Karrim Ismail 2019
Muazzam Jacobs 2016
George Janelidze 2004
Thomas Harold Jarrett 2012
Mohammed Fareed Jeebhay 2010
Eduard Gideon Jonas 2019
John Joska 2018
Harsha Kathard 2016
Arieh Katz 2013
Mohamed Azeem Khan 2018
Nonhlanhla Khumalo 2017
Sharon Rose Kleintjes 2018
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
Estelle Victoria Lambert 2005
Michael Ian Lambert 2010
Genevieve Sarah Langdon 2014
Rochelle le Roux 2011
Virna Drucille Leaner 2017
Sandrine Lecour 2017
Murray Victor Leibbrandt 2000
Alison Emslie Lewis 2007
Leslie London 2005
Theresa Lorenzo 2016
Vernon Louw 2018
Kathleen Margaret Luckett 2020
John Manuel da Silva Luiz 2011
Christopher Alan Lund 2015
Gary Maartens 2004
Aubrey Njema Mainza 2016
Arnaud George Malan 2014
Rashida Manjoo 2015
Lorna Jean Martin 2004
Shanaz Mathews 2018
Mignon Irene McCulloch 2020
Helen McIlleron 2017
Ernesta Maria Meintjes 2015
Graeme Ayton Meintjes 2016
Peter Nicholas Meissner 2008
Marc Irwin Mendelson 2015
Thomas Andreas Meyer 2015
Valerie Mizrahi 2011
Klaus Peter Moller 2009
Jennifer Rose Moodley 2017
Brenda Morrow 2017
Hanri Mostert 2008
Thomas Moultrie 2015
Pilate Moyo 2013
Abraham Muthama Muasya 2020
Edwin Muchapondwa 2016
Nicola Jane Mulder 2015
Elsie Maria Muller 2017
Karin Saskia Murris 2017
Jeffrey Murugan 2020
Benjamin Landon Myer 2015
Kevin Jonathan Naidoo 2011
Nicoli Jean Nattrass 1999
Tjakie Naudé 2009
Pradeep Harkison Navsaria 2015
Caroline Ncube 2011
Deon Nel 2020
Mark George New 2011
Andrew Nicol 2017
Mark Patrick Nicol 2008
Eftychia Nikolaidou 2019
Mpiko Ntsekhe 2013
Ntobeko Ayanda Bubele Ntusi 2016
Alp Numanoglu 2013
Francis Beng Nyamnjoh 2009
Mannus Justin O’Riain 2014
Ikechi Gareth Okpechi 2018
Sophie Oldfield 2015
Mohamed Paleker 2020
Jeannette Denise Parkes 2016
Alexander Ross Paterson 2013
Jayendran Pather 2020
Nigel Penn 2012
André Peshier 2010
Joachim Petersen 2016
Rosina Mamokgethi Phakeng 2017
Edgar Arther Pieterse 2008
Patrizio Piraino 2020
Sharon Prince 2016
Jayarani Raju 2018
Rajkumar Ramesar 2000
Elelwani Ramugondo 2018
Maano Freddy Ramutsindela 2015
Vimal Ranchhod 2018
Chris James Charles Reason 2006
Batmanathan Dayanand Reddy 1989
Stephen John Young Reid 2010
Ulrike Karin Rivett 2016
Donald Alan Ross 2001
Fiona Chiswell Ross 2013
Michael John Rossi 2007
Hannah-Andrea Rother 2018
Pieter Gerhardus Rousseau 2015
Peter Geoffrey Ryan 2014
Edward Peter Rybicki 2003
Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Distinguished) 1986
Rebekka Sandmeier 2016
Anton Schlechter 2016
Pamela Jane Schwikkard 2001
Thomas Jens Scriba 2019
Judith Clare Sealy 2007
Jeremy Fraser Seekings 2003
Patrick Semple 2014
Marjanne Senekal 2017
Alison Victoria September 2018
Lisa Florence Seymour 2020
Suellen Butler Shay 2019
Robert William John Simmonds 2015
Phillipa Ann Skotnes 1999
Karen Sliwa-Hahnle 2010
Deirdre Smythe 2015
Mark Leonard Solms 2002
Catherine Wendy Nest Spearman 2019
Claire Spottiswoode 2016
Dan Joseph Stein 2005
Edward David Sturrock 2008
Hussein Suleman 2020
Justus Lodulph Christiaan Swanevelder 2012
Andrew Russel Taylor 2014
Abdulkader Ismail Tayob 1999
Colin Getty Tredoux 2008
Franklin-Kennedy Asonzeh Ukah 2020
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 van Steen 2002
Cornelius Peter van Walbeek 2015
Maria Johanna Wilhelmina Antoinette Vanderschuren 2019
Mehmood Shahid Essop Vawda 2017
Martine Maria Christina Visser 2015
Harro von Blottnitz 2013
Lee Alan Wallis 2012
Catherine Louise Ward 2018
David Wardle 2006
Digby Francis Warner 2019
Hermanus Jacobus Wasserman 2014
Vanessa Jane Watson 2003
Bernhard Weiss 2011
Bernhard Weiss 2011
Amanda Weltman 2020
Anna-Lise Williamson 2005
Carolyn Williamson 2010
Joanne Wilmshurst 2014
Harald Ernst Winkler 2011
Martin Werner Wittenberg 2012
Ambroise Wonkam 2016
Patrick Alan Woudt 2016
Rachel Paula Wynberg 2020
Sandra Michele Young 2020
Heather Joy Zar 2008
Peter Zilla 2000
Alphose Zingoni 2003
Liesl Joanna Zühlke 2020
Marcus Henricus Petrus Zuidgeest 2019

 

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Office of the Registrar

Updated: 27 January 2020

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