Our People

Benjamin van Rooyen
General Manager

Benjamin van Rooyen has a postgraduate qualification and is an alumnus of Lyceum College. He also studied at the University of North Florida in USA and is an expert in crash reconstruction. With more than 15 years of experience in the higher education landscape, he has successfully launched many new and exciting programmes in Lyceum’s specialised fields of training. He leads a team of more than 80 highly experienced academics, who have been hand-picked for their expertise and knowledge in their fields of specialisation. Benjamin believes that students deserve the best possible service, and he will go to great lengths to ensure that this philosophy is practiced in the academic team.

Henry Francis (Hamish) Fynn
Faculty Head : Fleet & Operations

Hamish has over 40 years of experience in education and training.  He started his career as a high school teacher of physical science and has since gained industrial experience at academic management, training and development management and operations management levels for national and international companies within the educational industry. He has also been a part of designing and establishing various projects which established centres of learning in townships and other projects for the National Department of Education where he developed unit standard based qualifications and programmes for a range of SETAs and business clients. In October 2010 he was appointed as head of the School of Business Studies at Lyceum College.  In February 2016 he was asked to take over as Head of School of Fleet and Logistics Management. Hamish holds a B.Sc., Higher Diploma in Education (post graduate) and a B.Ed degree from the University of Natal (now part of KZN University), a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Chemistry Education from the University of York (U.K.) and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA.

Bathabile Mokgwatjana
Faculty Head: Education
Highest qualification: Bed (Hons) in Education Management and Policy.

Bathabile has 25 years’ experience in teaching High School, as well as having compiled learners’ study material. She has been a member of the Examination Boards Committee from 2007 to 2008. She holds a Secondary Teacher’s Diploma and is currently busy completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Education and Psychology.

Phumelele Mbatha
Workplace Integrated Learning Coordinator

Phumelele studied through Mentor Business College and obtained diplomas in Personnel Management, Public Relations and Business Administration Management. These programmes equipped her with organisational, planning, problem solving, time management and communication skills. She joined Lyceum College in August 2005 as the Exams and Logistics Clerk. Being passionate about her work as well as working with students, she then went on to become Venue Coordinator. Phume is currently the WIL Coordinator for the Diploma in Grade R Teaching.

Eunice Lukhombo
Assessment Manager

Eunice started working at the College in 1997 as an Administrative Clerk, and was promoted to a Personal Assistant in May 2002. Eunice’s years of experience at the College saw her taking the lead as the Assessment Supervisor in January 2006. Her skills in the Assessment Department then allowed her to assume the role of Editorial Planner. She was promoted to Head of the Assessment Department and assumes all operational responsibilities.

Our Commitment

The Lyceum College team is committed to providing practical learning opportunities at affordable prices in a medium that suits your lifestyle.

We provide quality student service by offering courses that are innovative and flexible. We strive to provide each student with a qualification that will empower them and enhance their career prospects.

Our Education Provider Status

Lyceum is a fully accredited and registered institution of higher learning. Its programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Details of Lyceum College’s institutional and programme accreditation status are available upon request.

History of Lyceum College in South Africa

Lyceum Advancement College was founded in 1917, and has a proud history of providing higher education distance learning in South Africa. We were renamed Lyceum College (Pty) Ltd in 2003. Over the years, we have empowered over 800,000 students to achieve their career goals, combining high quality education with flexible delivery and an innovative approach.

Why Choose Us

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Lyceum College is registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 and accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registration number: 2001/HE07/011.


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