He will also be responsible for the Department of University Relations. The Department of University Relations is responsible for the advancement of the university. This includes sustaining alumni relations through the TuksAlumni office, coordinating fundraising campaigns, overseeing the institution’s brand management, advertising, and media liaisons.

As an established social and political commentator on South African, African, and international politics, Prof. Maluleke regularly contributes to publications such as Mail & Guardian and The Sunday Independent. In a statement, Prof. De la Rey expressed her faith in him. “He is proficient in most of the official South African languages, as well as in French, and is therefore eminently equipped for this task,” she says.

Prof. Maluleke joined UP’s Faculty of Theology as a professor in African Spirituality and Culture in November 2014. He was also an assistant to Prof. De la Rey in the advancement of the university’s strategy for Africa. Prof. De la Rey added that “Prof. Maluleke will continue with his academic work for the duration of his secondment.”.

 

Prof. Tinyiko Maluleke. Image: nrf.co.za