Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Dr Enoch Duma Malaza

Dr Malaza
Dr Malaza

MUT Council Chairperson, Mr Morailane Morailane has on behalf of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) Council welcomed the commencement of duties of Dr Enoch Duma Malaza as the new Vice-Chancellor & Principal with effect from 02 May 2018.

Dr Malaza is a well-grounded academic, researcher and executive administrator in higher education. His experience ranges from being Acting Vice-Chancellor at the former University of the Transkei now Walter Sisulu University; Chief Executive Officer of Higher Education South Africa (HESA) now called USAf among other renowned institutions he has worked for.

Dr Malaza’s response was, “It is a priviledge and honour to get the opportunity to serve MUT.” The Chairperson of Council, Mr Morailane Morailane, said, “We are confident that Dr Malaza is a suitable candidate who understands the challenges facing our University and has capabilities to provide academic, strategic, ethical and transformative leadership to MUT. We believe that his extensive knowledge of higher education and academic business, including knowledge of support functions will benefit MUT immensely. This also stands Dr Malaza in good stead as he leads the University”.

“It would be remiss of Council not to express our profound gratitude to the outgoing acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Marcus Ramogale and his executive team. His dedication and that of the team ensured that MUT continued to operate despite a myriad of challenges”, said Mr Morailane. 


Who is Dr Duma Enoch Malaza

  • Brief profile
    • Experience in leading and managing at executive level within the South African higher education system.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver on vision and mission‐critical results at institutional level. Expert understanding of all levels of the university's academic business from institution-wide planning to academic planning and quality assurance, with expert capability to provide institutional leadership and oversight for the University's academic mission and support functions with cost-effective management of resources, planning and budgeting and quality performance.
    • Possesses expert knowledge of global trends shaping higher education and knowledge of the South African higher education policy landscape.
  • Skills Highlight
    • strong leadership capacity
    • strategic thinking
    • analytical ability
    • conceptual thinking
    • sound communication skills
    • strong interpersonal skills
  • Core Accomplishments
    • Best student awards every year during the years at high school
    • High School prefect in the years 1974-1975
    • Matriculation with distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Fulbright scholarship for study in the United States of America
    • British Council scholarship for study in the United Kingdom
    • National Research Foundation (NRF) recognition as a promising young researcher in 1996
    • Leadership role at higher education sector level in the engagement with the National Qualifications Framework
    • Acting Vice Chancellor at the University of Transkei January 1999 to March 2000
    • Managed the preparations for the Higher Education Quality Committee pilot audit in 2005 at the University of Pretoria
    • Founding CEO of Higher Education South Africa, the peak body of the higher education sector
    • Built and maintained strategic relations for HESA at national, regional and international levels
    • Chair of the Senate Quality Promotion Committee at the Vaal University of Technology.
  • Previous Experience
    • Executive director: Institutional Planning & Governance, UKZN
    • Executive director: Institutional Planning & Quality Assurance, VUT
    • Director: Institutional Planning, CT
    • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, WSU
    • Professor and Head of Department: Applied Mathematics (University of Limpopo)
  • Educational qualifications/achievements & Affiliations

    Educational qualifications/achievements

    • Postdoctoral research, Physics, Universite de Paris XI (ORSAY) - Paris, France (1991)
    • Postdoctoral research, Physics, University of Cape Town - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (1987)
    • Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University - Cambridge, England (1986)
    • 1986 Master of Science, Physics, Brown University - Rhode Island, United States of America (1983)
    • 1983 Bachelor of Science, Science, University of Fort Hare - Eastern Cape
    • 1979 Matric, Matriculation (1976), Tlakula High School, - Springs, Gauteng 


    • South African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR)
    • Equity Committee of the South African Universities Vice-Chancellors' Association (2001-2005)
    • South African Institute of Physics (1986-1998)
    • South African Mathematical Society (1989-1998)
    • Academy of Science of South Africa
    • Committee of Heads of Research and Training Organizations (COHORT) representing the Heads of organizations, including Science Councils, in higher education
    • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Board member (2006 - 2011)
    • International Association of Universities 0, Board member (2006-2008)
    • Tertiary Education Network (TENET), Board member (2006 - 2012)
    • South African Technology Network (SATN), Board member (2008 – 2011)
    • Council of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, member of Council (2008 – 2012)
    • American Council on Education's Internationalization Network, a body that advises on international engagement by the ACE and its sister organization Higher Education for Development funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2008-2012)