About Us

The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO), located in the Research and Postgraduate Studies Division, addresses  the following:

  • Priorities for the strategic positioning of the University in relation to regional and global dynamics;
  • Support for local and international linkages that will advance selected priority fields of study and other strategic priorities at Wits;
  • Strategic dimensions of the Wits study abroad programme;
  • Database of local and international linkages;
  • Support for a cross-portfolio committee whose function will be to formulate, monitor and review strategy on local partnerships and internationalization as well as related policies and protocols;
  • Intelligence on the most promising opportunities locally and internationally, especially in terms of potential partners and funding opportunities;
  • Support for the development of local strategic partnerships and international relationships, including international profiling, marketing, PR, fundraising and alumni relations, in collaboration with other relevant Advancement functional areas;
  • Strategic assistance to Faculties, the Research Office, and the Student Enrolment Centre in the recruitment of international postgraduate students.

SPO is located on the Ground Floor of Senate House (former Wits International Office).

SPO Staff and Contact Details

Dr Mahomed Moolla
Manager: Strategic Partnerships Office (ISPO)                                                                              
Tel +27 11 717 9731
Fax +27 11 717 9733

Mrs Alison Simons
Programmes and Projects Co-ordinator 
Tel +27 11 717 4306
Fax2Email +27 86 521 5904

Mrs Nancy Law Rametse
Administrative Officer
Tel +27 11 717 9735
Fax2Email: +27 86 553 3127

Miss Elizabeth Maseko
Administrative Assistant
Tel +27 11 717 1067
Fax +27 11 717 1059