Staffing: new appointments

Winkie Siebane, Faculty Librarian:  Sciences, SU Library

Winkie Siebane is the new Faculty Librarian for Science. She joined the institution on June 1, 2024. Winkie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science at UNISA and holds a Master of Management from Wits University. She also earned a Higher Diploma in Information Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Limpopo. Winkie has consistently demonstrating her commitment to academic excellence and professional growth. Prior to this role, Winkie worked as an Information Specialist at the University of Pretoria’s Health Sciences Faculty. She also served as a Librarian at the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), where she served clients across the Southern African region. Additionally, Winkie held a joint appointment with the Department of Health and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Health Sciences Faculty. Winkie is a proactive team member known for driving impactful projects and fostering meaningful collaborations. She is dedicated to advancing information services and supporting academic communities, making her a valuable addition to our team.

Staffing: new appointments

Joseph Mangadi, Faculty Librarian: Economic & Management Sciences, SU Library

Joseph joined the Faculty Librarian Team for Economic and Management Sciences on 1 May 2024. He holds a B.BIBL.(UWC), BA Honors (Information Science) from UNISA and a PGDE (Higher Education) from UCT. He brings extensive experience and previously served at University of the Western Cape (UWC) as Senior Librarian: Faculty Services and Cape Peninsula University (CPUT) as Faculty Librarian for Business and Management Sciences and Undergraduate and Staff training librarian. He has been an active member of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) and was part of its Gauteng South and the LISLIG WC committees. Mr Mangadi also presented at the LIASA conference and the inaugural International Conference on Information Literacy Africa (ICIL-Africa).


Nokuphiwa Kunene, Director: Information Resources Management,      SU Library

Nokuphiwa has extensive experience working in academic libraries. Throughout her career, her experience includes occupying a strategic position in support of the Director’s office. She has managed several library systems projects, including systems implementations, new services implementation and the re-imagining of library spaces projects. Nokuphiwa’s keen interest in collection development and management, and the commitment to enable access to relevant information resources had drawn her back to the information resources management division.