I am pleased to welcome the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Pamela Dube to the UWC community. Prof Dube joined us on Tuesday, 1 December 2015.
Prof Dube has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Development and Support (DVC: SDS). In this capacity, Prof. Dube will give oversight to the Centre for Student Support Services, the Financial Aid Office, Residential Services, Sports Administration, Campus Health, the Office for Student Development, Student Governance, and will work closely with Student Representative Council and its structures.
It is with pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to Prof. Dube on behalf of the UWC campus community and wish her well with the important role that she has to fulfil. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Mokgadi Moletsane for her dedicated service as the Acting DVC: SDS over the past 10 months.
Prof Pamela Dube was born in KwaMakhutha, a township on the south coast of Durban. Her educational background is in the field of Literature and media studies, and she has also completed managerial and leadership training programmes at various institutions. Her internationally recognised publications include a special focus on gender issues, postcolonial literature, the oral tradition and the broader media. She holds a BA degree and a BA Honours in Drama and Performance Studies from the then University of Natal in Durban, and a Master’s (cum laude) and PhD (summa cum laude) in Comparative Literature and Media Studies from the University of Siegen, Germany. Prof Dube has enjoyed a versatile career, building a sound track record. She has worked as an educator and university support staff member, and also served as lecturer and researcher at the University of Siegen, Director and Acting Chief Director at the Department of Education, Head of Human Resources and International Relations at the South African Nuclear Energy Cooperation, Special Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, and Executive Director Human Resources at the University of Johannesburg. In addition, she has served on numerous local and international research capacity building and education policy development boards such as the Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD), including the Higher Education HIV and AIDS programme steering committee. She has received a number of awards and scholarships, such as the Alan Paton Literacy Award and the DAAD German Exchange Scholarship. Prof Dube was Dean of Students at the University of the Witwatersrand before joining us here at UWC.
Prof. Tyrone Pretorius - Rector and Vice-Chancellor