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Prof Khehla Ndlovu

Nickname: 'SK'

Vice Principal: Strategy, Risk and Advisory

Currently resides in: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Born in Newcastle South Africa

Strong higher education sector and institutional experience in South Africa, United States and Malawi including governance, academic administration, policy development and planning;
Strong working experience with donor communities such as USAID, NORAD, the European Union, the private sector such Microsoft, Dell, Tata and Non-Governmental Organisation such as Save the Children, United Negro College Fund, African American Institute, Institute for International Education;
Strong working experience in developing funding proposals.
Broad understanding of South African education legislation and policy with emphasis on higher education;
Broad understanding of university academic administrative processes and systems, governance, and compliance function and issues;
Strategy development, policy formulation and performance management
Extensive research experience in both qualitative and quantitative studies, evaluation of trends and their impact on project design, planning and implementation;
Development of management information systems and performance monitoring indicators;
Demonstrable leadership and management which includes strategic planning expertise in government, donor agencies, and the higher education sector.
Project management, Financial and Budget management, Time management;
Bids and Proposal analysis, development and writing;
Report writing skills, Presentation skills;
Data-analysis and sampling techniques;
Computer skills;

Contact details

O: +27 12 429 2551

M: +27 83 666 1570

Web presence

Business Address

Preller St, Pretoria, South Africa, 0002

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Vice Principal: Strategy, Risk and Advisory | Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor | University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | December 2017 - present

Academia, Education and Training

To provide leadership and strategic direction to the
Strategy, Risk and Advisory Services Portfolio in accordance with relevant legislation
and in alignment with UNISA 2030 strategy.
To provide high level support on matters of strategic planning, ethics, risk and compliance and law.
To deliver results-driven, professional counsel and proposed solutions for complex problems and supports the Principal and Vice Chancellor in the performance of his / her duties on a daily and continuous basis.

Previous Position(s)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: People and Operations | Durban University of Technology
Durban, South Africa | April 2017 - November 2017

Academia, Education and Training

Working closely with the Vice Chancellor & Principal, the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s primary
purpose is to provide strategic leadership and management in specific areas of the University’s
operations. To facilitate the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan.

Deputy Vice Chancellor: Resources and Planning | Resources and Planning | Mangosuthu University of Technology
Durban, South Africa | 2011 - 2017

Academia, Education and Training

To provide strategic administrative and leadership direction of non-academic functions to support the Mangosuthu University of Technology's academic function. These include Human Resources and Development, Finance, Information Technology and Networks, Operations and Special Projects.

Strategic Advisor to the Vice Chancellor | Office of the Vice Chancellor | Tshwane University of Technology
Pretoria | 2007 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Director | HE Management Support | Department of Education
Pretoria | 2005 - 2007

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chief of Party | American Institute for Research
Washington, South Africa | 2004 - 2005

Academia, Education and Training

Senior Technical Advisor | University of Massachusetts
Amherst, United States of America | 2003 - 2004

Academia, Education and Training

Higher Education Team Leader | United States Agency for International Development
Pretoria | 1998 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

Manager: Research Services | Research Office | University of the North
Pietersburg (Polokwane), South Africa | 1996 - 1996

Academia, Education and Training

Chief Education Specialist | Department of Education
Pretoria | 1996 - 1998

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Lecturer: History and Comparative Education | University of Zululand
Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa | 1990 - 1996

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history


Isibukosezwe, eMpumalanga, South Africa (1983)


University of Zululand

Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa | 1995 - 1997

Doctor - Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Duirban, South Africa | 1992 - 1994

Master - Education

University of Zululand

Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa | 1987 - 1987

Senior Secondary

University of Zululand

Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa | 1984 - 1989

Bachelor - Education



Lifetime Fellow | Emerging Leaders Programme (Duke University and University of Cape Town (2007/08) | 2008

media exposure

Isolezwe | 2013

Kuzovuselelwa iMUT ngo-R1.8bn

USAID | 2003

Quarterly Report

TUT | 2009

TUT students can all have laptops soon

Task Team Report | 2010


Daily News | 2014

MUT embarks on growth path

Author | Restructured schools in the USA | 1996

Author | Historical educational research method | 1994

Competitive Accomplishments

Winner | Dinaledi Golf Society Monthly Trophy (August) | 2011

Winner | Dinaledi Monthly | 2008

Winner | dinaledi Monthly | 2008

Winner | Wine and Sleeve Trophy (Whiskey and Cash) | 2007

Nearest to Pin | South African Port Operations Golf Day | 2006

Second Place B Division | UGI Golf Classic | 2004

Winner B Division | BP Golf Tournament | 2004

Other Achievements

Appointments by Minister of Education/Higher Education and Training | 2001

Member of the Ministerial Committee to Review the funding framework for further education and training colleges and adult learning Centres;

Technical Working Group Member of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA)

Member of the Department of Education study tour group reviewing the provision of Vocational Education and Training teacher development in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.

Member of the Minister of Education's Working Group to establish a National Higher Education Information and Applications Service.



eThekwini Golf Club

Member, June 2014 - present

Formal golf club

South African Society for Education

Regional Chairperson, 1995 - 1995

TUT Golf Club

Member, 2007 - September 2011

TUT Golf Club

Committee Member, 2010 - September 2011

Dianaledi Golf Society

Secretary, 2008 - 2009

Dinaledi Golf Society

Member, 2007 - present

European Business Institute

Member, 1991 - 1992

Gymkhana Club

Member, 2003 - 2005

Gymkhana Club

Secretary, 2004 - 2005

National Institute for Higher Education: Northern Cape

Board Member, 2005 - 2007

National Institute for Higher Education: Mpumalanga

Board Member, 2005 - December 2014

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