Statement by UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Ihron Rensburg regarding the suspension of an Executive Dean

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) today Thursday, 10 October 2013, suspended its Executive Dean:
Sciences, Prof Bhekie Mamba. The suspension follows an allegation of financial impropriety and irregularities
while Prof Mamba was Head of the Department of Applied Chemistry, necessitating the conduct of an
UJ’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Ihron Rensburg says: “Prof Mamba is an outstanding scholar, and
under his leadership, the Department of Applied Chemistry has become one of the University’s leading
academic departments in terms of post-graduate and accredited research output. For this reason, and given
the seriousness of the concerns as well as the seniority of Prof Mamba, the University is treating the matter with
great urgency.”
In the interim, Prof Annah Moteetee, current Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science will assume the role of
Executive Dean.
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