MUT Vice Chancellor

MUT Vice Chancellor, the information provided below are some of details you need to know about the university’s vice chancellor

Who is Dr Duma Enoch Malaza

  • Brief profile
    • Experience in leading and managing at executive level within the South African higher education system.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver on vision and mission‐critical results at institutional level. Expert understanding of all levels of the university’s academic business from institution-wide planning to academic planning and quality assurance, with expert capability to provide institutional leadership and oversight for the University’s academic mission and support functions with cost-effective management of resources, planning and budgeting and quality performance.
    • Possesses expert knowledge of global trends shaping higher education and knowledge of the South African higher education policy landscape.

Skills Highlight

  • strong leadership capacity
  • strategic thinking
  • analytical ability
  • conceptual thinking
  • sound communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills

Core Accomplishments

  • Best student awards every year during the years at high school
  • High School prefect in the years 1974-1975
  • Matriculation with distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Fulbright scholarship for study in the United States of America
  • British Council scholarship for study in the United Kingdom
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) recognition as a promising young researcher in 1996
  • Leadership role at higher education sector level in the engagement with the National Qualifications Framework
  • Acting Vice Chancellor at the University of Transkei January 1999 to March 2000
  • Managed the preparations for the Higher Education Quality Committee pilot audit in 2005 at the University of Pretoria
  • Founding CEO of Higher Education South Africa, the peak body of the higher education sector
  • Built and maintained strategic relations for HESA at national, regional and international levels
  • Chair of the Senate Quality Promotion Committee at the Vaal University of Technology.

Previous Experience

  • Executive director: Institutional Planning & Governance, UKZN
  • Executive director: Institutional Planning & Quality Assurance, VUT
  • Director: Institutional Planning, CT
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, WSU
  • Professor and Head of Department: Applied Mathematics (University of Limpopo)

Educational qualifications/achievements & Affiliations

Educational qualifications/achievements

  • Postdoctoral research, Physics, Universite de Paris XI (ORSAY) – Paris, France (1991)
  • Postdoctoral research, Physics, University of Cape Town – Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (1987)
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University – Cambridge, England (1986)
  • 1986 Master of Science, Physics, Brown University – Rhode Island, United States of America (1983)
  • 1983 Bachelor of Science, Science, University of Fort Hare – Eastern Cape
  • 1979 Matric, Matriculation (1976), Tlakula High School, – Springs, Gauteng


  • South African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR)
  • Equity Committee of the South African Universities Vice-Chancellors’ Association (2001-2005)
  • South African Institute of Physics (1986-1998)
  • South African Mathematical Society (1989-1998)
  • Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Committee of Heads of Research and Training Organizations (COHORT) representing the Heads of organizations, including Science Councils, in higher education
  • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Board member (2006 – 2011)
  • International Association of Universities 0, Board member (2006-2008)
  • Tertiary Education Network (TENET), Board member (2006 – 2012)
  • South African Technology Network (SATN), Board member (2008 – 2011)
  • Council of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, member of Council (2008 – 2012)
  • American Council on Education’s Internationalization Network, a body that advises on international engagement by the ACE and its sister organization Higher Education for Development funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2008-2012)