Governance Structures - Council


The NWU Council

The Council governs the university in terms of chapter 4 of the Act, the regulations and policies issued in terms of the Act, the Statute and the Rules, including, at a minimum, the adoption of purpose and value statements as well as strategic plans, determination of policy, making the Statute, the Rules, the processes, the delegations of authority, the monitoring of operational performance and management, and establishing committees and, together with the senate, joint committees, to ensure that the university achieves its purpose and values.


Nomination of a member of the Council of the North-West University from the ranks of the permanent[1] support employees in terms of paragraph 4(1)(e) of the Statute

The term of Dr Franciska Bothma as member of Council will come to an end on 30 September 2021 due to her resignation from the university and nominations are hereby invited for the election of a person from the ranks of the permanent support employees as member of the Council in terms of paragraph 4(1)(e) of the Statute and the Rules as approved by Council on 17 June 2021. 

Written nominations on the form included herewith, seconded by at least two members of the permanent support employees, and signed by the nominee him-/herself, who is a permanent member of the support employees, must reach the office of the Registrar, Prof Marlene Verhoef, via upload to NextCloud  on or before 23 September 2021.

Click here for the notice and nomination and a fillable PDF nomination form (download the document).




[1] For purposes of participating in this election process, an eligible employee is a permanent employee (has no service end date other than retirement) and any other employee who has a contract of employment with the University for more than three months.  To be eligible for nomination in this election process, an employee must still have a contract of employment for 3 years or more, as the nominee must be able to serve a full term on Council (this is linked to the terms on Council that is three years).