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UNIVEN Official Page, 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.

Vision

The University of Venda aspires to be at the centre of tertiary education for rural and regional development in Southern Africa.

Mission

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.

Values

QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
Strive for the highest standards as benchmarked with and evaluated by peers.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Commitment to good and responsible use of human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us to deliver on and be answerable to our mandate.

TRANSPARENCY
Openness to public scrutiny of our actions, processes and use of our resources.

INTEGRITY
Consistently espousing and practising honesty, truth and freedom in all we do.

RESPECT
Treating all stakeholders with civility and dignity.

DIVERSITY
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.

UBUNTU
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
Email: ainamensa.mchau@univen.ac.za


School of Education, Dr. M P Mulaudzi
Tel: +27 15 962 8318 / 8502
Email: peter.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za


School of Environmental Sciences, Prof. J O Odiyo
Tel: +27 15 962 8513 / 8511
Email: john.odiyo@univen.ac.za


School of Health Sciences, Prof. L B Khoza
Tel: +27 15 962 8114 / 8510
Email: base.khoza@univen.ac.za


School of Human and Social Sciences, Prof. M A Makgopa
Tel: +27 15 962 8309 / 8115
Email: Mokgale.Makgopa@univen.ac.za


School of Law, Mrs A Lansink
Tel: +27 15 962 8311 / 8512
Email: lansinka@univen.ac.za


School of Management Sciences, Prof. A Kadyamatimba
Tel: +27 15 962 8706 / 8707
Email: Armstrong.Kadyamatimba@univen.ac.za


School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Prof. N Potgieter
Tel: +27 15 962 8107 / 8317
Email: natasha.potgieter@univen.ac.za



Senate

SectionExecutive ManagementPhoneEmail
Chancellor HonourableMr Kgalema Motlanthe
Chairperson of CouncilMr Serobi Maja
Vice-Chancellor and Principal+27 15 962 8316 / 8100
Deputy Vice Chancellor AcademicProf JE Crafford+27 15 962 8503 / 8308Jan.Crafford@univen.ac.za
Deputy Vice Chancellor OperationsDr RL Martin+27 15 962 8105 / 8501 dvc.operations@univen.ac.za
University RegistrarProf AE Nesamvuni+27 15 962 8500 / 8109 registrar@univen.ac.za
SchoolsDeanPhoneEmail
AgricultureProf GRA Mchau+27 15 962 8310 / 8110 amchau@univen.ac.za
EducationDr MP Mulaudzi+27 15 962 8318 / 8502peter.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
Environmental SciencesProf JO Odiyo+27 15 962 8513 / 8511john.odiyo@univen.ac.za
Health SciencesProf LB Khoza+27 15 962 8114 / 8510base.khoza@univen.ac.za
Human and Social SciencesProf MA Makgopa+27 15 962 8309 / 8115Mokgale.Makgopa@univen.ac.za
LawMs A Lansink+27 15 962 8311 / 8512lansinka@univen.ac.za
Management SciencesProf A Kadyamatimba+27 15 962 8706 / 8707Armstrong.Kadyamatimba@univen.ac.za
Mathematical and Natural Sciences Prof N Potgieter+27 15 962 8107 / 8317 natasha.potgieter@univen.ac.za
RepresentativePhoneEmail
 Prof. K.G. Setswe
 Mr M.P. Molapo
DepartmentDirectorPhoneEmail
Centre for Higher Education Teaching and LearningDr HN Mutshaeni (Acting)+27 15 962 8650 / 8341fhumulani.mutshaeni@univen.ac.za
Communications and MarketingMr TV Dzaga – APR +27 15 962 8670 / 8112takalani.dzaga@univen.ac.za
Community EngagementProf VO Netshandama+27 15 962 8236 / 8470vhonani.netshandama@univen.ac.za
Facilities ManagementMr M Lamola+27 15 962 8312 / 8111malose.lamola@univen.ac.za
FinanceMs NR Mgobo+27 15 962 8113 / 8322rose.mgobo@univen.ac.za
Human ResourcesMr TJ Manenzhe+27 15 962 8103 / 8508tshililo.manenzhe@univen.ac.za
Information Technology ServicesMr NT Ratshitanga (Acting)+27 15 962 8320 / 8102nkhumbuleni.ratshitanga@univen.ac.za
International RelationsVacant+27 15 962 8409 / 8546IRO@univen.ac.za
Institutional Planning and Quality AssuranceProf TD Ngobeli+27 15 962 8765 / 8515thina.ngobeli@univen.ac.za
Legal ServicesMr EN Lambani+27 15 962 8505 / 8315edward.lambani@univen.ac.za
Library ServicesMs M Mulaudzi +27 15 962 8314 / 8106mushoni.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
Research and InnovationProf G Ekosse+27 15 962 8313 / 8504Georges-Ivo.Ekosse@univen.ac.za
Student Affairsvacant+27 15 962 8319 / 8506
Protection ServicesMr A Mukheli+27 15 962 8675 / 8762 azwidowi.mukheli@univen.ac.za

Contact The University of Venda

University of Venda

University Road

GPS Coordinates: Latitude -22,9757 / Longitude 30,4444

Thohoyandou, Limpopo, 0950

Postal Address

Private Bag X5050
Thohoyandou, Limpopo, 0950

Telephone: +27 15 962 8000

Email: info@univen.ac.za


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: admissions@univen.ac.za or seth.ugoda@univen.ac.zaor thizwilondi.nefale@univen.ac.za

ENQUIRIES ABOUT FINANCIAL AID:
Contact Tel +2715962 8421 / 8665 or Email: lindelani.sinthumule@univen.ac.za or patricia.mashau@univen.ac.za

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STUDENT ACCOMMODATION: 
Tel: 015 962 8164 / 8380 / 9222 Email: solomon.phungo@univen.ac.zaor aluwani.fungisani@univen.ac.za

INFORMATION RELATING TO SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES AND SCHOOLS:

School of Agriculture – Tel +27 15 962 8880 Email: maboho@univen.ac.za

Environmental Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 9221 Email: prince.khakhu@univen.ac.za

School of Human & Social Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8969 Email: tshilidzi.mmbadi@univen.ac.za

School of Health Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8942 Email: mercy.mabidi@univen.ac.za

School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 881 Email: donald.dongola@univen.ac.za

School of Management Sciences – Tel +27 15 962 8869 Email: azwindini.thovhogi@univen.ac.za

School of Law – Tel +27 15 962 8948 Email: reginah.tshikomba@univen.ac.za

School of Education – Tel +27 15 962 8888 Email: gumani.tshimange@univen.ac.za

GENERAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND CAREERS EXHIBITIONS INVITATIONS:



Contact Tel +27 15 962 8339 / 9139 or Email: takalani.nyelisani@univen.ac.zaor justice.lebopa@univen.ac.za