Our People

Benjamin van Rooyen

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.

Reon van der Westhuizen
Head of School: Public Safety 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 later was appointed as the Head of Public Safety Studies. He holds a B. Tech in Policing and is currently still involved in furthering his postgraduate studies in law.

Felix Makunda
Head of School: Business Studies

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 Business Studies, Felix was the Head of the Fleet and Logistics Management School. He holds his Master of Commerce and other professional qualifications
which include CIS and advanced CIMA studies.

Henry Francis (Hamish) Fynn
Head of School: Fleet and Logistics Management.

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
Head of School: Education Sciences
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.

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.

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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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