The USAf Board congratulated Dr Sibongile Muthwa on her appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor-designate of Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Dr Muthwa will assume her position as a Director on the USAf Board when she takes up the reins at NMU from 1 January 2018. The Board also bade farewell to the Vice-Chancellors whose tenures will end at 31 December 2017.
These are: Professor Derrick Swartz (NMU), Professor Ihron Rensburg (UJ) and Professor Peter Mbati (UNIVEN).
New Chair and Vice-Chair
The Board expressed appreciation for Professor Adam Habib’s contribution during his two-term tenure as USAf’s Chairperson.
As he relinquishes the reins on 31 December 2017, Professor Thandwa Mthembu (DUT) will pick up the baton as Chairperson and Professor Wim de Villiers (SU) will succeed Professor Prins Nevhutalu (CPUT) as Vice-Chairperson.