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List of Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of South African universities


List of Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of South African universities

Location of South Africa

The following is a list of South African university chancellors and vice-chancellors. In most cases, the Chancellor is a ceremonial head, while the Vice-Chancellor is chief academic officer and chief executive.


  • Public universities 1
  • Private universities 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Public universities

University Chancellor Vice-Chancellor
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Trevor Manuel Dr Prins Nevhutalu
University of Cape Town Ms Graça Machel Dr Max Price
Central University of Technology Boet Troskie Prof. Thandwa Mthembu
Durban University of Technology Ela Gandhi Ahmed Bawa
University of Fort Hare Justice T. L Skweyiya Dr Mvuyo Tom
University of the Free State Franklin Sonn Jonathan Jansen
University of Johannesburg Prof Njabulo Ndebele Ihron Rensburg
University of KwaZulu-Natal Frene Ginwala Prof. MW Makgoba
University of Limpopo Reuel Khoza Mahlo Mokgalong
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Ms Santie Botha Professor Derrick Swartz
North-West University Leruo Molotlegi Prof. N.D. Kgwadi
University of Pretoria Wiseman Nkuhlu[1] Dr. Cheryl de la Rey[2]
Rhodes University Supreme Court President Justice Lex Mpati Dr Sizwe Mabizela
University of South Africa Judge Bernard Ngoepe Mandla S Makhanya
University of Stellenbosch Johann Rupert Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen (Acting)
Tshwane University of Technology Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Nthabiseng Ogude[3]
Vaal University of Technology Pansy Tlakula Irene Moutlana
University of Venda Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe Peter Mbati
Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science Brigalia Bam The VC position is unfilled, Lourens van Staden has been appointed as Administrator of the University
University of the Western Cape The Most Rev'd Thabo Makgoba Brian O’Connell
University of the Witwatersrand Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke Adam Habib
Mangosuthu University of Technology Lindiwe Sisulu Prof. Mashupye R. Kgaphola
University of Zululand Sibusiso Ndebele Ntomb'fikile Mazibuko

Private universities

University Chancellor Vice-Chancellor
Monash University, South Africa campus Alan Finkel Tyrone Pretorius

See also


  1. ^ Inauguration of Professor W Nkuhlu Retrieved 16 June 2010
  2. ^ Cheryl de la Rey UP's new VC Retrieved 16 June 2010
  3. ^ New TUT vice chancellor appointed Retrieved 11 August 2012
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