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The Council of the University is the highest decision making body within the University structure and is constituted according to the Higher Education Act, 1997, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Statute. Subject to the Act and this Statute, the Council governs the University.

COMPOSITION AND MEMBERSHIP:
The 30 member Council consists of executive officers, employees of the institution, student representatives, alumni and community members appointed following the approved University processes.

THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IS AS FOLLOWS:

Ministerial Appointees
  • Dr Mark Hay
  • Mr Sammy Mashita
  • Dr Letticia Moja
  • Ms Thobeka Njozela
  • Dr Maureen Tong (Vice-Chair)
Executive Members
  • Professor Nana Poku (Vice-Chancellor and Principal)
  • Professor Busisiwe Ncama (Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Head College of Health Sciences)
  • Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize (Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Head College of Humanities)
Senate Representatives
  • Professor Neil Koorbanally (Dean: Research College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science)
  • Professor Stephen Mutula (Dean & Head: School of Management, IT & Governance)
Academic Staff Representatives
  • Professor Colleen Aldous (School of Clinical Medicine)
  • Professor Gareth Amery (School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science)
SRC Representatives
  • Mr Nduduzo Zulu (SRCE President)
  • Mr Simphiwe Xulu (SRCE Secretary-General)
Support Staff Representatives
  • Mr Bhekithemba Dlamini (Student Governance & Leadership Development)
  • Mr Mandlenkosi Dlamini (Disability Support Unit, Student Services)
Appointed by the Council
  • Judge Jacqueline Henriques
  • Professor Rachmond Howard
  • Dr Andrew Johnson
  • Ms Elizabeth Maepa
  • Mr Moerane Maimane
  • Mr Nicholas Motsatse
  • Ms Khomotso Mthimunye (Chair)
  • Dr McLean Sibanda
  • Dr Sibongiseni Tunzelana
  • Mr Andrè D Young
  • Vacant
In Attendance
  • Dr Kathy Cleland (Registrar and Secretary to Council)
  • Ms Nontuthuko Mbhele (Chief Finance Officer)
  • Ms Normah Zondo (Executive Director: Corporate Relations)
  • Ms Prem Chetty (Head of Committees)
Convocation Representatives
  • Mr Mandlenkosi Patrick Kumalo
  • Mr Thabani W Mkhize
  • Dr Qiniso Mlita