Wits Faculty Of Science, One of the leading science faculties in South Africa, our mission is to create, disseminate and apply scientific knowledge towards advancement and development.
Study programmes in the Faculty of Science span the mathematical, physical, biological and earth sciences and range from the fundamental to the more applied, and from the theoretical to the experimental.
We want to be the science faculty of choice for students who value a comprehensive and life-enriching science education, for staff pursuing excellence and innovation in research and teaching, and for individuals and organisations seeking partnerships with leading scientists.
Come join our community of excellence and achievement and take your place in shaping the future.
The vision of the Faculty of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is to be the science faculty of choice on the African continent for
- students and alumni who value a comprehensive and life-enriching science education,
- faculty and staff members pursuing excellence and innovation in teaching, service and research in a diverse environment.
- individuals and organizations seeking partnerships with the scientific and technological community.
It is our mission to create, disseminate, and apply scientific knowledge. We innovate and excel in teaching and research so as to advance the goals of the University and the development of society.
The Faculty of Science proudly offers cutting-edge undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to students across diverse subject areas.
Programmes are designed to give Wits students the tools to pursue careers at the highest levels in experimental, theoretical, computational and applied sciences.
The Faculty is known for providing exciting opportunities for innovative research, thanks to collaboration between schools and a variety of multi-disciplinary research centres including the Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, the Rock Art Research Institute, the University’s Institute for the Study of the Environment and the Climatology Research Group.
Science graduates of the University of the Witwatersrand are able to enter a variety of industries and sectors in South Africa and overseas, including Mathematical Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Nuclear Sciences, Astrophysics and Astronomy and many others.
For admissions information, entrance requirements and details on how to apply to Wits, please click here.
The Faculty of Science is committed to producing highly qualified graduate students and research of international standard reported in the leading peer-reviewed literature. The Faculty comprises some 240 full time academic staff, about 175 support staff and some 5 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in nine Schools clustered in four groupings; the Mathematical Sciences, the Physical Sciences, the Earth Sciences and the Biological Sciences. We host a number of SARChI chairs and A rated academics in the Faculty.
The Faculty is a research-active Faculty. Our acknowledged strengths in research include Materials Sciences and Solid State Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Mining Geology, Theoretical Physics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution & Behavioural Ecology, Geophysics, and Palaeontology and Archaeology.
In several of these disciplines we rank amongst the top 1% of institutions world-wide based on the impact of our research as determined by a citation analysis.
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The Faculty of Science is housed in the new Mathematical Sciences Building on West Campus. The Building also houses the School of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM), School of Computer Science, School of Statistics and Actuarial Science (SSAS), School of Mathematics, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CoE-MaSS) and Centre for Mathematical and Computational Sciences (CMACS).
|Prof. Rob Veale||(011)7176012||Acting Executive Dean||Rob.Veale@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. David Mycock||(011) 7176427||Deputy Dean and Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Affairs||David.Mycock@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Liz Brenner||(011) 7176333||Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning||Liz.Brenner@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Dave Billing||(011) 717 6759||Assistant Dean: Knowledge and Information Management; Infrastructure and Operations||Dave.Billing@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Kevin Balkwill||(011) 7176468||Assistant Dean: Staff Development||Kevin.Balkwill@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Charles De Koning||(011) 7176724||Assistant Dean: Research||Charles.DeKoning@wits.ac.za|
|Ms. Anna Kaduma-Gumbie||(011) 7172685||Assistant Dean: Quality Assurance||Anna.Kadumagumbie@wits.ac.za|
|Dr. Ida Risenga||(011) 7176436||Assistant Dean: Transformation||Ida.Risenga@wits.ac.za|
|Mrs Rayline Karim||(011) 7176012||Dean’s Executive Secretary||Rayline.Karim@wits.ac.za|
|Ms Evelyn Tshazibana||(011) 7176023||Faculty Messenger||Evelyn.Tshazibana@wits.ac.za|
|Manfred Molomo||(011) 7176010||Financial and Business Manager||Manfred.Molomo@wits.ac.za|
|Niethia Naidoo||(011) 7176022||Faculty Accountant||Niethia.Naidoo@wits.ac.za|
|Charmaine Sunker||(011) 7176024||Project Accountant||Charmaine.Sunker@wits.ac.za|
|Belinda Harry||(011) 7176020||Procurement Officer||Belinda.Harry@wits.ac.za|
|Angel Kubheka||(011) 7176018||Financial Administrative Assistant||Angel.Kubheka@wit.ac.za|
|Yoosuf Hassim||(011) 7171434||Human Resources Manager||Yoosuf.Hassim@wits.ac.za|
|Zandi Mbaleki||(011) 7171432||Senior Human Resources Officer||Zandi.Mbaleki@wits.ac.za|
|Thato Tlhabanyane||(011) 7171423||Senior Human Resources Officer||Thato.Tlhabanyane@wits.ac.za|
|Refilwe Setuki||(011) 7171437||Human Resources Officer||Refilwe.Setuki@wits.ac.za|
|Mannoi Ramabolu||(011) 7171435||Human Resources Administrative Officer||Ramabolu.Mannoi@wits.ac.za|
|René Vosloo||(011) 7176006||Faculty Registrar||Rene.Vosloo@wits.ac.za|
|Bridget Marvis||(011) 7176013||Administrative Secretary||Bridget.Marvis@wits.ac.za|
|Nadia Smith||(011) 7176007||Senior Faculty Officer (UG)||Nadia.Smith@wits.ac.za|
|Mpumi Mnqapu||(011) 7176021||Senior Faculty Officer (PG)||Mpumi.Mnqapu1@wits.ac.za|
|Neliswa Sithole||(011) 7176014||Administrative Assistant (Reception)||Neliswa.Sithole@wits.ac.za|
|Louise Du Plooy||(011) 7176004||Senior Faculty Officer (PG)||Louise.DuPlooy@wits.ac.za|
|Leeshia Roopnarain||(011) 7176002||Senior Faculty Officer (PG)||Leeshia.Roopnarain@wits.ac.za|
|Mfundo Thela||(011) 7176005||Faculty Officer (UG)||Mfundo.Thela@wits.ac.za|
|Nokwazi Maseko||(011) 7176003||Faculty Officer (UG)||Nokwazi.Maseko@wits.ac.za|
|Heads of School|
|Prof. Frances Duncan||(011) 7176422||Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences||Frances.Duncan@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Dean Brady||(011) 7176745||Chemistry||Dean.Brady@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Joel Moitsheki||(011) 717 6133||School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics||Raseelo.Moitsheki@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Roger Gibson||(011) 7176553||Geosciences||Roger.Gibson@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Chris Curtis||(011) 7176505||Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies||Christopher.Curtis@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Betsie Jonck||(011) 7176210||Mathematics||Betsie.Jonck@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Yasien Sayed||(011) 7176350||Molecular and Cell Biology||Yasien.Sayed@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Joao Rodrigues||(011) 7176837||Physics||Joao.Rodrigues@wits.ac.za|
|Prof. Stephen Jurisich||(011) 7176270||Statistics and Actuarial Science||Stephen.Jurisich@wits.ac.za|
|Science Teaching and Learning Centre|
|Prof. Ann Cameron||(011) 7176034||STLC||Ann.Cameron@wits.ac.za|