About DESA

Under the guidance of the Director, Dr A.M. Mathekga the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration is involved in the first contact with students. The activities of the Department vary from managing the enrolment process for contact and distance education students to the awarding of degrees and diplomas during the graduation ceremonies and providing assistance to make students work ready.

The functionality of the units in the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration located in the various faculties, is managed on a coordinated basis with the Deans, ensuring innate quality measures. Operational service delivery to students in the Student Service Centre depends on effective data management and electronic systems, of which the Department has ownership. The internal postal service is also included in this Department's activities.


As DESA we subscribe  to the following vision, mission, and values:


To be a leader, locally and globally, in the provision of exceptional enrolment and student administrative services that support the entire student life cycle from recruitment to graduation and beyond.


  • To provide students with up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information by leveraging the latest technology and adhering to internal and external regulatory frameworks.
  • To practice responsible, ethical, and accountable leadership that will foster good governance and professional relationships, guiding the engagement and empowerment of staff.


        In DESA, we value each other and subscribe to the following values:

  • Responsiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Empathy
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Accountability
  • Knowledgeability



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