UFH appoints new registrar

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The search for a substantive Registrar is over.  Mr Njabulo Zuma will take up the role from 7th October 2019 to join Prof Renuka Vithal (DVC-Academic Affairs) and  Prof Nokwethemba Ndlazi (DVC-Institutional Support) who joined the university in August and September 2019 respectively. The appointment of the above-mentioned executives is a huge milestone for the university because it means all senior management vacancies have been filled.  MANCO (Top 5 leadership Management Committee)   is now poised to move boldly to stabilise the university.

Mr Zuma joins the university from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) where he has served as Director of Governance and Administration in the Office of the Registrar since 2013. Previously he was Assistant Registrar at the same university. Prior to joining  UKZN, Mr Zuma worked at the Durban University of Technology as a Specialist (Examinations).  Before that, he served as Assistant Registrar (Examinations) at the then Mangosuthu Technikon.

Mr Zuma is adequately qualified for the role of Registrar.  He has a Masters in Information Studies from the University of Michigan,  an Honours in Library and Information Studies from the University of Natal, a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogics as well as  Secondary Teacher’s Diploma from the University of Zululand. 

I am excited to be at this iconic institution and by the challenge it presents. I embrace being part of the leadership that will implement the strategic vision of this great institution going forward.

In addition to his demonstrated management capabilities, he brings with him a wealth of experience in the governance, compliance and risk management functions; archives and records management; secretariat services to statutory committees; university events management(including graduations); coordination of formal academic activities and the university calendar; as well as other professional functions linked to the Registrar’s office.

We wish  Mr Zuma a long and product tenure at the University of Fort Hare.