Profile of the College Council


Dolly Stemela College of Cape Town Council

STEMELA, Dolly BN (Ms)

CHAIRPERSON of the College Council


Ms Stemela has been involved in Human Resources Management for many years.  In this regard she has been involved with several organisations and is currently the  Regional Senior Human Resource Manager for the Post Office in the Western Cape.  She takes a keen interest in, amongst other Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Employee Wellness, Organisational Development and Labour Relations.  She is furthermore associated with a number of national organisations, where she serves in leadership positions. She is the current chairperson for Western Cape IPM.  She holds an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and is currently pursuing further studies in Labour Law at the Stellenbosch University.

Alexander Abercrombie College of Cape Town Council


DEPUTY-CHAIRPERSON of the College Council


Mr Abercrombie is an attorney and a former Acting Judge of the High Court. He is currently a Consultant with the law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and an Executive Director at Grand Parade Investments Limited. He is also a sports enthusiast and chairs the Appeal Boards of both the South African Football Association and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport.

 Rene Alexander College of Cape Town Council



Ms Alexander holds an MBA degree and has 30 years’ experience in Information Systems, mostly in financial services.  She has fulfilled functions at  strategic and operational levels. She currently works as a business and process analyst in retail supply chain management.  Her passion is in the development of people.

 Wilfred Jackson College of Cape Town Council

JACKSON, Wilfred

*Observer Status*


Mr Jackson is a Chartered Accountant with work experience in the private and public sector.  He is the Chief Financial Officer of the College of Cape Town.  He is married and has three children.

 College of Cape Town Council member Mlami Magqwaka



Dr. Mlamli Magqwaka is a practicing architect and has been running his practice for the last 16 years.  He acquired his PhD in Architecture from the University of York in England in 1997.  He has a keen interest in the combination of academia with practice and would therefore like to play a role in making academic institutions more relevant to the practical needs of both the social and economic necessities of the population they are meant to service.  His other experiences range from having been a member of the Department of Public Works tender committee, as well as having been one of the pioneers of the IDT’s clinic building programme in the early 1990s.

 Siyabonga Mgolombane College of Cape Town Council



Mr Mgolombane has always been associated with the labour movement around the country. He also served as IF and Council member at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, currently doing research and education development as District Organiser with trade unions.

 Barry Mitchell College of Cape Town Council



He describes himself as a creative romantic at heart.  Having spent the bulk of his childhood traveling from City-to-City, he has developed a strong sense of societal needs and challenges. This eclectic background led him to commence a passion in academics, studying and teaching on a part-time basis whilst in the past predominately preoccupied with property and town planning. Most recently he has been engaged in community anthropology in the Western Cape.

 Basil Naicker College of Cape Town Council



Mr Naicker has been involved in a range of safety- and disaster-related responsibilities with several companies. At present he is the Acting Deputy Principal: Corporate Services.  In his role as Physical resources manager, he manages the Facilities, Physical Resources and the Health & Safety portfolios for the College of Cape Town. He also manages the Crawford Residence.  Mr Naicker represents the Support and Administrative Staff on the Council.

 Nqwenelwa Ncede College of Cape Town Council

NCEDE, Nqwenelwa (Ms)


Ms Ncede holds a degree Master of Technology:  Business Administration from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  She currently works for the Western Cape Education Department; Directorate Management Accounting as an Assistant Director: Budget Planning.  Her skills include management, strategic management, finance and administration, communication, human resources, technological, project management, research, data analysis and report writing.  She was previously a  Treasurer and is currently a Deputy Secretary of the NEHAWU branch: (WCED). She is a bona-fide member of the Anglican Church.  Her passion is to assist on the development and  growth of people in order to realise their potential. Her further interests in life is to hold a Doctorate degree and to be a successful business woman.

 College of Cape Town Tilly Reddy

REDDY, Tilly (Mrs)


Tilly Reddy is currently Deputy Principal: Academic Services at College of Cape Town. She has over 13 years’ experience at the College; including positions as Lecturer; Programme Manager and Academic Manager.  She has 13 years’ experience in the Corporate Sector, most of which has been in Financial Advisory Services.  Tilly holds a National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE); Certificate in Management Studies; National and International Diplomas in Health and Skin Care and a Certificate in Hairdressing. She is currently completing her MBA.

 Howard Smith College of Cape Town Council

SMITH, Howard G


Howard Glynn Smith BA(Arch.)(Bristol), Dipl.Arch.(Bristol), A.A.Dipl.Planning, MPhil(UCT) matriculated from SACS in Cape Town in 1965.  He studied architecture and planning in England and then worked in local government in England, specialising in building conservation, before returning to South Africa in 1994. He first worked for a development NGO and from 1996 until 2005 as Planner and Project Manager in the Property Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he also obtained part-time his Masters Degree in HIV-AIDS and Society (2004). Until recently a consultant, his commissions included the heritage oversight of repair and renovation contracts on Robben Island.

 Gary Thomas College of Cape Town Council



Mr Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department of College of Cape Town.  He has been employed at the College for 29 years during which time he was involved with various functional aspects such as Partnership Development, Strategic Planning and HR matters.  Gary has been appointed as external moderator for Umalusi and also currently represents College staff in the Provincial SADTU structures.

 Lana Van Der Westhuizen College of Cape Town Council



Ms Van der Westhuizen is currently Senior Regional Manager of Coastal Regions at the W&RSETA.  She started her career as a teacher at Milnerton High School and joined the then Cape College as a lecturer in 1991, after which he left her career in academics to join the W&RSETA in 2004.

She holds a BA Honours degree and a Teacher’s Diploma.  She was also awarded the Business Woman of the Year 2010 by the Association for Business Woman in the Corporate Category.

 Louis Van Niekerk College of Cape Town Council



Mr Van Niekerk has enjoyed a longstanding relationship in technical and vocational education. Qualifying as an artisan, he joined the educational profession and served in several positions with a number of educational institutions, which includes heading the former Western Province College.  He holds the following qualifications: NC:T, Teacher’s Diploma (Tech); B.Ed (UP); Hon-B (B&A) and an MBA (US). Mr Van Niekerk is the Principal of the College of Cape Town.