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 Governance Structure -Institutional

    

The governance structure of the university is represented in the following hierarhichal tree.

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COUNCIL

Composition:

 

  • The Rector
  • The Vice-Rectors
  • Five (5) persons appointed by the Minister of Education
  • Two (2) members of the Senate (elected by the Senate)
  • One (1) academic employee (not being a member in terms of 4.), elected by academic employees
  • One (I) non-academic employee (not being a member in terms of 4.), elected by the non-academic employees
  • Two (2) students (not being members in terms of 4.), elected by the Students' Representative Council
  • Two (2) donors
  • One (1) member of the Council of the City of Cape Town (elected by the Council)
  • Two (2) members of the convocation
  • One (1) member of organised business in the Western Cape province (elected by organised business)
  • One (1) member of organised business in the Republic of South Africa (elected by organised business)
  • One (1) member of organised labour in the Western Cape province (elected by organised labour)
  • One (1) member of organised labour in the Republic of South Africa (elected by organised labour)
  • One (1) person designated by the premier of the Western Cape province
  • A minimum of four (4) to a maximum of six (6) additional persons as may be determined by Council

Functions:

The control, governance and executive authority of the University is vested in Council, which has particular responsibility for:

 

  • Strategic governance
  • Financial governance
  • Staff matters
  • Staff and student discipline
  • The language and admission policies of the University

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Composition:

 

  • The Chairperson of Council
  • The Vice-Chairperson of Council
  • Two (2) members of the council (not being employees or students of the University, elected by Council)
  • The Rector
  • A Vice-Rector
  • One (I) of the representatives of Senate on Council (designated by Senate)
  • The academic employee on Council 8. The non-academic employee on Council
  • One (1) of the students on Council
  • A maximum of three (3) other members of Council (not being employees or students of the University), if Council so decides

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SENATE

Composition:

 

  • The Rector
  • The Vice-Rectors
  • Two (2) members of Council, elected by Council
  • The Deans
  • The Registrar
  • The Executive Directors
  • The Visiting, Extraordinary and Honorary professors (as decided upon by Council on the recommendation of Senate)
  • The Directors of the different schools, centres and institutes (as decided upon by Council on the recommendation of Senate)
  • The Chairpersons of the different academic departments or similar academic structures
  • The professors of the University
  • Eight (8) other academic employees (elected by the academic employees), at least one from each faculty
  • Eight (8) non-academic employees (elected by the non-academic employees)
  • Eight (8) students (elected by the Students' Representative Council), at least one from each faculty
  • The University librarian
  • A maximum of eight (8) more persons, as Council on the recommendation of Senate decides upon

Functions:

Senate is responsible, and accountable to Council, for the general academic and research functions of the University, including:

 

  • The superintendence and regulation of instruction and research
  • The organisation and control of the curricula, syllabi and examinations
  • performing other functions delegated or assigned to it by Council

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SENATE

Composition:

 

  • The Rector
  • The Vice-Rectors
  • The Registrar
  • The Executive Directors
  • The Deans
  • The Director for Lifelong Learning
  • One (1) academic representative from Senate
  • One (1) non-academic representative from Senate
  • One (1) student representative from Senate
  • A maximum of two (2) other members of Senate

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INSTITUTIONAL FORUM

Composition:

 

  • Three (3) representatives of Management
  • Three (3) representatives of Senate
  • Three (3) representatives of Council
  • Three (3) representatives of the academic employees
  • Three (3) representatives of the non-academic employees
  • Three (3) representatives of the students, elected by the Students' Representative Council
  • A maximum of four (4) additional persons (not being employees or students of the University)

Functions:

To advise Council on issues affecting the University, including:

 

  • The implementation of the Higher Education Act and state policy on higher education
  • policy regarding race, gender, disability and labour equity
  • The selection of candidates for senior management positions
  • Codes of conduct, mediation and dispute resolution procedures
  • Fostering of a culture which promotes tolerance and respect for fundamental human rights and creates an appropriate environment for teaching, research and learning

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MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Composition:

 

  • The Rector
  • The Vice-Rectors
  • The Registrar
  • The Executive Directors
  • Such persons as may be determined by Council after consultation with the Rector and Senate

Functions:

The Management Committee controls, manages and administers the University from day to day and:

 

  • Takes decisions subject to policy and other decisions taken by Council and Senate
  • In the event of urgency takes any decision in the interest of the University, provided that it immediately informs the chairpersons of Council, and the Institutional Forum Composition

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