Prof (FW) Francis Petersen
Rector and Vice-Chancellor

Prof Francis Petersen

Prof Francis William Petersen is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State since 1 April 2017.  He has formerly been Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Read More...

Prof (RC) Corli Witthuhn

Vice-Rector: Research and Internationalisation 

Prof Corli Witthuhn

Prof Witthuhn brings with her years of experience in higher education, both in terms of scientific research and serving in senior management positions in university structures. Read More...

Dr (M) Molapo Qhobela
Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Strategic Partnerships, and Societal Impact

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Dr Molapo Qhobela assumed duty as the Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Strategic Partnerships and Societal Impact on 1 August 2021.  Read More 

Dr (EL) Engela van Staden
Vice-Rector: Academic

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Dr Engela van Staden is the Vice-Rector: Academic at the University of the Free State. Read More...

Prof (P) Prakash Naidoo
Vice Rector: Operations

Prof Prakash Naidoo

Prof Prakash Naidoo started at the university as Campus Principal of the Qwaqwa Campus. He is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Resources and Planning at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT).

Mr (N) Nikile Ntsababa

Mr Ntsababa

Mr Nikile Ntsababa is the Registrar of the University of the Free State (UFS). He was previously Registrar at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT; before that he was Deputy Registrar at the same institution. Read more

Mr (TS) Temba Hlasho
Executive Director: Student Affairs 

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Mr Temba Hlasho is the Executive Director: Student Affairs at the University of the Free State (UFS). He assumed office on 1 July 2021. Read more

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