AMTC STAFF
Karl du Preez
Mr Karl du Preez
Position: Principal Lecturer
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Room: E022
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3644
Fax: 27 41 504 9644
Email: karl.dupreez@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MTech (Mech Eng)
Responsibilities: Director: AMTC

Professor Theo van Niekerk
Professor Theo van Niekerk
Position: Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3103
Fax: 27 41 504 1930
Email: theo.vanNiekerk@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DTech Electrical Engineering; BSc Electrical Engineering

Mr Howard Theunissen
Mr Howard Theunissen
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Marine Engineering
Room: E22A
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2011
Fax: 27 41 504 1558
Email: howard.theunissen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: M Tech (Mechanical Engineering), Certificate in Naval Architecture (Lloyds Maritime Academy)
Expertise: Marine Engineering
Responsibilities: Head of Department (Acting): Marine Engineering

Ms Meera Naidoo
Ms Meera Naidoo
Position: Project Manager merSETA Chair in ED
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3464
Email: Meera.Naidoo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Com Economics and Business Management

René
Mrs René Pittaway
Position: SLP & Funded Projects Co-ordinator
Department: Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre (AMTC)
Room: E0024
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041-504 3092
Email: rene.pittaway@mandela.ac.za
Expertise: Project management
Responsibilities: AMTC & Marine SLP training & funded projects co-ordinator

Saadiqap
Ms Saadiqah Pandie
Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre (AMTC)
Room: E-Block Room-24
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041- 504 3237
Fax: 041 504 9244
Email: Saadiqa.Pandie@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Ndip Public Relations Management
Expertise: Public Relations Management
Responsibilities: Administration

Jandj
Mr. Jan de Jongh
Position: Lab Technologist
Department: Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre (AMTC)
Room: 007E
Location: North Campus
Phone: 072 3877 955
Email: Jan.DeJongh@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Tech Mechanical
Responsibilities: Project Management

Russell  Phillips
Prof Russell Phillips
Position: Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Room: E7G
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3609
Fax: 27 41 504 9609
Email: russell.phillips@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: D Tech (Mech Eng), M Dip Tech (Mech Eng) (PET)
Expertise: Composite structures, Aircraft systems design, Renewable Energy

Bavuyile Mbatha
Ms Bavuyile Mbatha
Position: Project Manager
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Room: E0024
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041-504 3959
Email: Bavuyile.Mbatha@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Political Science & BA Hons Public Administration
Expertise: Project Management
Responsibilities: The Manager the ISFAP bursary