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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Governance


Council

Overview

The Council governs the University and is constituted according to the provision of the Higher Education Act, 1997, and the University of Cape Town Statute.

Its responsibilities include determining the mission, objectives, goals, strategies and policies for the progress of the institution. It must also ensure an environment conducive to efficient, effective, economical and ethical attainment of these goals.

In addition, it has the responsibility of maintaining and ensuring a financially secure, healthy and viable environment and accounting for all decisions taken at UCT, including the submission of the required reports and documents to the Minister of Education.

Ultimate Accountability

The Council of an institution, its Senate and vice-chancellor through the Council, are accountable for their actions to the State through the Minister of Education.

Composition

The 30-member Council consists of the executive officers, other employees of the institution, students and persons not members of staff or students of the institution (who must be at least 60% of the total membership), appointed by a wide range of parties.

Members of Council

The Council membership for the period 01 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 is recorded below. The term of appointment is four years unless stated otherwise.

Ex Officio (5) 1. Dr M Price (Vice-Chancellor)
2. Prof S Klopper (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
3. Prof A Mall (Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
4. Prof F Petersen (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
5. Prof D Visser (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

Ministerial appointees (3) 6. Ms S Barsel
7. Ms R Omar
8. Mr S Pityana (Chairperson)

Members elected by Convocation (6) 9. Mr N Arendse SC
10. Ms DJ Budlender (Deputy Chairperson)
11. Dr S Manjra
12. Adv N Mayosi
13. Dr H Raubenheimer
14. Prof S Zinn

Academic and professional administrative & support staff (PASS) elected members (2) 15. A/Prof E Ramugondo (Academic)
16. Mr T Ngcingwana (PASS)

Members elected by Senate (3) 17. Professor B Mayosi
18. Professor T Moultrie
19. Mr JA Rousseau

Members elected by donors(2) 20. Mr E Davids
21. Ms D Yach

Nominee of Cape Town City Council (1) 22. Cllr M Kleinschmidt

Nominee of the Premier of the Western Cape (1) 23. Dr M Cardo MP

Appointed by the Appointments Committee of Council (5) 24. Mr A Jakoet
25. Ms B Makalima-Ngewana
26. Ms T Mokgabudi
27. Mr B Zwane
28. Ms B Ngonyama

Appointed by the SRC (2) 29. Mr C Chungu (to 31.10.2016)
30. Mr R Moseli (to 31.10.2016)

Information supplied by:
Marius Lund
Office of the Registrar
Tel: +27 21 650 4004

Information updated by:
Denise Benjamin
Tel: +27 21 650 2187

Updated: 20 July 2016

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