VUT APPOINTS AN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS CONSULTANT
By: Qhawekazi Memani – 18 August 2023
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has appointed Nangammbi Ndivhudzannyi as the new Employee Relations (ER) Consultant, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. Hailing from Gaba village outside Sibasa in Limpopo Province, Ndivhudzannyi’s journey has been characterized by her commitment to justice, fairness, and creating harmonious working environments.
After completing her National Diploma in Labor Relations at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in 2009, Ndivhudzannyi embarked on a journey that would see her excel in various sectors. She began her career at Siwela Attorneys in Pretoria for her internship, and in February 2011, she joined the National Democratic Alliance Workers Union, affiliated with Feuds, as a Union Official. Her responsibilities included organizing workers across sectors and representing them in labor-related matters.
In 2014, Ndivhudzannyi joined the South African Police Service (SAPS) as an ER specialist, working across Operational Response Services, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), and Protection Security Services. Her roles included conducting misconduct investigations, managing grievances, and facilitating conflict resolution. She continued her impressive journey by joining the Gauteng Department of Health in January 2021 as an Assistant Director of Labor Relations. Here, she managed functions such as ER, investigations, disciplinary hearings, and dispute resolution for multiple public service departments.
Recently, Ndivhudzannyi joined VUT a move she claims was driven by her determination to continuously advance her ER skills. Her key focus areas include addressing any labor-related matter that requires her attention. Adding to her accolades, she recently complemented her practical experience with a postgraduate qualification in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations from TUT, demonstrating her commitment to staying current in her field.
Speaking on her journey as an ER, she said, “My journey has been fueled by passion for justice and defending the voiceless. I value integrity and fairness and believe in maintaining harmonious working relationships while ensuring equality,” she said. Her approach to executing key responsibilities involves the principle “Audi Altar am Partem” – hearing the other side. She shared that, “this commitment to understanding helps her produce high-quality work that makes a meaningful impact.”
Outside of her professional pursuits, Ndivhudzannyi emphasizes the importance of physical and mental well-being. “I take exercise seriously, not just for its physical benefits but for maintaining mental health. In addition, drawing strength from her faith, she finds solace in worship and prayer.
Ndivhudzannyi’s aspirations for the University as it sets off on its journey of recovery emphasizes transparency, communication, and being open to ideas from all corners, recognizing that valuable insights can come from unexpected sources.
Welcome to the VUT Family, Nangammbi!!!