Executive Member Team


Professor Thandwa Mthembu

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Professor Thandwa Zizwe Mthembu is an experienced academic and leader who joined the Durban University of Technology Community in October 2016 as…

Prof Gwele

Professor Nomthandazo Gwele

Deputy Vice-Chancellors: Teaching and Learning

Prof Gwele obtained her professional education and training as a nurse. She graduated from the Frere College of […]

Prof Moyo

Professor Sibusiso Moyo

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Engagement

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Engagement, Associate Director & Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics


Dr IZ Machi

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: People and Operations


Mr MR Mthethwa

Interim Chief Financial Officer


Dr R Thabede

Interim Director: Midlands Centre

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Professor Oludayo Olugbara

Executive Dean: Faculty of Accounting and Informatics

Professor Oludayo, O. Olugbara is the leader of the ICT and Society (ICTAS) Niche Research Group and the Vice Chair of Space Science Research Group at…


Professor Suren Singh

Executive Dean: Faculty of Applied Sciences

Professor Suren Singh assumed the position of lecturer in September 1997 at the former M.L. Sultan Technikon (now DUT) when research was still at its…


Dr René Smith

Executive Dean: Faculty of Arts and Design

Dr Réne Smith is a media and development researcher, scholar and speaker. She has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of…

Dean Theophilus Nethiekreethum Andrew

Professor Theo Andrew

Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

Professor Theo Andrew qualified and worked, lectured, and consulted in the field of Electrical Engineering for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the…

Prof Nokuthula Sibiya

Professor Nokuthula Sibiya

Executive Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Professor Rishi Balkaran

Executive Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences

Prof Balkaran has been a member of staff at the institution for 14 years. He served in the capacity of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer within the…



Senior Director: Policy Planning and Projects

Saleem Kharwa

Mr Saleem Kharwa

Chief Risk Officer

Saleem Kharwa is a professional accountant and joined the University in 1996 as lecturer in the Department of Accounting. He served as HOD of…


Dr VL Mthethwa

Senior Director: Human Resources


Dr D Mohale

Director: Special Projects

Dr David Mohale holds a PhD in the field of Development Studies from the University of South Africa. […]


Dr TS Pillay

Acting Registrar

Dr Pillay has served in the administration of higher education for 28 years, after serving as a high […]