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How Unisa fired its finance head after he ‘rescued’ the university

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Former Unisa principal and vice-chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya.
Former Unisa principal and vice-chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya.


Explosive details have emerged about how Unisa instituted a private arbitration to fire its chief financial officer Phumlani Zwane last year, even though he had allegedly rescued the university from total financial collapse.

The details surfaced ahead of a review application lodged by Unisa against a Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruling that found in favour of Zwane in December.

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