Management has applauded the role played by the Departments of Information Technology & Networks (IT&N), Human Resources and Development (HR&D), and Finance in ensuring that the staff salary back pay increase was paid on time. Dr Johan van Koller, the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Resources and Planning, said the leader of the project, Sanele Mngadi was very instrumental. He said the team had to do the mammoth task within a very short time.
“They had only eight days to do it after Council approval. Staff had to be paid on 28 May 2021. Council gave approval on 20 May 2021,” said Dr van Koller.
Sanele, a Business Analyst from IT&N, said this was a delicate and difficult task that needed them to be careful. “On 24 and 25 May 2021, I worked throughout the night. It was hard. This is a task that could have been done by an external company that was going to charge us R200 000,” said Sanele.
Sanele said that the University only started using the ITS system in 2021. “I learned the system on my own. I told the team – four members from Finance’s Payroll, three from HR&D – that we were going to achieve this mammoth task. They were not sure, but they gave me a chance. Everything went well,” said Sanele.
Both Dr van Koller and Sanele said there were no glitches, and there have not been any complains received.