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Nelson Mandela University congratulates theologian and political analyst, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, on his appointment as vice-chancellor and principal of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Maluleke takes up the new position from February 2022.

Prof Maluleke’s contribution to society is a notable one, with his numerous thought pieces making accessible his years of research that has seen him recognised as a rated researcher by the National Research Foundation.

Prof Maluleke is a leading and internationally-acclaimed researcher, specialising in Black and African theologies. He has written extensively on the respective topics in mainstream media, and has built a formidable reputation as a political and social commentator.

Prof Maluleke was awarded a B1 rating by the NRF in January 2018, and became a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Scholarship at the University of Pretoria in April of that year. He is also an elected member of the Academy of Science for South Africa.

As part of his service to broader society, he has served on the boards of the NRF and the MTN-SA Foundation.

Acknowledging the massive responsibility that comes with the appointment, it is admirable that Prof Maluleke recognises the challenges in the higher education sector, committing to help make TUT the most innovative, vibrant and exciting place to work and study.

“Having worked with, and experienced, Prof Maluleke in some of the boards he has served on, I cannot think of a more deserving candidate for the post”, says the Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela University Council, Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill.

As the Mandela University community we wish Prof Maluleke everything of the best as he embarks on this journey.

May his dedication to the social agenda continue through his tenure as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of TUT.

Chancellor Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Chair of Council Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill and Vice-Chancellor Prof Sibongile Muthwa: Nelson Mandela University

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