Prof Songca is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Previously he served at the University of Zululand, and prior to that at Walter Sisulu University in the same capacity. Prior to this, he was the overall coordinator for the turn-around framework projects, and prior, he was the executive dean of the faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Walter Sisulu University. He qualified with a PhD from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, in organic chemistry with a medicinal slant and has experience in this area spanning over three decades. He has attracted several research grants, so far in excess of R70 million from NRF, SAAVI, DTPS, Anglo American, DeBeers, Sentrachem and others. He has read more than 90 conference papers and published more than 110 articles in both local and international Journals and books. He has 25 years of experience lecturing chemistry at five different universities 1983-2008. He is married to Reverend Nokulunga Patricia Songca, a friend, partner and ally of great influence for 38 years.