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Mr  Dave Jenkings
Mr Dave Jenkings
Position: Director: Learning Development (LD)
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni, Ground Floor, Room17
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2796
Email: dave.jenkings@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons, HDE (UCT), NHD (Ed Man) (PET), BSc Hons (UNISA), MEd (Ed Psych) (Zululand)
Responsibilities: To manage and co-ordinate the range of programmes in the Learning Development Cluster

Sharon Jean Ruffer
Ms Sharon Ruffer
Position: Secretary
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, Ground floor, 0017A
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4718
Email: sharon.ruffer@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Commercial Diploma (KWT)
Responsibilities: Admin and secretarial duties.

Selwyn Milborrow
Mr Selwyn Milborrow
Position: Admin Officer
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, Ground floor, 0017A
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2918
Email: selwyn.milborrow@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Gen (Cum Laude)
Responsibilities: Admin duties and Information Technology (websites, social media) support.

Andrea Watson
Ms Andrea Watson
Position: Senior Researcher: Student Success
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, ground floor- Room 17
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2933
Email: andrea.watson@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA(Hons), MA (Research Psychology)
Responsibilities: Facilitate and undertake research which will enhance and promote student success strategies for programmes presented by the Learning Development Cluster.

Caroline Davies
Ms Caroline Davies
Position: Senior Researcher:Student Success
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, ground floor - Room 17
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4233
Email: caroline.davies@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA(Hons) Cum Laude, MA (Research Psychology)
Responsibilities: Facilitate and undertake research which will enhance and promote student success strategies for programmes presented by the Learning Development Cluster.

Terry-Anne Jones
Ms Terry-Anne Jones
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni, Ground Floor
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4623
Email: terry-anne.jones@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BPsych (UPE), BAHons (Psychology)(UPE), MA Psychology(Rhodes), MA (Industrial Relations)(NMMU)
Responsibilities: Student Success Coach – Faculty of Arts

Elizabeth Oakes
Mrs Elizabeth Oakes
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, Ground Floor, Room 090G23
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2047
Email: elizabeth.oakes@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist, MA (Couns), BA(Hons), BA
Responsibilities: Success coaching for Business and Economic Sciences students.

Gino Fransman
Mr Gino Fransman
Position: Project Leader Open Education Influencers Academic Literacies Professional
Department: Learning Development
Room: Room number: 015
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: 041 504 2729
Email: Gino.Fransman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA Culture and Identity / B (Hons) Media Studies/ BA
Responsibilities: Academic Literacies Writing Support and Development: students and staff Coordinating writing respondent team Training Project Lead for OpenEdInfluencers Advocacy for Open/ Content creation/ team management

Ms Linda Mostert
Ms Linda Mostert
Position: Academic Literacies Practitioner
Department: Learning Development
Room: Music Building, Lower Ground, Room 12
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2686
Email: Linda.Mostert@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (English), BA Honours, BA, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
Responsibilities: Developing the learning and teaching of academic writing among staff and students.

Andile Mhlahlo
Mr Andile Mhlahlo
Position: Academic Literacies Practitioner
Department: Learning Development
Room: Room number - 0222
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 1275
Email: Andile.Mhlahlo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Anthropology of Public Policy and Development) Rhodes University PG Dip (Monitoring and Evaluation Methods) Stellenbosch University M Phil (Community and Development) Stellenbosch University BA Honours (Development Studies) University of Western Cape B Soc Sc (Sociology) University of Cape Town Dip (Business Management) Varsity College Cert (Project Management) University of Cape Town
Responsibilities: To facilitate writing competencies amongst students and staff at the Mandela University. To present specialist lectures/workshops on different aspects of academic writing. To liaise closely with lecturers regarding the writing competency skills required for specific disciplines.

Mr Francisco de Vega
Mr Francisco de Vega
Position: Learning Developer: Learning & Teaching Collab
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room number: 112, R-Block
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3241
Email: francisco.devega@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology
Responsibilities: Coordinate, develop, implement, and evaluate student academic development programmes, and peer collaborative student support. Advise and support academic staff regarding sound academic development principles in order to enhance student learning. Consult and develop ongoing broad learning internal partnerships towards student success. peer collaborative student support, across campuses within specific faculties/programmes and in collaboration with internal and/or external stakeholders.

Ms Ronelle Plaatjes
Ms Ronelle Plaatjes
Position: Senior Learning Developer – “Your Story Matters”: Learning & Teaching Collab
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room number: 110, R-Block
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 9055
Email: ronelle.plaatjes@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BEd; MPhil
Responsibilities: Coordinate, develop, implement, and evaluate student academic development programmes, and peer collaborative student support. Advise and support academic staff regarding sound academic development principles in order to enhance student learning. Consult and develop ongoing broad learning internal partnerships towards student success.

Duncan
Mr Duncan Estrais
Position: First-Year Success Coordinator
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room 002 E, D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043595 / 041 504 3654
Email: duncan.estrais@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Psychology and BA Hons Psychology
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to coordinate appropriate and effective institutional wide new student success programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University.

Litemban
Mr Litemba Ndendela
Position: Public Relations Practitioner
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3654
Email: litemba.ndendela2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Public Relation Management and BTeach Public Relation Management
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to collaborate with the First Year Success Coordinator and Practitioner in the execution of appropriate and effective institution-wide First Year Success Programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed and in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University.

Zintle Magele
Ms Zintle Magele
Position: First-Year Success Practitioner
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3222
Email: zintle.magele@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Public Relation Management and BTeach Public Relation Management
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to collaborate with the First Year Success Coordinator in the execution of appropriate and effective institution-wide First Year Success Programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed and in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University

Mandy Brophy
Mrs Mandy Brophy
Position: Associate Lecturer: Academic and Life Skills Management (ALM)
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room Number: 0 -01 11 (Music Building)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1136
Email: mandy.brophy@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work
Responsibilities: Lecturing and mentoring of students in extended programmes.

Ms Ghauderen Coetzee-de Vos
Ms Ghauderen Coetzee-de Vos
Position: Associate Lecturer: Learning Development, Academic & Life Management modules (ALM)
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room number: 017, Admin Building
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 1390 / 041 504 3653
Email: ghauderen.coetzee@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UPE), HDE (UPE), Bed (Hons) (Potchefstroom University), MEd (Nelson Mandela University)
Responsibilities: Teaching of Academic and Life Skills and Academic and Professional Skills modules to 1st and 2nd-year students. Provision of holistic academic support to students, empowering them to overcome learning barriers and reach full potential.

Samantha Greeff
Ms Samantha Greeff
Position: Associate Lecturer: Student Academic Development, Academic & Life Management modules (ALM)
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room number: 111, R-Block
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 9908
Email: samantha.greeff@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Psychology and Sociology), BA Hons (Psychology), MEd
Responsibilities: Teaching of Academic and Life Skills and Academic and Professional Skills modules to first and second year students. Provision of holistic academic support to students, empowering them to overcome learning barriers and reach full potential.

Marilies Saaiman
Ms Marilies Saaiman
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Building, Ground floor Room Number: 0017
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4081
Email: marilies.saaiman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BPsych (Registered Counsellor)
Responsibilities: Coaching students through a collaborative learning experience and a one-on-one connection which actively engages the student in developing a personalized success plan.

Unathi Silo
Ms Unathi Silo
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: Embizweni Bld, Ground Floor, 0024
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4622
Email: unathi.silo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA Honours (Psychology), MA (Research Psychology) Responsibilities: Student Success Coach - Faculty of Health Sciences

Liesl Smith
Ms Liesl Smith
Position: Senior Learning Developer (Supplemental Instruction)
Department: Supplemental Instruction
Room: 10 -01 17 (Music Building)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2118
Fax: 27 41 504 9045
Email: liesl.smith@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UPE), BA Hons (UPE)
Responsibilities: Manage SI programmes, initiatives, and innovations at macro Nelson Mandela University level. Manage and coordinate the SI National Office for Southern Africa. Coordinate the SI programme in the Health Science and EBET Faculties and George Campus. Train and develop SI and Peer Collaborative Learning initiatives. Research in Supplemental Instruction, Peer Collaborative Learning and Student Academic Development initiatives.

Philip Kitching
Dr Philip Kitching
Position: Academic Developer
Department: Supplemental Instruction
Room: 10 -01 17 (Music Building, LG)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1227
Fax: 041 504 2583
Email: philip.kitching@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BPsych (Counselling), MA Psychology (Research), PhD Psychology (Research)
Responsibilities: Manage the implementation of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) programme as a key NMMU student development and retention strategy. Student and Staff Academic Development.

Zonele Mdiya
Zonele Mdiya
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: 020, Mopani Building
Location: George Campus
Phone: 044 801 5145
Email: Zonele.Mdiya@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSocSci (Psychology & Organisational Psychology); BSocSci Hons (Psychology); MSocSci (Counselling Psychology)
Responsibilities: Student Success Coach George Campus

Zintle Yokwe
Miss Zintle Yokwe
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Medical School
Room: 0116, 1st Floor, Building 527, L & O Centre
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 0415041907
Email: Zintle.Yokwe@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist, MA (Counselling Pscyhology), BPscyh (Counselling). Registered with the HPCSA as a counselling psychologist.
Responsibilities: Success coaching for students at the Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Ms Nozipho Hokonya
Nozipho Hokonya
Ms Nozipho Hokonya
Position: Student Success Coach
Department: Learning Development
Room: 0018
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2701
Email: Nozipho.Hokonya@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work (NMMU), Master of Social Work (Research) (NMMU)