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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Management


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 2017 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

To be advised

   

Anaesthesia

Prof Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder

HoD

Permanent

Archaeology

A/Prof Simon Hall

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

Archaeology

A/Prof Rebecca Ackermann

Acting HoD

01.04.2017 – 15.08.2017

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

Prof Timothy Egan

Acting HoD

01.04.2017 – 31.12.2017

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 Caroline Ncube

HoD

01.04.2014 - 31.03.2017

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

Prof Jane Bennett

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 - 30.06.2017

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 Richard

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

Prof Seyi Ladele Amosun

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.03.2017

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

A/Prof Lebogang Ramma

HoD

01.04.2017 – 31.03.2019

Health Sciences: Education Development Unit

Prof Harsha Kathard

Interim HoD

01.07.2015 - 31.07.2018

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 - 31.06.2017

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

01.11.2016 - Permanent

Molecular & Cell Biology

Prof Janet Hapgood

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Music, South African College of

Prof Rebekka Sandmeier

HoD

01.01.2014 - 28.02.2017

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Prof Lynette Ann Denny

HoD

Permanent

Oceanography

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

Prof Robert Cameron

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.06.2017

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 Mohamed Fareed Jeebhay

HoD

01.10.2012 - 30.09.2017

Public Law

To be advised

 

 

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

Religious Studies

Dr Andrea Brigaglia

Acting HoD

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017

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