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Dr Phumeza Kota-Nyati has been appointed as the Dean: Learning and Teaching from July 2021.

She will be responsible for leading the work of the LT Collab and the conceptualisation and implementation of key strategies to enable success and development, for students and staff.

To date, she has been serving the University as Director of Emthonjeni Student Wellness. Phumeza has been registered as a Counselling Psychologist since 1999.

Her lecturing career extends over a period of 12 years at the University of Port Elizabeth, Vista University, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Her experience within the different fields of Psychology ranges from employee assistance work and HIV coordination (NMBM), student counselling services (CPUT), Human Resources (Telkom SA), student development (Coega Development Corporation) and private practice. 

When asked about her new role, Phumeza commented as follows - “As we move our learning and teaching agenda forward in a volatile and complex environment, we need to continually reflect on our practices and advance towards transformative learning and teaching. This process is not necessarily a smooth one as we might need to be disruptive, allowing for critical evaluation, exploring varied ways of awareness raising, knowing, and doing. As co-constructors in learning and teaching we will achieve success when we take our students and colleagues along with us in the spirit of collaboration”.


Contact information
Ms Elma de Koker
Internal Communication Practitioner
Tel: 041-504 2160