The newly appointed head of department (HOD) for student governance at the University of Venda, Andisani Mathelemusa. Photo supplied.

Mathelemusa appointed as 'youngest' HOD

News in brief - Date: 08 June 2024


The University of Venda (Univen) has appointed Andisani Mathelemusa as the new head of department (HOD) of student governance. Mathelemusa is one of Univen’s master’s graduates. He has served in various positions in student leadership, including serving as the president of the student representative council (SRC).

Speaking to Limpopo Mirror on Tuesday morning, Mathelemusa said the fact that he had been appointed during Youth Month was just a coincidence. “I believe I am one of the youngest people to be appointed as an HOD in the country at the moment. I know the issues that are affecting the youth as I am one of them. All I can say is that it is going to be all systems go when it comes to motivating the youth to be able to reach greater heights in life,” he said.

He added that, like other learners from disadvantaged backgrounds, he had used the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to be able to study at the university. “All that students need in order to make it in life is to work very hard. I would also like to thank the government for helping disadvantaged students with the NSFAS as some of us would not be able to attain university qualifications otherwise,” he said.


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Victor Mukwevho

Victor Mukwevho Ne-vumbani joined the Mirror during it's inception in 1990. He joined the SABC newsroom in 1995, and was known by  listeners as "A u fhedzisela ari". He was a news editor for The Tembisan Newspaper from 2007 to 2015. He rejoined the Limpopo Mirror newspaper in June 2022 as a freelance journalist.

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