Governance Structures - Institutional Forum (IF) Composition


Institutional Forum

The Institutional Forum (IF) fulfils an important advisory role in terms of the Higher Education Act and the NWU Statute. Specifically, this role is to advise Council on the implementation of the Higher Education Act and national higher education policy, the appointment of members of University Management and Senior Management, NWU policy on race and gender equity, codes of conduct, policy on mediation and dispute resolution, the management of cultural diversity and the promotion of an institutional culture based on tolerance and respect for basic human rights.

The IF comprises 29 members, representing the three campuses.


Nomination and election of IF members

Invitation to permanent members of the support employees of the North-West University to nominate and elect THREE Institutional Forum members in terms of paragraph 23(1)(f) of the NWU Statute


Two vacancies exist due to the effluxion of time for Mr Leroux Malan and Mr Pulahela Mahoko’s positions on the Institutional Forum (IF) from the ranks of the support employees.

The first term of Mr Nkosinathi Tom will end on 23 March 2024. To ensure continuity in the functioning of the IF, nominations for the filling of this imminent vacancy are also invited.  Mr Tom is eligible for a second term.

Permanent members of the support employees are hereby invited to nominate THREE members from the ranks of the permanent support employees of the University to be elected to serve on the  IF of the NWU.

Herewith the relevant documentation:

1. Notice to permanent members of the support employees

2. Nomination form PDF

3. Nomination form PDF fillable (must be downloaded to be fillable)

NOTE:  The nomination must be accompanied by the supporting documentation.


Nominations close on 27 February 2024.