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 (P) Puleng LenkaBula
Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs, and Community Engagement

Prof Puleng LenkaBula

Prof Puleng LenkaBula is the Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs, and Community Engagement at the University of the Free State (UFS). She is the former Dean of Student Affairs at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Read More...

Prof (RC) Corli Witthuhn

Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Internasionalisation 

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 (EL) Engela van Staden
Vice-Rector: Academic

Dr Engela van Staden 2

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 Nstababa

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

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Lynique Beneke
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Government to enhance PhD production
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FNB Grant
Students with disabilities thrive with support of FNB grant

Social Justice week
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Art exibition
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Andrew Lane
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Agreement between UFS management and the ISRC regarding deregistration process

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