Raphoto is new ED for human resources

25 June 2008 | Story by Helen Théron

Charles Raphoto
Going up: Khotso Raphoto takes the helm as executive director of the Human Resources Department on 1 August, succeeding Dave van Eeden who has been redeployed to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

The director of Student Housing and Residence Life, Khotso Raphoto, takes the reins as executive director of the Human Resouces Department on 1 August. He succeeds Dave van Eeden who joined UCT in August 2001. Van Eeden has been redeployed in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

Raphoto, a human resources specialist, took the helm of Student Housing and Residence Life at the beginning of May last year.

Born in Soweto, he graduated (BSocSc) from Rhodes University in 1993. He returned to Johannesburg to complete the Management Advancement Programme at the Wits Business School. In 2001 he obtained an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria.

Before joining UCT, Raphoto was a human resources excecutive for NCP Chlorchem and a human resources consultant. Previous positions include group HR director for Smollan Holdings, and HR executive for Barloworld and the South African Breweries. He was a member of the governing board of the Chemical Studies Education and Training Authority.

The UCT HR department employs 62 people.

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