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Growing up in a agricultural family selling vegetables and learning first-hand the value of working with people inspired Kenny Netshiongolwe educational trajectory. His dedication to equity, diversity and inclusiveness underscores every facet of how he lives his life. Beyond the lens of race and gender, he believes firmly in the diversity of thoughts and ideas.

He envisions that SAFIIT will become a real bastion for alternative ways of thinking about why diversity in all forms is important. He believes experiential and co-operative learning opportunities are fundamental training for successful careers. He encourages students to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity and strives to make society a better place.

Strategic Plan

SAFIIT (Southern Africa Future Institute of Innovation &Technology) is an emerging leader in career-ready education and collaborative research that produces new and useful ideas. A fast-growing university with ambitious expansion plans, we are committed to social, scientific and economic innovations that create a better Africa and a better world. Guided by our strategic plan our university aims to be recognized globally as a change-maker and leader in technology-driven research and scholarship. Our reputation is built upon our strengths and will advance through a sharpened focus on the three words that define our work: challenge, innovate, connect.

Office of the Provost

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the institution and the principal advisor to the Vice Chancellor on all academic affairs, serving as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in the Vice Chancellor's absence.

The Provost has primary responsibility for institutional planning and administration in all aspects of its teaching and research operations. The Provost is a key member of the University's senior administration, responsible for the creation and maintenance of an atmosphere that contributes to excellence in all the endeavours of the institution. The Provost is an advocate, internally and externally, for SAFIT's special mission and all objects of its Act, and plays a key role in developing and maintaining contacts with appropriate levels of government and other relevant educational bodies, particularly with respect to the establishment of innovative new academic programs and learning strategies. In keeping with the distinctive culture of Office of the Provost

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the institution and the principal advisor to the Vice Chancellor on all academic affairs, serving as the Acting President in the Vice Chancellor's absence.

The Provost has primary responsibility for institutional planning and administration in all aspects of its teaching and research operations. The Provost is a key member of the University's senior administration, responsible for the creation and maintenance of an atmosphere that contributes to excellence in all the endeavours of the institution. The Provost is an advocate, internally and externally, for Office of the Provost

Kenny Netshiongolwe
Vice Chancellor
: vice-chancellor@safiit.university

Chantell Smuts
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
: chantell@safiit.university

Dr. Jagadish Wagle
Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff
: wagle@safiit.university

Ms.Louise Vander Walt
Director of Special Projects
: louise.vanderwalt@safiit.university

Sello Motung
Director: Strategic Management
: sello.motung@safiit.university

Ms. Lusanda Ndlela
Executive Administrative Assistant
: lusanda.ndlela@safiit.university

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