The Institutional Forum of UKZN

The Institutional Forum is one of the three Statutory bodies at South African Universities together with the Council and Senate.

What are the functions of the IF? Here is an extract from the UKZN Statute:

The institutional forum advises the council on issues affecting the University, including:

      1. the implementation of the Act and the national policy on higher education;
      2. race, gender and equity policies;
      3. selection of candidates for senior management positions;
      4. of conduct, mediation and dispute resolution procedures;
      5. of an institutional culture which promotes tolerance and respect for fundamental human rights and creates an appropriate environment for teaching, research and learning; and
      6. language policy of the University.

The institutional forum may perform such other functions as determined by the council.

Who make up the IF? What meeting procedures are followed? These are found here: UKZN Statute

The  IF Charter may be found here: IF Charter

Who are your representatives on the IF? Please see Current Membership.

Please find Minutes of meetings and Other documents of the IF.

How can I submit items for inclusion on the IF agenda? Kindly see the Submission template – note that items must conform  strictly  to the mandate of the IF in order to be approved by the Chair. If you wish to contribute an item, please consult your representative on the IF.

Professor Gert Kruger

General Enquiries

DBN: +27 31 260 1111
PMB: +27 33 260 5111
or Call +27 31 260 8596 and follow the voice prompts

Did you Know?

UKZN’s School of Information Systems and Technology was the first university in South Africa to introduce Podcasting as an educational tool.

The University enjoys a century of academic advancements.

Spud author, John Van De Ruit, graduated from UKZN.

UKZN is the third most productive university in South Africa in terms of research output

South Africa's best-known and most popular television maths and science teacher William Smith obtained a Master’s degree from the former University of Natal

UKZN is one of three African universities rated amongst the top 500 universities of the world according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities(ARWU).

The multimillion-rand KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS (K-RITH), an international centre of scientific research, is located on the University's Medical school campus.

The University offers approximately 2 000 academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UKZN has been home to many successful sportsman over the years, Tommy Bedford a former Springbok Rugby player, Shaun Pollock & Jonty Rhodes South African Cricketers.

Some high profile businessmen studied at UKZN, Sol Kerzner the developer of Lost city & more, Stephen Saad the CEO & founder of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, Guy Brazier the regional leader of Deloitte & Alan Olivier the CEO of Grindrod Group.

Electronic Newsletter


Follow us