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Nelson Mandela University wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Lebogang Hashatse as Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Institutional Support, with effect from 1 August 2018.

Mr Hashatse joined Nelson Mandela University in February 2015 as the Senior Director: Communication and Stakeholder Liaison, a portfolio responsible for directing, leading and monitoring the medium to long-term vision of the CSL division at the University.

From 2009 to January 2015, he was the Director of Communications and Marketing at Rhodes University, and a member of the Senior Administration Management. Prior to his tenure at Rhodes University, he held senior management positions in the corporate and parastatal environment.

At Nelson Mandela University, he has developed and implemented stakeholder engagement and communication strategies and partnerships that contribute to the building of the reputation and national profile of the university as the innovative, 21st century academic institution it is; leading South Africa and the continent in key fields, such as ocean sciences and the blue economy.

Mr Hashatse recently served as DVC: IS in an acting capacity. During this time, he played an important role in the implementation of Mandela University’s project to end outsourcing of support services, resulting in the reintegration of more than 800 staff into the University’s workforce. He has also been spearheading the design of business and enterprise development models as a means to manage these and other estates and facilities functions.

Mr Hashatse holds a Master’s in Media Studies from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia; a BA Honours in Media Studies, Politics and Industrial Sociology, and a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University.

Contact information
Ms Marion Murphy
Acting Human Resources Consultant
Tel: 27 41 504 3659