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.

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


Executive Members
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld
Professor Stephen Mutula
Professor Managay Reddi
Ministerial Appointees
Rev Dr Vukile Mehana (Chair)
Mr Thabani F Zulu
Mr Sammy Mashita
Mr Samuel Z Zungu
Senate Representatives
Professor Nombulelo Magula
Professor Busi Ncama
Academic Staff Representatives
Dr Nirmala Gopal
Professor Bernardo Rodrigues
SRC Representatives
Ms Noxolo Bhengu
Mr Ncebo Mazibuko
Support Staff Representatives
Mr Trevor Maistry
Mr Tony Singarum
Convocation Representatives
Ms Fikile Masiko
Mr Mnikeni Phakathi
Mr Fanle Sibisi
Appointed by the Council
Judge Achmat Jappie
Mrs Basadifeela Letsoalo
Mr Elijah Litheko
Mr Naran Maharajh
Dr Leticia Moja (Vice-Chair)
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba
Mr Andrè D Young
Ms Nontobeko Ntsinde
Judge Navi Pillay
Professor Mala Singh
Ms Zinhle Sokhela
Co-opted Members
Dr Thulani H Dlamini
Professor John Volmink
In Attendance
Mr Simon Mokoena (Registrar and Secretary to Council)
Ms Nontuthuko Mbhele (Chief Finance Officer)
Ms Normah Zondo (Acting Director: Corporate Relations)
Ms Julia Mabuya