Dr Paul Maminza


Dr Paul Maminza
Dean of Students at the University of Mpumalanga

Dr Paul Maminza is the Dean of Students at the University of Mpumalanga, a position he held since January 2015. He has served in a number of positions in the higher education sector.

Dr Maminza served as the Acting CEO of the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) in Mpumalanga in 2014. He was the Executive Director: Academic Affairs at the NIHE from 2012 to 2014. Before joining the NIHE, he was the Deputy Regional Director: North Eastern Region at the University of South Africa (UNISA) from 2008 to 2011. He served as the Acting Regional Director during 2009.

He was also the Head: Facilitation of Learning at UNISA (North Eastern Region) from 2005 to 2008. Dr Maminza was the Regional Academic Manager at the then Technikon SA from 1996 to 2004. Before joining Technikon SA, Dr Maminza held the position of Head of Department (Technical Academic) at the Mlumati Technical College from 1991 to 1996.

Dr Maminza holds the following academic qualifications;

  • PhD (Curriculum Studies) from the University of Stellenbosch;
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Planning from the Weitz Centre in Israel;
  • STD in Technical Education (Electrical Engineering) from Technikon Northern Transvaal;
  • NDip in Electrical Engineering from Technikon Northern Transvaal;
  • BTech and MTech degrees from Technikon SA.


Dr Maminza is a recipient of the UNESCO/MASHAV fellowship, and his area of interest is in post school education, rural development, student leadership, and engagement.

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