Govan Mbeki Research



The Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) was established through the amalgamation of the earlier office of the Dean of Research and the former Govan Mbeki Research Resource Centre (GMRRC). The Centre acts as a service to staff on all research and Research and Development related matters across all campuses and administers the University’s research budget. It stimulates, promotes and builds research capacity among staff and post graduate students and works in collaboration with donors and national and international research bodies. The Centre also develops - and monitors the implementation of - the University’s research, postgraduate and research ethics policies.

The Directorate of Post-Graduate Studies is located within the GMRDC and is responsible for the promotion, development and implementation of post-graduate teaching, services and activities across all campuses. Its main physical base is on the East London campus within the Research and Post-Graduate Centre at 4 Hill Street. Members of staff: Dean of Research: Prof P D Gqola, BA, BA Hons (UCT), MA (Warwick), MA (UCT), PhD (Ludwig-Maxmilians) Research Manager: Mrs T Chikungwa-Everson B Soc Sci , (UFH) B Soc Sci Hons (UFH), M Com (UFH) Senior Researcher: Statistical Support: Dr S Mishi: B Com - Cum Laude (UFH); B Com Hons. - Cum Laude (UFH); M.Com (UFH), PhD (Economics, UFH) Director of Post-Graduate Studies: Dr Mamadi Matlhako, BA (University of the North), MA (Emory University), PhD (Emory University) Post-Graduate Studies Manager: Mr W Awusi, B Com (UFH), B Com Hons (UFH) Post-Graduate Administrator Ms z Jacobs, B Soc Sci (Psychogy) UFH, B Soc Sci Hons (UFH), MA (UFH) Financial Administrator: Ms K Makoboka, Junior Accountant Career Diploma (Academy of Learning Business College), Diploma (The Financial Management Institute of S.A – FMISA) Senior Administrator Ms M Flanegan Ethics & IP Administrator: Ms V Ngwevu, B Com (UFH), B Com Hons (UFH), MA (UFH) NRF Sponsored Administrators: Ms J Fortuin Ms M Menziwa, N6 Certificate East London College GMRDC Administrator: Mr N Mjeza BA (UFH), BA Hons (UFH) 221 IP & Innovation Manager: Mr F Matongo, BSc (UFH); BSc Hons (UFH); MSc (UFH) Innovation & Intellectual Property Officer: Ms F Makoto, BSC (UJ), Intellectual Property Law Cert. (UNISA), M Intellectual Property (AU) Intellectual Property Administrator: Mrs N. Mapekula, BSC (WSU) Contact Details: Alice: University of Fort Hare Private Bag X1314 Alice 5700 Telephone: +27 (0) 40 602 2440/2319 Facsimile: +27 (0) 40 602 2319 Email: East London: University of Fort Hare 4 Hill Street East London 5200 Telephone: +27 (0) 43 704 7509/7511