Governance Structures

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WSU Council

The Council, which governs the University within the confines of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997) and University Statute as per Government Gazette No. 37235 was inducted on 1 May 2014.


The Council Members are led by the Chairpersonand former Ambassador Sheila Sisulu


Council Members - External Members

Adv TL Ngcukaitobi   Convocation Representative/Chairperson of the Council
Vacant Ministerial Appointee/Deputy Chairperson of the Council
Mr LN Capa Ministerial Appointee
Mr Holbrook Ministerial Appointee
Ms NY Tyamzashe Ministerial Appointee
Judge SM Mbenenge    Ministerial Appointee
Mr TS Zakuza Elected by Council, expertise in financial and investment matters
Vacant  Elected by Council, expertise in law
Ms FL Lamola Elected by Council, expertise in commerce and industry
Mr T Klaas Donor representative, designated by the Advancement Office
Mr MTG Matyobeni     Donor representative, designated by the Advancement Office
Mr S Puti Convocation Representative

Internal Members

Prof R Songca Councillor/ Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Prof M Binza Councillor: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research
Dr MR Krexe Councillor: Senate Representative
Dr B Nguza-Mduba Councillor: Senate Representative
Ms S Ndlazi Councillor: Non-Senate Academic Employee Representative
Dr O Nabileyo Councillor: Non-Senate Academic Employee Representative
Ms PN Mathentamo Council: Student Representative Council (President)
Mr Vuyo Langeni Council: Student Representative Council (Secretary-General)

Secretary to Council

Dr L Ntonzima Acting Registrar
Mr Magobiyane Council Secretariat

Resource Persons

Dr PS Jaca  Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Institutional Support
Mr M Mhiwatiwa  Chief Financial Officer
Prof M Davhana-Maselesele  Campus Rector: Mthatha
Dr B Nguza-Mduba Campus Rector: Butterworth (Acting)
Dr P Mpiti  Campus Rector: Komani (Acting)
Dr C Novukela Campus Rector: Buffalo City (Acting)