UWC Statute (GG41887) 2018
The new UWC Statute was approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Training and was Gazetted on 7 September 2018.
Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2, 2000), PAIA
The stated objective of the Act is to promote a culture of transparency and accountability in public and private bodies by giving effect to the right of access to information, as well as to actively promote a society in which the people of South Africa have effective access to information to enable them fully and thoroughly exercise and protect their rights. The Act determines that a requester must be given access to the record of a public body if the requester complies with all the procedural requirements of the Act relating to a request for that record, and if access to that record is not denied on any grounds of refusal as stated in the Act.
In compliance with the Legal Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2, 2000), PAIA, the requestor of such information can now complete an online form by clicking on the following link PAIA.
The Act requires all public and private bodies to compile manuals that would give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by these bodies and required for the exercise or protection of any rights, or other connected matters.
To download the Manual for the Promotion of Access to Information Act of the university please click one of the links provided below:
To download the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2, 2000), please click one of the links provided below:
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CouncilThe Council of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the highest governing structure of the university and is responsible for overall governance, in terms of the Higher Education Act and the Statute of the institution.
The Council is therefore responsible for oversight of UWC’s financial affairs, affairs relating to quality instruction and proper evaluation of students, its general reputation and standing within South Africa and the rest of the world, and for the maintenance of good order in the affairs of the institution. As the highest governing body of the institution, Council must ensure that the institution sustains the confidence of the public and of the State.
Its responsibilities include the appointment of the senior management, which is made up of the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Rectors (or Deputy Vice-Chancellors), the Registrar, Executive Directors and academic Deans; approving all policies; and oversight of compliance within the higher education regulatory framework. The Rector and Vice-Chancellor and his management team are responsible for the management and general operations of the university, and are accountable to the Council.
Click here for the Code of Conduct for Council and Members of Council.
The Chancellor of UWC is Archbishop Thabo Makgoba who is serving his third term. The Chancellor is the titular head of a university and is responsible for conferring degrees at the university’s graduation ceremonies.
- Prof. T Pretorius (Rector & Vice-Chancellor)
- Prof. V Lawack (DVC: Academic)
- Prof. J Frantz (DVC: Research & Innovation)
- Prof. P Dube (DVC: Student Development & Support)
- Ms X Daku
- Ms C Hess (Vice-Chairperson)
- Ms N Mbulawa
- Ms C Subhanni
- Dr A Padyachee
- Prof M Isaacs
- Mr S Jassiem
- Ms S Masango
- Mr B Mazingi
- Dr R Adam
- Mr C Prins
- Mr P Mshumi
- Mr B Mpambani
- Ms M Shongwe
- Ms H Wessels
- Cllr A Van der Rheede
- Mr R Menell
- Mr M Parks
- Mr R Miller
- Mr Z Menze
- Adv. N Bawa
- Ms Y Forbes (Chairperson)
- Mr T Lamati
- Mr B Khan
- Judge N Erasmus
- Ambassador E Rasool