* 2017 financial statements


Finance and Facilities

Handling the NWU’s turnover of *R4,181 billion and total assets of up to *R4,220 billion requires people who are taking money matters seriously.


The more than 700 colleagues from Finance and Facilities are such money-wise people. They also know how to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to building the university’s future, brick by brick.


Finance and Facilities, with Elmarie de Beer as executive director, grew substantially after the recent restructuring.


This is because the financial entities, residence and catering services, as well as maintenance departments previously reported to their campus managements. They now also report to Elmarie or, in a few instances, to her directors.


Also resulting from the restructuring, an institutional-wide entity for protection services was established, with Des Ayob as director. He is one of the seven directors who have a direct reporting line to Elmarie, as set out in the organigram below.


The 2017 financial results show that these directors and their teams definitely have a secure grip on the NWU’s purse strings, while delivering modern, well-kept facilities to support our core business.

Money matters really count

In this article in our series about structures at the NWU, we take a look at the Finance and Facilities portfolio.

These figures speak for themselves:

R4,2 billion

Total income

(increased by 8,9% during 2017)

Income generated from entrepreneurial and residence activities

Spent on property, plant and equipment

R2,1 billion

Staff costs

R1 026 million

R321 million



Elmarie de Beer


Executive Director: Finance and Facilities


(Personal assistant:

Amelia Fourie)

Corene Flemming (Manager: Faculty Accountants), Ria van den Berg (senior accountant) and accountants Marius Coetzee, Thapelo Morubane and Erin Greeff. (Senior accountant – currently vacant.)

André Fourie (Manager: Tax Services), Leana Wagner (Manager: Reporting, including earmarked grants), Antonet Müller (Manager: General ledger and chart of accounts, functional area expert and training), and Anel Venter (Acting Manager: Asset Register, functional area expert).


Antoinette Vosloo

Danie Walker

Etienne Mostert

Riaan Prinsloo (Manager: Procurement), Frikkie Venter (Manager: Payments), David Visser (Supervisor: Inventory) and Petro Wessels (Manager: Payroll).

Des Ayob


Protection Services

Joep Joubert

Marelize de Lange

Herman Steyn

Director: Financial Planning

Director: Governance,

Reporting and Treasury



Director: Purchases and Payments



Hanlie Venter (Manager: Financial Related Systems),

Danie Hefer (Manager: Central Bursary Office), three managers for Student Accounts and Bursaries, namely Pule Pule (campus in Mahikeng), Hanlie Myburgh (campus in Potchefstroom) and Lize Bierman (campus in Vanderbijlpark). Esther van Heerden (Head: Bank Administration, Loura du Preez (data analyst), and Maryke Venter (senior administrative assistant).





Director: Student Finance

and Financial Related Systems

Leslie Barends (Acting Manager: Occupational Health and Safety), Hendrik Esterhuizen (Manager: Engineer Legal Compliance), Liesel van Wyk (Manager: Facilities Space Management and Utilities) and Bethuel Ngakane (Manager: Maintenance and Facilities Services).

Director: Facilities

Michelle van Rooyen (Centre Manager: Cachet Park), Arno van Tonder (Fleet) and three managers for Residence and Catering Services, namely Freedom Gwele (campus in Mahikeng), Greg Roberts (campus in Potchefstroom) and Pola Mmapulana (campus in Vanderbijlpark).


Director: Business and

Enterprise Development

Giel Senekal (Section Head: Traffic and Access Control) and Jak Jansen van Vuuren  (Section Head: Crime Investigation, Information and Reaction Services). (Section Head: Security Services - currently vacant.)