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:
(increased by 8,9% during 2017)
Income generated from entrepreneurial and residence activities
Spent on property, plant and equipment
R1 026 million
Elmarie de Beer
Executive Director: Finance and Facilities
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).
Riaan Prinsloo (Manager: Procurement), Frikkie Venter (Manager: Payments), David Visser (Supervisor: Inventory) and Petro Wessels (Manager: Payroll).
Marelize de Lange
Director: Financial Planning
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).
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
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.)