Policies and Rules



The following protocol has been approved by the University Management Committee:

1.  Planning events and inviting dignitaries and political parties to address NWU audiences

     - Application form to host an event or function on the premises, spaces or in buildings of the NWU

Policies & Rules 

The following policies have been approved by the NWU Council (listed by category):


Policies on governance processes and provided for by legislation
Rules for the Appointment of Office Bearers
Rules for the Nomination, Election, Designation and Appointment of Council Members
Rules for the Institutional Forum
Policy and Rules for the Awarding of a Chancellor's Medal
Policy and Rules for the Awarding of Honorary Doctorates
Policy and Rules for Honorary Naming
Policy and Rules on Gatherings, Demonstrations and Picketing
Constitution of the Convocation of the NWU
Constitution of the Students' Representative Council of the NWU
Rules of the Student Campus Councils of the Campuses of the NWU
Policy on Governance Oversight and Management Control
Policy on the Management of Intellectual Property at the NWU
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Smoking Policy
Policy on Delegations, Assignment and Agency
Policies on general management processes
Human Rights Policy
Internationalisation Policy
Policy and Rules on conflict of interest and on declaration of interest and of gifts
Language Policy
Quality Policy
Policy on the Generation and Approval of Rules, Policies and Procedures
Policy on Academic Integrity
Archives, Museums and Special Collections Policy
Library and Information Services Policy
Policy on the report of maladministration and irregularities and the protection of disclosure  (procedure and forms to be completed for reporting purposes form part of the policy)
Records Management Policy
Policies on human resources (People and Culture)
Employee Relations Policy
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Policy on staff assessments
Policy on non-standard employment
Policy on prevention and combatting of trafficking in persons
Remuneration Policy
Policy on Staff Learning and Development
Policy on the Promotion of Academic Employees
Performance Management Policy
Organisational Development Policy
Employment Equity Policy
Policy on Employees Living with Disabilities
Primary Health Care Policy
Employee Wellness Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Policies on finances
Policy on Delegations
Financial Policy
Procurement Policy
Schedule of Authorisation Levels
Policies on facilities

Infrastucture Management Policy

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy

Policies on branding, marketing and communication
Alumni Relations Policy
Brand Policy
Communication Policy (communication, media, social media)
Development and Fundraising Policy
Policies on students administration and affairs
Admissions Policy
General Academic Rules
Policy on Students with Disabilities
Policy on Student Discipline
Policies on teaching-learning
Policy on Continuing Education
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy (to be read in conjunction with the Rules for Teaching, Learning and Assessment)
Please also see the Policy on Academic Integrity  under General Management Processes above
Policies on research and innovation
Policy for the Management of Research and Innovation Contracts and External Investment / Stakeholding
Policy on Joint and Double Degrees at Masters and Doctoral Level with Foreign Universities
Research Ethics Policy
Rules for the Awarding of the Institutional Research Excellence Awards (IREA)
Rules for the Classification of Thesis and Dissertations
Rules for the Innovation Awards for researcher/s and staff members at the NWU
Rules for the S2A3 bronze medal for students
Rules for the Vice-Chancellor medal for Masters students
Research and Innovation Policy
Research Infrastructure Policy
Higher Degrees Policy
Please also see the Policy on Academic Integrity  under General Management Processes above
Policies on implementation of expertise
Communcity Engagement Policy


Amanda van der Merwe
Director:  Corporate and Information Governance Services

Telephone:  018 299 4607
E-mail: Amanda van der Merwe