Meet the Organising Team

Meet the team

The Organizing Commitee consists of members of the Postdoctoral Research Support Executive (PDS Exec), Stellenbosch University, as well as colleagues from other departments and universities who have volunteered their experrt knowledge and services.

The PDS Exec at Stellenbosch University works closely with Dr Palesa Mothapo (Head of PDS, Division for Research and Development) and meets monthly with the Vice-Rector, Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, to discuss important matters on behalf of the entire PDS community. The voluntary members of the 2023 PDS Exec comprise postdoctoral researchers from various SU faculties and departments, each with a distinct portfolio.

Dr Palesa Mothapo
Dr Palesa
Dr Francois van Schalkwyk
Dr Francois van
Dr Faatiema Salie
Dr Faatiema
Dr Melanie Deist
Dr Melanie
Dr Haley Jackson
Dr Haley
Dr Yonela Njisane
Dr Yonela
Dr Liske Kotzé-Hörstmann
Dr Liske Kotzé-Hö
Dr Flackson Tshuma
Dr Flackson
Dr Thato Motlhalamme
Dr Thato
Dr Matsepo Ramaboli
Dr Matsepo
Dr Dominique Eugene
Dr Dominique
Dr Mutshidzi Mulondo
Dr Mutshidzi
Dr Liberty T. Mambondiani
Dr Liberty T.
Ms Mmanape Hlungwane
Ms Mmanape
Dr Nokukhanya Khanya Ndhlovu
Dr Nokukhanya Khanya


We invite you to engage with us at our virtual conference to share your research, network and build a future for postdoctoral research fellow in Southern Africa.

Contact details

+27 74 670 8987

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Postdoctoral Research Support Office, Division for Research Development, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602