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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
Mr Xola Bombela Ministerial Appointee/Deputy Chairperson of the Council
Mr Lancelort Ndumisa Capa Ministerial Appointee
Mr Les Holbrook Ministerial Appointee
Ms Nandipha Yolisa Tyamzashe Ministerial Appointee
Judge Sellby Mfanelo Mbenenge    Ministerial Appointee
Ms Noluntu Nelisa Bam Elected by Council, expertise in law
Mr Vuyani Jarana Elected by Council, expertise in financial and investment matters
Ms Fanisa Lydia Lamola Elected by Council, expertise in commerce and industry
Mr Thembelihle Klaas Donor representative, designated by the Advancement Office
Mr Mzamo Thembalomzii Glahame Matyobeni     Donor representative, designated by the Advancement Office
Mr Sandile Puti Councillor/Convocation Representative

Internal Members

Prof Rushiela Songca Vice-Chancellor & Principal: Academic Affairs and Research
Prof McGlory Speckman Councillor: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research (Acting)
Dr Mziwoxolo R Krexe Councillor: Senate Representative
Ms Bulelwa Nguza-Mduba Councillor: Senate Representative
Ms Sibongile Ndlazi Councillor: Non-Senate Academic Employee Representative
Dr Oversea Nabileyo Councillor: Non-Senate Academic Employee Representative
Ms Phelo Mathentamo Council: Student Representative Council (President)
Mr Vuyo Langeni Council: Student Representative Council (Secretary-General)

Secretary to Council

Dr Lulamile Ntonzima Acting Registrar
Mr Siboniso 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
Prof VSB Mtetwa Campus Rector: Butterworth
Prof M Speckman  Campus Rector: Komani
Prof NN Feza  Campus Rector: Buffalo City