Policies and Rules

Frameworks and protocols

The following framework(s) has been approved by the  NWU Council:

NWU Information Strategy and Framework for Information Governance

Protocol for inviting dignitaries to NWU events

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 for Honorary Naming, Naming and Renaming of NWU Entities

Policy and Rules on Gatherings, Demonstrations and Picketing

Constitution of the Convocation of the NWU

Constitution of the Students' Representative Council of the NWU

Institutional Rules on Student Governance

Intellectual Property Policy of the NWU

Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Smoking Policy

Policy on Delegations, Assignments and Agency

Personal Information Privacy Policy

NWU Policy and Rules on Data and Information Security

Rules for the Board of Donors

Policy and Rules on conflict of interest and on declaration of interest and of gifts

Policies on general management processes

Human Rights Policy


Global Engagement Policy

Policy and Rules on conflict of interest and on declaration of interest and of gifts

Language Policy

Quality Policy

Policy on the Generation, Review and Approval of Policies, Constitutions, Rules and Procedures

Policy on Academic Integrity

Library and Information Services Policy

Policy for Reporting Irregularities and Maladministration

NWU Policy on the prevention of bribery, corruption and on whistleblowing

Records, Archives and Museum Management Policy

Risk and Compliance Policy

NWU Policy on Business Continuity

Open Access Policy

Internationalisation Strategy 2023-2027

Policies on human resources

Employee Relations Policy

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Policy on staff assessments

Policy on non-standard appointments

Policy on prevention and combatting of trafficking in persons

Remuneration Policy

Staff Learning and Development Policy

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

Gender-Based Violence Policy

Workplace Breastfeeding Policy

Policies on Finances

Financial Policy

Schedule of Authorisation Levels

Policies on Facilities

Infrastructure Management Policy

NWU Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Governance Policy

Information and Communication Technology Policy on Fair Use

Policies on branding, marketing and communication

Alumni Relations Policy

Brand Policy

Communication Policy

Development and Fundraising Policy

Student Recruitment Policy

Stakeholder Engagement Framework

Policies on student administration and affairs

Admissions Policy

General Academic Rules

Policy on Students with Disabilities

Policy on Student Discipline

Institutional Rules on Student Vaccinations

Policies on teaching-learning

Policy on Continuing Education

NWU Teaching and Learning strategy 2021-2025

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy (also refer to the Rules for teaching, learning and assessment and the Framework for Micro-Credentials)

Policy on Academic Integrity

Open Education Resources policy

Policies on research and innovation

Policy for the Management of Research and Innovation Contracts and External Investment/Stakeholding

Policy on Collaborative Degrees

Research Ethics Policy

Rules for the Classification of Thesis and Dissertations

Research and Innovation Policy

Higher Degrees Policy

Policy on Academic Integrity

Policy on the animal care and use programme

Intellectual Property Policy of the NWU

Rules for the Awarding of the Research and Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award

Policies on implementation of expertise

Community Engagement Policy

Environmental Sustainability Policy