Heads of academic departments

Academic Development Programme

Associate Professor Ermien van Pletzen
(Permanent)

Accounting, College of

Associate Professor Ilse Lubbe
(1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025)

African Feminist Studies

*Dr Fatima Seedat
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

African Studies & Linguistics

*Dr June Catherine Bam-Hutchison
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Anaesthesia

*Professor Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder
(Permanent)

Archaeology

Dr Deano Stynder
(1 February 2022 to 31 December 2026)

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

*Professor Nancy Odendaal
(1 February 2022 to 31 December 2025)

Astronomy

*Professor Patrick Woudt
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

Biological Sciences

*Associate Professor Tony Verboom
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023)

Chemical Engineering

*Professor Aubrey Mainza
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023)

Chemistry

*Associate Professor Moegamat Anwar Jardine
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Civil Engineering

*Professor Pilate Moyo
(1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022)

Commercial Law

*Professor Caroline Ncube
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Computer Science

*Professor Hussein Suleman
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025)

Construction Economics and Management

Associate Professor Manya Mooya
(1 March 2021 to 28 February 2026)

Economics

Associate Professor Reza Che Daniels
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Education

Professor Azeem Badroodien
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023)

Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor Frederick Nicolls
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

English Literary Studies

Associate Professor Barbara-Anne Boswell
(1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023)

Environmental and Geographical Science

Associate Professor Frank Eckardt
(1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024)

Film and Media Studies

*Professor Adam Haupt
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023)

Finance and Tax

Dr Lucian Jerome Pitt
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Fine Art, School of

Associate Professor Kurt Campbell
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023)

Geological Sciences

Associate Professor Phil Janney
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025)

Graduate School of Business

Dr Catherine Duggan
(1 September 2020 to 31 August 2025)

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

*Professor Roshan Galvaan
(1 May 2022 to 31 July 2027)

Health Sciences Education

* Professor Jacqueline Marina Van Wyk
(1 February 2022 to 31 January 2027)

Historical Studies

Dr Bodhisattva Kar
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Human Biology

*Professor Sharon Prince
(1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025)

Information Systems

*Associate Professor Maureen Tanner
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Information Technology, School of

Vacant

Integrative Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor Denver Hendricks
(1 August 2021 to 31 July 2024)

Knowledge and Information Stewardship

*Professor Jayarani Raju
(1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022)

Languages and Literature, School of

Associate Professor Roman Roth
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

Management Studies, School of

Dr Siphiwe Dlamini
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor David Erwin
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025)

Mechanical Engineering

*Professor Brandon Collier-Reed
(1 March 2020 to 28 February 2025)

Medicine

*Professor Ntobeko Ntusi
(Permanent)

Molecular and Cell Biology

Associate Professor Mohamed Suhail Rafudeen
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026)

Music, South African College of

*Professor Rebekka Sandmeier
(1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022)

Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

*Professor Faizil Ismail
(Permanent)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Associate Professor Mushi Matjila
(TBC)

Oceanography

*Professor Isabelle Ansorge
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023

Paediatrics and Child Health

*Professor Rudzani Muloiwa
(Permanent)

Pathology

Professor Komala Pillay
(1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027)

Philosophy

*Professor Bernhard Weiss
(1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026)

Physics

*Associate Professor Stephen Peterson
(1 January 2022 to 30 December 2026)

Political Studies

Associate Professor Zwelethu Jolobe
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Private Law

*Professor Alfred Jacobus Barnard-Naudé
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Psychiatry and Mental Health

*Professor Dan Stein
(Permanent)

Psychology

Professor Kevin Thomas
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Associate Professor Leon Holtzhausen
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Public Health and Family Medicine

*Associate Professor Susan Cleary
(1 August 2022 to 31 July 2027)

Public Law

*Professor Pierre De Vos
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Radiation Medicine

*Professor Jeannette Parkes
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022)

Department for the Study of Religions

*Associate Professor Elisabetta Porcu
(1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027)

Social Anthropology

*Professor Susan Levine
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Social Development

Associate Professor Leon Holtzhausen
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024)

Sociology

Associate Professor Elena Moore and Associate Professor Amrita Pande
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023)

Statistical Sciences

Associate Professor Freedom Gumedze
(1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025)

Surgery

*Professor Anthony Graham Fieggen
(1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022)

Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, Centre for

Associate Professor Sara Matchett
(1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023)

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