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Welcome to the Da Vinci Institute: School of Business Leadership

Current Students


Da Vinci Policies

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Moodle e-Learning Platform

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The online resources available to you will assist you in your research and assignments that you may receive. Click here.

Evaluation Online

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Student OnBoarding guide

Student contract

Please take note of the following attachments

Notice of intent to submit

Dissertation / Thesis guidelines

Ethics Application guidelines

Ethical Clearance Application Form

Conducting Ethical Research

Supervisors permission to submit form


What is Plagiarism?

According to Merriam Webster (2017), plagiarism is defined as “the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.” As an academic institution, The Da Vinci Institute is committed to raising awareness to students about the importance of submitting their own and original work.  In this context, a lack of paraphrasing, incorrect referencing and a lack of referencing constitutes plagiarism.

How can Da Vinci help you!

The Institute assists students in their understanding of what constitutes plagiarism, the levels of plagiarism and how to paraphrase and reference correctly, in the following ways:

Harvard Referencing guide

Professional writing guide

The plagiarism policy

The documents above are found under the “important documents” on Moodle. Kindly contact your Programme Convener if you require any information or assistance accessing any of the above documents.

Strive for originality!


For any further information please contact

Prof Krishna Govender, Vice Principal: Research and Strategic Engagements:krishna@davinci.ac.za

Lebohang Mokoena, Head of Programme: lebohang@davinci.ac.za

Raymond Toga, Programme Coordinator – Higher Certificate/Diploma students: raymond@davinci.ac.za

Niradna Bechoo, Programme Coordinator – Bachelor students: Niradna@davinci.ac.za  

Rinaka Moodliar, Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: Rinaka@davinci.ac.za

Tumi Pitsie, Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: tumi@davinci.ac.za


The purpose of student representatives, as part of the Da Vinci governance structures, should strive to:

  • Cultivate a healthy student culture that enriches student life, supports quality of education and promotes the participation of every Da Vinci student
  • Embrace the vision, mission and strategic plan of The Institute, through, amongst other things, the development of plans and goals by the students he/she represents
  • Embrace the code of conduct and values of The Institute
  • Respect differences that arise due to socio-economic status, sponsors, race, gender, culture, religion, age and politics. Kindly refer to the comprehensive list set out in clause 9(3) (entitled “Equality” ) of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996
  • Commit to exemplary student leadership, aim to encourage academic excellence and promote equality of opportunities through efficient and transparent governance

Siddiah has held various posts in the Learning and Development (L&D) and the Human Capital space, ranging from being an Instructional Designer, Learning Consultant and Project Manager before branching into Business to incorporate Business Management to L&D and Human Capital, in the business sphere, she has held positions such as a Business Development Manager, Relationship Manager, Regional General Manager and Strategic Account Manager.

Russel has experience across IT operations, client relationship management, IT service management, business intelligence, and data warehousing and over 25 years’ experience in banking IT. Major achievements include the implementation of a service management platform, data warehouse, and IT-focused BI platform for the entire FirstRand group. With a passion for data, Russel loves disruptive technologies and solutions that drive innovation and challenge the status quo.

Marie is currently a Product Development Specialist at OpenServe, a Division of Telkom SA. She has had repeated success driving organisational productivity through effective management of end-to-end product development, with the application of strategy techniques, business understanding, sales and marketing initiatives, relationship management, business planning, business processes, products and service design and development.

Dan is an educator/facilitator and works mostly in the leadership and coaching domains in both academia and the corporate world.

 Imraan is currently a Channel Manager at FNB Contact Centre and has been with FNB for the past 5 years.   Imraan’s roles include leading people and creating campaigns as well as coordinating processes and managing stakeholders.  Imraan helps stakeholders to launch campaigns and works closely with the call centre operations departments to achieve and exceed sales targets.

Russell is fully conversant in many aspects of banking with extensive experience developed as Senior Operations Manager, Senior Area Sales Manager, New Business coordinator, Business Development Officer(CTM), Sales Coordinator, Foreign Exchange Specialist, Front Line Officer, ATM Custodian, Teller, Foreign Teller and other administrative duties. He joined the Finance/banking sector in 1996 where he initially began his career in a Front line position on enquiries progressing to other complex banking functions.

What Our Students Say

Muhammed Sha
Master’s Graduate

“…My experience at Da Vinci opened my mind to the idea that knowledge is a constant journey. It is humbling to realise that my knowledge is only a drop in the ocean and that an entire world of education and learning awaits me. This learning experience has enhanced not just my educational capabilities but also provided new perceptions and an appreciation for the opportunities that await me.”

Patrick Morgan
Master’s Graduate

“My academic journey was long and not without any obstacles along the way, but it transformed me to look at the world from an innovative perspective. I have learned a lot during my time at Da Vinci, especially with regards to “Systems Thinking” and to find your own way, but also to be able to substantiate, articulate and to defend your argument. I am both honored and humbled to have completed my MSc (Management of Technology and Innovation) at Da Vinci. The knowledge and skills gained during my academic journey are priceless.”

Carl Nolan
Master’s Graduate

“… My learning journey was awesome, amazing as it is different from a traditional Master’s programme and the way of being and teaching and co-creating utilizing a mode 2 approach. “…If you want to undertake this learning journey I would say you need to be remarkable! Take advantage of opportunities to study, set goals, make a positive difference, aim to make South Africa great.”

Cornelis van der Walt
Master’s Graduate

“…the Master’s program at Da Vinci was a wonderful experience, and I feel privileged to have been a part of this incredible journey together with Da Vinci. It is a life changing experience that will influence my private and working life going forward.”

Higher Certificate
Over age 35