Teaching and Learning Office

Teaching and Learning Office Team​

Professor Sandile
Phinda Songca


Provides strategic leadership on Teaching and Learning, developing University Teaching and Learning policies and monitoring their consistent University wide implementation. He recently served at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning

Professor Rubby Dhunpath

Director T&L

A Professor of higher education and Director of Teaching & Learning at UKZN). He is also Director of UKZN Technology Enhanced Learning (UTEL). He holds a PhD in Education; MEd (Cum Lade); BEd (Hons); BA (Arts); UDE and a TESOL (Cum Laude) qualification from Cambridge Universit

Miss Corlia Ogle

PA to the DVC

Graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Durban-Westville. She has worked in the Convocation Office of Public Affairs and Corporate Corporate Relations and later as an Alumni Affairs Co-ordinator.

Mr Abdulbaqi Badru

Technology Support Practitioner

Graduated with his Bachelor of science from Lagos State University; honours BCOM and Master MCOM Cum Laude in information systems and technology degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Ms Christinah Mulaudzi

Principal Accountant

The Principal Accountant to the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning. She graduated with a BCom Accounting degree from Midrand Graduate Institute in 2012

Mrs Silindile Mchunu

Event Coordinator

An Admin Officer and Events Coordinator. Her responsibilities include Grants Coordination & administration, Events coordination, Finacial administration, Reports consolidation, Risk register administration, PA to Director..



10 years of experience within the higher education and skills development sector. She has worked as a facilitator, curriculum developer and a programme coordinator. She is a Masters candidate in Education..


Instructional Designer

As Instructional Designer at UJ’s Centre for Academic Technologies, I designed online artefacts to assist lecturers in teaching and learning as well as other departments such as HR to assist in staff training.


Instructional Designer

Sarah joined UTLO in February 2021 as an IT intern. At the end of 2021, she transitioned into her role as an Instructional Designer. Her aim is to use effective digital-age teaching approaches to transform online learning at UKZN.


Instructional Designer

Melikhaya joined UKZN in March 2018 as a Lab Technician & Demonstrator for the Digital Art Lab under the College of Humanities School of Art. In 2021 he joined the UTLO team as an Instructional Designer.


Instructional Designer

Ms Ishana Gangaram is an Instructional Designer at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She joined the University in July 2000 as an administrator. While serving in various academic administrative roles..


Instructional Designer

The Data Analytics Researcher/ Coordinator of University Teaching and Learning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has previously worked as a Researcher on Social Security Systems and lectured ..