Inaugural lectures present an opportunity for showcasing exciting and ground-breaking research and teaching being carried out by professors in our University. Each lecture represents a significant milestone in an academic’s career, providing official recognition of their promotion or appointment to full professorship. These lectures are furthermore an ideal opportunity for new professors to introduce themselves and to present an overview of their own contribution to their field to academic peers, students and research collaborators. They are also a platform for celebrating a professor’s academic achievements with his/her family, friends, mentors and colleagues.

Inaugural lectures form part of the University’s Public lectures series and may only be given by all newly appointed full professors who have been appointed in academic Schools and Centres.

2021 Inaugural Lecture Schedule

NAMECOLLEGESCHOOLDATE
Professor Sudan HansrajAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Maths, Stats & Computer ScienceThursday, 19 Aug
Professor Irene GovenderLaw and Management StudiesSchool of Management, IT and GovernanceThursday, 30 Sept
Professor Andrew Noel GreenAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental SciencesWednesday, 6 Oct
Professor Johannes Andreas SmitHumanitiesSchool of Religion, Philosophy and ClassicsFriday, 8 Oct
Professor Vincent Onserio NyamoriAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Chemistry and PhysicsTuesday, 12 Oct
Professor Hussein ShimelisAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental SciencesThursday, 14 Oct
Professor Werner Ewald Van ZylAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Chemistry and PhysicsThursday, 21 Oct
Professor Ruth Geraldine Melonie HoskinsHumanitiesSchool of Social SciencesWednesday, 27 Oct
Professor Shahidul IslamAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Life SciencesMonday, 01 Nov
Professor Kaymarlin GovenderHumanitiesSchool of Applied Human SciencesWednesday, 10 Nov
Professror Ann Elaine StrodeLaw and Management StudiesSchool of LawTo be confirmed
Professor Kavilan MoodleyAgriculture, Engineering and ScienceSchool of Maths, Stats & Computer ScienceJul-22
Professor Nobuhle Purity HlongwaHumanitiesSchool of Arts2022