UNIVEN In South Africa, The University of Venda, situated in Thohoyandou in the scenic Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established in 1982. The university has ever experienced tremendous growth and change. From its early years, staff members were drawn from various backgrounds in South Africa but by 1994 staff members were increasingly recruited from other African countries and over seas.
The presence on campus of staff from diverse backgrounds created a unique atmosphere and a fertile environment for new ideas and a capacity for change.
During this time the institution remained a traditional university that offered a full-range of courses straddling the humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences.
With the advent of democracy in 1994 and a new leadership at the helm, Univen embarked on a process of accelerated transformation. From 1995 the university shifted its focus to science and technology, resulting in the introduction of new programmes with an increase in student enrolment in the natural and applied sciences.
In 2002, the Department of Education mandated the institution to transform into a comprehensive university that offers career-focused programmes. Prior to its new mandate, Univen had already taken a step to establish some career-focused programmes with emphasis on science and technology.
During each stage of transformation the university aligned its vision and mission to the needs of the community at local, regional, national, continental and international levels. This process of transformation created significant changes in administrative governance and in the size and shape of the curriculum. It also attracted better qualified staff and resulted in improved student profile.
To date the university has established itself as a national asset through its niche on problem oriented, project based curriculum with a strength in nurturing under prepared students into nationally competitive graduates. The university has therefore become and important player in the South African higher education landscape, contributing significantly to the human resources and development needs of the country and region.
The University of Venda aspires to be at the centre of tertiary education for rural and regional development in Southern Africa.
The University of Venda, anchored on the pillars of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement, produces graduates imbued with knowledge, skills and qualifications which are locally relevant and globally competitive.
QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
Strive for the highest standards as benchmarked with and evaluated by peers.
Commitment to good and responsible use of human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us to deliver on and be answerable to our mandate.
Openness to public scrutiny of our actions, processes and use of our resources.
Consistently espousing and practising honesty, truth and freedom in all we do.
Treating all stakeholders with civility and dignity.
Recognising that diversity and excellence are mutually inclusive and using this to enhance our teaching, scholarship and community engagement.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Contributing to the best extent possible, to the intellectual, social and economic well-being of the communities we serve.
Fostering a caring, mutually supporting environment and treating individuals
with respect and dignity in the spirit of Ubuntu.
Deans of Schools
School of Agriculture, Prof. A G Mchau
Tel: +27 15 962 8310 / 8110
School of Education, Dr. M P Mulaudzi
Tel: +27 15 962 8318 / 8502
School of Environmental Sciences, Prof. J O Odiyo
Tel: +27 15 962 8513 / 8511
School of Health Sciences, Prof. L B Khoza
Tel: +27 15 962 8114 / 8510
School of Human and Social Sciences, Prof. M A Makgopa
Tel: +27 15 962 8309 / 8115
School of Law, Mrs A Lansink
Tel: +27 15 962 8311 / 8512
School of Management Sciences, Prof. A Kadyamatimba
Tel: +27 15 962 8706 / 8707
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Prof. N Potgieter
Tel: +27 15 962 8107 / 8317
|Chancellor Honourable||Mr Kgalema Motlanthe|
|Chairperson of Council||Mr Serobi Maja|
|Vice-Chancellor and Principal||+27 15 962 8316 / 8100|
|Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic||Prof JE Crafford||+27 15 962 8503 / 8308||Jan.Crafford@univen.ac.za|
|Deputy Vice Chancellor Operations||Dr RL Martin||+27 15 962 8105 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Registrar||Prof AE Nesamvuni||+27 15 962 8500 / email@example.com|
|Agriculture||Prof GRA Mchau||+27 15 962 8310 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Education||Dr MP Mulaudzi||+27 15 962 8318 / email@example.com|
|Environmental Sciences||Prof JO Odiyo||+27 15 962 8513 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health Sciences||Prof LB Khoza||+27 15 962 8114 / email@example.com|
|Human and Social Sciences||Prof MA Makgopa||+27 15 962 8309 / 8115||Mokgale.Makgopa@univen.ac.za|
|Law||Ms A Lansink||+27 15 962 8311 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Management Sciences||Prof A Kadyamatimba||+27 15 962 8706 / 8707||Armstrong.Kadyamatimba@univen.ac.za|
|Mathematical and Natural Sciences||Prof N Potgieter||+27 15 962 8107 / email@example.com|
|Prof. K.G. Setswe|
|Mr M.P. Molapo|
|Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning||Dr HN Mutshaeni (Acting)||+27 15 962 8650 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communications and Marketing||Mr TV Dzaga – APR||+27 15 962 8670 / email@example.com|
|Community Engagement||Prof VO Netshandama||+27 15 962 8236 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facilities Management||Mr M Lamola||+27 15 962 8312 / email@example.com|
|Finance||Ms NR Mgobo||+27 15 962 8113 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Human Resources||Mr TJ Manenzhe||+27 15 962 8103 / email@example.com|
|Information Technology Services||Mr NT Ratshitanga (Acting)||+27 15 962 8320 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|International Relations||Vacant||+27 15 962 8409 / 8546||IRO@univen.ac.za|
|Institutional Planning and Quality Assurance||Prof TD Ngobeli||+27 15 962 8765 / email@example.com|
|Legal Services||Mr EN Lambani||+27 15 962 8505 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library Services||Ms M Mulaudzi||+27 15 962 8314 / email@example.com|
|Research and Innovation||Prof G Ekosse||+27 15 962 8313 / 8504||Georges-Ivo.Ekosse@univen.ac.za|
|Student Affairs||vacant||+27 15 962 8319 / 8506|
|Protection Services||Mr A Mukheli||+27 15 962 8675 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
Contact The University of Venda
University of Venda
GPS Coordinates: Latitude -22,9757 / Longitude 30,4444
Thohoyandou, Limpopo, 0950
Private Bag X5050
Thohoyandou, Limpopo, 0950
Telephone: +27 15 962 8000
ALL OTHER GENERAL ENQUIRIES: SWITCH-BOARD:
Tel: +27 15 962 8000
ALL APPLICATION ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO STUDENT ADMINISTRATION:
Tel: +2715 962 8882 / +2715 962 8953 / +2715 962 8954 / +2715 962 8983.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
ENQUIRIES ABOUT FINANCIAL AID:
Contact Tel +2715962 8421 / 8665 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ENQUIRIES ABOUT STUDENT ACCOMMODATION:
Tel: 015 962 8164 / 8380 / 9222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
INFORMATION RELATING TO SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES AND SCHOOLS:
School of Agriculture – Tel +27 15 962 8880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 9221 Email: email@example.com
School of Human & Social Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8969 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Health Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8942 Email: email@example.com
School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 881 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Management Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8869 Email: email@example.com
School of Law – Tel +27 15 962 8948 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Education – Tel +27 15 962 8888 Email: email@example.com
GENERAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND CAREERS EXHIBITIONS INVITATIONS:
Contact Tel +27 15 962 8339 / 9139 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com