The Convocation consists of former students (alumni) who have obtained a degree or diploma from the NWU or its predecessors, as well as all current members of the University’s permanent staff.
Membership can only be obtained through a formal application and payment of the prescribed fee of R50 for lifelong membership. It is a statutory body of the NWU, meaning it is recognised in the University’s statute as part of the formal governance framework.
The purpose of the Convocation is to promote the well-being of the NWU by safeguarding its image, traditions and interests and by serving as a bridge between members of the Convocation and the University. The Convocation is represented on the University Council and also works closely with other structures such as the Alumni Association that promotes interaction between the University and its alumni.
Please click here to read the section of the NWU Statute that refers to the Convocation (refer to pages 25 – 27).
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM THE RANKS OF THE NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY’S CONVOCATION
According to paragraph 35(1) of the Statute of the North-West University (NWU), every graduate of the University or its predecessors is eligible to be nominated to become a member of the NWU Council and to vote in an election of such Council members in accordance with paragraph 38.
The first term of a NWU Council member, Adv Dr TJ Kruger SC, previously elected from the ranks of the Convocation in 2014, will expire on 27 March 2017. Adv Kruger has not made himself available for re-election.
Adv TJ Kruger, previously elected from the ranks of the Convocation on 18 December 2014 resigned from Council on 22 September 2016.
Members of the North-West University Convocation are hereby invited to nominate two eligible persons in terms of the Statute, paragraph 35(1).
Click here for the relevant documentation - the process opens on 10 March 2017.