Our People

Benjamin van Rooyen
Academic 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.

Andre Roets
Head of School: Public Safety Studies

Andre has 22 years of experience in the field of traffic and metropolitan policing, and 13 years of lecturing experience in the same field. When he joined Lyceum in 2007, he held the rank of Chief Superintendent. His qualifications include a National Diploma in Traffic Science, a Bachelors Degree in Police Science and an Honours Degree in Police Science, which was obtained with distinction. He also has completed numerous other short courses.

Reon van der Westhuizen
Head of School: Business Studies

Reon served as a commissioned operational officer in the Internal Stability and Operational Response Division of the South African Police Services. He has more than 10 years of experience in the South African police training and development environment and served as the Head of Specialised Training at the Crime Combating Unit in Pretoria. He represented the Operational Response Service Training Division on a national and international level, and has extensive experience in crowd management, high risk tactics and crime combating operations. He was appointed as senior lecturer for the School of Public Safety at Lyceum College in 2009 and took up the position of Assessment Manager at Lyceum in 2011. In 2014, he was appointed as the Head of School for Business Studies and is currently still involved in furthering his postgraduate studies in law.

Felix Makunda
Head of School: Fleet and Logistics Management

Felix has over 10 years of industrial management experience at branch management and general management levels for national and international companies. He has been in higher education lecturing for the past five years. Prior to his appointment as Head of the School of Fleet and Logistics Management, Felix was the senior lecturer in the School of Business Studies. He holds his Master of Commerce and other professional qualifications which include CIS and advanced CIMA studies.

Bathabile Mokgwatjana
Head of School: Education Sciences

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.

Kimberley Rowan
Quality Assurance Manager

Kimberley Rowan is the Quality Assurance Manager for Lyceum College. She has seven years’ experience in FET Education, having taught Physical Science and Mathematics. She holds a BSC Degree in Natural Sciences from RAU. She assumes responsibility for the full spectrum of regulatory compliance.

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.

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