Executive Dean: Faculty of Education
Dr Tulsi Morar
Dr Tulsi Morar
Position: Acting Executive Dean
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 1103
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4596
Email: tulsi.morar@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PTD; BA; BCom; BEd, MEd, PhD
Expertise: Mathematics Education

Deputy Dean: Faculty of Education
Heloise Sathorar
Prof Heloise Sathorar
Position: Acting Deputy Dean
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 060102
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2382
Email: heloise.sathorar@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Com, HDE, B Ed (Hons), MBA , PhD
Expertise: Accounting Education, Economics Education, Business and Entrepreneurship Education, Humanising Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, Decolinisation, Teacher Education, Higher Education

Heads of Department
Badroen Ismail
Dr Badroen Ismail
Position: Acting HOD
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 0129
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4016
Email: badroen.ismail@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BCom (Computer Science)-UWC, MCom (Economics), PhD (Islamic Finance)-NMMU
Expertise: Islamic finance, Islamic NGOs, Behavioural economics, Development economics

Tobeka Mapasa
Dr Tobeka Mapasa
Position: HOD
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060024
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4583
Email: tobeka.mapasa@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: STD (Griffiths Mxenge Col of Educ), BA (Ed) (UNISA), B Tech (PE Tech), M Ed (NMMU)
Expertise: Educational Management

Mrs Helena Oosthuizen
Mrs Helena Oosthuizen
Position: HOD: Post Schooling
Department: Post Schooling
Room: 060019
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2267
Fax: 086 618 5650
Email: helena.oosthuizen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons Zoology, HDE, Post Grad, Bastions, MSC
Expertise: Life Science & ICT

Dr Eileen Scheckle
Dr Eileen Scheckle
Position: Acting HOD
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: Post Graduate Room 4
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2828
Fax: 041 504 9444
Email: eileen.scheckle@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA(Ed), BA (Ed), BA Hons (English), B Ed (Wits) MPhil (TELI, US) PhD (Rhodes)
Expertise: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), CALL, Academic Literacy and situated reading, Teaching in Multilingual Contexts

Professors
Logamurthie Athiemoolam
Prof Logamurthie Athiemoolam
Position: Professor
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 60023
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2367
Fax: 041 504 2822
Email: logamurthie.athiemoolam@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BPAED (UDW), BEd (Rhodes),DSE (Media centre Science -Unisa), M.Ed (UPE), DEd (UPE), BA (Hons -English(Cum Laude) – NMU) and BA (Hons- Psychology- NMU)
Expertise: Multicultural Education, English Language Teaching, Drama-in-Education, Educational Management

Anass Bayaga
Prof Anass Bayaga
Position:  Professor of Neuro-Mathematics (STEM), Cognitive Enhancement, Human-computer Interaction and Privacy
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 60008b
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 3943
Email: Anass.Bayaga@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Ed Hons, Post Grad Certificate, MEd, MCom, PhD
Expertise: Cognitive

Prof Sylvan Blignaut
Prof Sylvan Blignaut
Position: Professor
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 1113
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4086
Email: sylvan.blignaut@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UWC), BA Hons (UWC), STD (UWC), BEd (UPE), MEd (UPE), DEd (NMMU)
Expertise: Curriculum Studies, Post Graduate Studies

Associate Professors
Andre du Plessis
Associate Prof Andre du Plessis
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060130
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4033
Fax: 041 504 1633
Email: andre.duplessis@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE (PETC), BA (UPE), MEd (RU), PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics Education: Intermediate Phase, ICT implementation and integration in schools, ICT and teacher development. Mentoring experiences, perceptions and strategies of pre-service students

Deirdre Geduld
Prof Deirdre Geduld
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 0205 Building 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 2375
Email: deidre.geduld@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE (Dower College), B Ed Hons, MEd, DEd (NMMU)
Expertise: Primary School teaching: Inclusive education and barriers to learning, School Based Learning

Mathabo Khau
Prof Mathabo Khau
Position:  Associate Professor
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: 060107
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4861
Fax: 041 504 4361
Email: mathabo.khau@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Ed (Nat Univ of Lesotho), PGDE (Life Orientation) (RAU), B Ed Hons, MEd, PhD (UKZN)
Expertise: Gender, Sexuality, HIV and AIDS in Education; Sexuality Education, Biology and Chemistry teaching, Rural education, Social Justice in Education, Participatory visual methodologies in research and pedagogy

Prof  Nokhanyo Mdzanga
Prof Nokhanyo Mdzanga
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: 1114
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4564
Fax: 041 504 1977
Email: nokhanyo.mdzanga@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Ed), BA (Hons), English Language teaching and Literature; MA (Contemporary English studies) Unitra; M Ed Cum Laude (NMMU); PHD (NMMU)
Expertise: Language in Education; Resilience; Use of folktales in teaching

Cina Mosito
Prof Cina Mosito
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 60017
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2370
Email: Cina.Mosito@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Education) (NUL); Diploma in Specialised Education Remedial), B Ed Hons, MEd (Education Support), D Phil (UCT).
Expertise: Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology

Shervani K. Pillay
Prof Shervani Pillay
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: Post Graduate Commons Room 3
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4208
Fax: 041 504 2822
Email: shervani.pillay@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Dip Edu (Dower), HDE (Hewat), BA Hons (UDW), MEd (UN), PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Curriculum, Chaos Complexity Theory, Higher Education, Policy development & Management

Senior Lecturers
Margie Childs
Dr Margie Childs
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060115
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2393
Email: margie.childs@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE (PET), BA, MPhil (UPE), DEd (NMMU)
Expertise: Curriculum, Literacy (Early Years - Academic Literacy), Visual Methodologies

Nomakhosazana Rasana
Dr Nomakhosazana Rasana
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: 060027
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4072
Email: nomakhosazana.rasana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA Hons (UNISA), Diplnst(Christchurch, Canterbury), Diplnst (Ohio, Athens), PG Dip(Man)(RU), PG Dip(Int Rel)(RU),MEd(RU),PhD(Bangor, North Wales)
Expertise: Curriculum, module design and review, Home Language, Second Language, and foreign language teaching and assessment.

Zakhile Somlata
Dr Zakhile Somlata
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060104
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2238
Email: Zakhile.Somlata@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, HDE (UWC); BA Hons, MA (Stell); PhD (Fort Hare)
Expertise: IsiXhosa Language Teaching, Language Policy, Multilingualism, and Communication.

Lecturers
Sanet Deysel
Dr Sanet Deysel
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 60135
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4399
Email: Sanet.Deysel@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE(PETTC), FDE (UPE), B Ed, Med, PhD (Mandela Uni)
Expertise: Inclusive Education, Barriers to Learning, Learner Support

Obakeng Kagola
Mr Obakeng Kagola
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 0402 Building 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 1362
Email: Obakeng.Kagola@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Ed. Foundation Phase (NWU), B.Ed. Hons(Learners Support NWU) M.Ed. (Mandela Uni)
Expertise: Gender and Sexuality in Early Childhood Education, Social Justice issues in Education, Participatory visual methodologies in research and pedagogy, Play as pedagogy in the early years of learning.

Dewald Koen
Dr Dewald Koen
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060020
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4590
Email: Dewald.Koen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA Hons (Afrikaans & Dutch), MA (Afrikaans), PGCE (FET) (NMMU), DPhil (Afrikaans) (UFH)
Expertise: Afrikaans Literature, Afrikaans Youth Literature, Afrikaans Methodology

Malesela Maepa
Mr Malesela Maepa
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060133
Location: Bird Street Campus
Phone: 041 504 2834
Email: malesela.maepa@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Ed (Geography and History); BA Hons (History); M Ed (Curriculum & Professional Studies) – University of Limpopo. PGD (Public Management) – Regenesys Business College.
Expertise: Social Sciences (History and Geography)

Makhosi Madimabe
Ms Makhosi Madimabe
Position: Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060108
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4731
Email: Makhosi.Madimabe@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (UFS) PGCE (UNISA), B Ed Hons (UFS), MEd (UFS)
Expertise: Mathematical Literacy Education

Lucky Maluleke
Dr Lucky Maluleke
Position: Lecturer
Department: Post Schooling
Room: 060025
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 3526
Email: Lucky.Maluleke@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSocSci, B Ed Hons (Educ & Dev), MEd Adult Education (UKZN), PhD (Mandela University)
Expertise: Vocational Pedagogy and Curriculum Studies

Vuyani Matsha
Dr Vuyani Matsha
Position: Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060013
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4767
Email: vuyani.matsha@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc (UFH), HED (UFH); B.Ed Hon. (UFH), M.Ed (LEEDS) PhD (NMU)
Expertise: Mathematics and Language, Mathematical Literacy, and Use of GeoGebra in Mathematics Education.

Nomawonga Msutwana
Dr Nomawonga Msutwana
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060015
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4731
Email: nomawonga.msutwana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE (Sec Teach), B Ed Hons, MEd (NMMU), PhD (Mandela Uni)
Expertise: Educational psychology, sexuality education

Kholisa Papu
Ms Kholisa Papu
Position: Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060018
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2375
Email: kholisa.papu@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Media Communication and Culture (MCC); BA Hons; M Ed
Expertise: Academic literacies, Language and literacy across the curriculum, English HL & FAL, IsiXhosa & English Translation

Ayanda Simayi
Dr Ayanda Simayi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 0601
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4697
Email: Ayanda.Simayi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Dip (Maths and Biology) (Lennox Sebe Teachers College) BA (Psy and Ed) (UNISA), B Ed Hons (Maths and Phys Sci), M Ed (Physical Science Teaching), PhD (Mandela Uni)
Expertise: Sexual concepts, Xhosa culture, Indigenised Teaching Strategies for bridging the gap between taboo sexual concepts and western science concepts.

Tshidiso Seitshiro
Mr Tshidiso Seitshiro
Position: Lecturer
Department: Post Schooling
Room: 60025
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4940
Email: tshidiso.seitshiro@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: N Dip Mgt (NMMU), BTech Mgt (NMMU), PGDip FP (NMMU), PGCE (UNISA), MTech BA (NMMU)
Expertise: Technical, Vocational and Training

Rochelle Thorne
Ms Rochelle Thorne
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 60016
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4730
Email: rochelle.thorne@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE IV (SP) (Dower College of Education), B Ed Hons, MEd (Science and Language) (NMMU)
Expertise: Language and sciences

Marelize Van Heerdan
Dr Marelize Van Heerden
Position: Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 06 01 20
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 5044579
Email: marelize.vanheerden@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BMus (UPE), MMus (UPE), PhD (NMMU), UVLM, LRSM, IDTA
Expertise: Creative Arts (Music / Dance), Philosophy of Education

Ms Marinda Van Zyl
Ms Marinda Van Zyl
Position: Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 0208 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 4097
Fax: 041 504 2822
Email: marinda.vanzyl@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Prim Ed (FP), FDE, BEdHon (UPE) M Ed(NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics/Numeracy (FP), Influence of FP teaching & learning on IP performance

Doh Nubia Walters
Dr Doh Nubia Walters
Position: Lecturer
Department: Post Graduate Studies
Room: 60133
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2969
Email: walters.dohnubia@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Ed Curriculum Studies and teaching (UB), MEd Curriculum Studies (UKZN), PhD Curriculum Studies (NWU)
Expertise: Curriculum studies development & implementation, Higher education, postgraduate studies, quality assurance

William Zivanayi
Dr William Zivanayi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060012
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2678
Email: william.zivanayi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Cert Ed, B Ed (Chem), MSc (Maths and Science) (UZ), PhD (Mandela Uni)
Expertise: Chemistry Education

Associate Lecturers
Reinhold
Mr Reinhold Gallant
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060025
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4578
Email: Reinhold.Gallant@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA HDE (UWC), B Ed Hons, M Ed (MANDELA UNI)
Expertise: Language teaching and Social Science

Joshua Jacobs
Mr. Joshua Jacobs
Position: Associate Lecturer: Information Communication Technology
Department: Primary School Education – Intermediate Phase
Room: 060129
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1194
Email: Josh.Jacobs@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Further Education and Training) (NMU); Bachelor of Education Honours in Educational Psychology (Cum Laude) (NMU)
Expertise: Information Communication Technology, Technology Enhanced Learning & Learning Technologies

Pretty Magangxa
Ms Pretty Magangxa
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 0206 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 4360
Email: pretty.magangxa@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PTD (Masibulele College of Ed), FDE, (Masibulele College of Ed), FDE (RU), B SocSci (UFH), B Ed Hons (PU), Honors in Interdisciplinary Studies (UFH)
Expertise: Foundation Phase isiXhosa Home Language

Ntombi Malinga
Ms Ntombi Malinga
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Secondary School Education
Room: 060106B
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2424
Email: Serah.Malinga@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Secondary Teachers Diploma (Commercial Education)-Eshowe College of Education; Bachelor of Accounting Sciences (Accounting and Auditing- Unisa; B Ed Honours (Educational Management) – Unisa, MEd (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)- Wits
Expertise: Accounting Education, Economic and Management Science Education and Economic and Management Science

Nadeema Musthan
Ms Nadeema Musthan
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 0210 Building 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 2049
Email: nadeema.musthan@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSocSci, PGCert: Multilingual Education, PGCE (UCT) M Ed (MANDELA UNI)
Expertise: Language and Literature

Koketso Nthimbane
Mr Koketso Nthimbane
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 0211 Building 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 2375
Email: Koketso.Nthimbane@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B. Ed, B. Ed Hons, M.Ed. (UJ)
Expertise: Childhood Education, language education, early science and technology education.

Helen Septoo
Ms Helen Septoo
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Primary School Education – Foundation Phase
Room: 0207 Building 524
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 4257
Email: Helen.Septoo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Junior Primary Diploma (Dower College), DSE: ReMEdial Education (UPE), B Ed Hons (NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics/ Numeracy (FP), Influence of FP Teaching & learning