Outcome: Independent investigation into the drowning of Thabang Makhoang at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University
Institutional Office – The report of the independent investigation conducted by Advocates Lourens de Koning (SC) and Vusi Pikoli into the tragic death of a first-year student on 21 January 2012 at the Potchefstroom Campus was finalised and presented to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Theuns Eloff, on 15 March 2012. During a meeting of the Council Executive on 20 March, a decision was taken that the report be tabled at an extraordinary Council meeting on 30 March.
After deliberation, the report as well as the recommendations were accepted by Council. Council also expressed their appreciation for the comprehensive nature of the investigation and the resulting report. The terms of reference of the committee conducting the independent investigation were as follows: