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Vuyiswa Doo appointed to SU Council
Author: Nicolette Dirk
Published: 13/07/2021

Ms Vuyiswa Doo, former human resources (HR) manager of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, has been appointed as a member of the Stellenbosch University (SU) Council. She will serve until 23 May 2025, being one of five Council members appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation in terms of the SU Statute.

“I feel honoured to have been appointed to the SU Council and am aware of the significance and responsibility of the role,” she says. “At the end of the day, my contribution to Council will be driven by an understanding of the importance of inclusive education to individuals’ and our country’s development. The role of educational institutions such as SU cannot be overstated. To me, this is an exciting new endeavour.” 

Doo holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a BA Hons in Policy making and Administration from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She served as a member of the executive team of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation from 2013 to 2017, where she contributed to organisational strategy, improved management’s understanding of HR systems, and built HR capacity. Prior to that, she facilitated a review of the organisation’s business model and established integrated HR systems and processes. 

Doo previously served on the University of Cape Town’s council and held non-executive directorships at the Triangle Project, Wola Nani, Sasol Inzalo and Action Volunteers Africa, where she chaired the board from 2013 to 2020.

Fellow ministerial appointments Mr Anthony Dietrich and Ms Ziyanda Stuurman have been reappointed to the SU Council until 23 May and 12 July 2025, respectively. Council has also reappointed Mr Dietrich to its Language Committee until 31 December 2022.