UKZN Chair of Council Phumla Mganga, Minister of
Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande,
Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Renuka Vithal
and Executive Director of Corporate Relations
Nomonde Mbadi celebrate the launch of the
Transformation Charter at UKZN's Westville
campus on 2 October 2012.
The Transformation Charter of the University of KwaZulu-Natal was launched by the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande at the Westville campus yesterday.
Speaking at the event, Dr Nzimande lauded the University for its achievements in the area of transformation. ‘I have been made aware that 64% of total student enrolments in 2012 are African; that 62% of graduates in 2011 were females; 33% of academic leadership was female in 2011 – this is a very important achievement.
‘We need to move towards defining transformation broadly, beyond overcoming of racial divisions but fundamentally to seek to radically change our society, including our education and training system so that it is able to contribute positively to that radical change,’ said Nzimande.
The Transformation Charter states the University shall be a place where:
- Research, teaching, learning and scholarship are a vocation for all;
- Race and gender representation is evident in all structures;
- A socially cohesive and inclusive institutional culture thrives;
- Good modes of governance are enshrined;
- The right to freedom of expression is guaranteed; and
- Advancement of the transformation agenda is the responsibility of all.
View the UKZN Transformation Charter