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Students who have not previously received an academic discontinuation may submit an electronic appeal at the start of the 2019 academic year.

The URL to submit the online appeal will be activated at the beginning of December.

More information to follow.     

The University of Johannesburg's College of Business and Economics (CBE) was launched on 1 July 2017. 

The College of Business and Economics is strategically positioned in Johannesburg to be at the centre of regeneration in Africa through socio-economic transformation.

The College continues to offer a range of exciting programmes, enhancing the profile of management education in Africa, as well as globally, contributing to the University of Johannesburg's vision of promoting Pan-Africanism.

The College emerged from the former Faculty of Management and the former Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, since the University's ambition and ability to drive socio-economic transformation aligns well with global best-practice in business and economics education.

The new structure enables the combination of substantial and well-established programmes serving both the private and public sector which will enhance the synergies that exist amongst the various disciplines in the legacy Faculties.



Prof Llewellyn Leonard, Vice Dean: Research, College of Business and Economics

Please join me in congratulating Prof Llewellyn Leonard who was appointed as the first Vice Dean: Research of the College of Business and Economics.          

He holds a MSc Civil Engineering and a PhD from Kings College, University of London. 

His research interests include environmental justice; sustainability; environment (industrial risks, climate change); democracy and governance; civil society-state-industry relations; social movements; transnational environmental accountability; global justice movements; and political ecology/economy.Llewellyn’s focus will be on implementing the CBE strategic plan for research and postgraduate studies.

This extensive portfolio emphasises:

  • 6% postgraduate growth year-on-year
  • Coordinating key strategic investments into postgraduate student and staff support, internationalisation and decolonisation in the PG portfolio
  • Excellent governance
  • Growing external research funding
  • Postgraduate throughput
  • Promoting research output and impact
  • Related talent development
  • Streamlining and enrichment and of the postgraduate programme qualification mix with research methodologies and technologies
Prof Sivan Chetty, Vice Dean: Teaching & Learning, College of Business and Economics

Please join me in congratulating Prof Sivan Chetty who was appointed as the first Vice Dean: Teaching & Learning of the College of Business and Economics. 

He is an economist holding a BEd, BCom, BCom Hons, MCom (cum laude) and a DCom (RAU). 

Prof Chetty has served as the Vice Dean of the legacy Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences since 2007 and contributes a wealth of experience and organisational memory.       

Sivan’s focus will be on implementing the CBE strategic plan for teaching and learning. 

This extensive portfolio includes:

  • CEP innovation and growth
  • Challenges with first year dropout and graduate throughput
  • Directing investments into teaching and learning technologies and decolonisation
  • Excellent governance
  • Related talent development
  • Undergraduate student support
  • Widened access and streamlining of the UG Programme Qualification Mix


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