The Council of the University is the highest decision making body within the University structure and is constituted according to the Higher Education Act, 1997, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Statute. Subject to the Act and this Statute, the Council governs the University.

COMPOSITION AND MEMBERSHIP:
The 30 member Council consists of executive officers, employees of the institution, student representatives, alumni and community members appointed following the approved University processes.

THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IS AS FOLLOWS:

Executive Members
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld
Professor Cheryl Potgieter
Professor Renuka Vithal
Ministerial Appointees
Mr Abdool Gafoor Suleman (Gaff) Osman
Mr Thabani Zulu
Mr Samuel Zungu
Senate Representatives
Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa
Professor Busi Ncama
Academic Staff Representatives
Dr Nirmala Gopal
Professor Bernardo Rodrigues
SRC Representatives
Mr Senzo Ngidi
Mr Simiso Memela
Support Staff Representatives
Dr Kathy Cleland
Mr Tony Singarum
Convocation Representatives
Ms Thembeka Dlungwane
Mr Sammy Mashita
Mr Fanle Sibisi
Appointed by the Council
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba (Chair)
Judge Achmat Jappie
Mrs Basadifeela Letsoalo
Mr Elijah Litheko
Dr Leticia Moja (Vice-Chair)
Mr Themba Ngcobo
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba
Ms Nontobeko Ntsinde
Judge Navi Pillay
Mr Leo J Quayle
Professor Mala Singh
Ms Zinhle Sokhela
Co-opted Members
Professor John Volmink
In Attendance
Mr Simon Mokoena (Registrar and Secretary to Council)
Mr Bulelani Mahlangu
Mr Lesiba Seshoka
Ms Julia Mabuya