29 July 2016
Dear colleagues and students,
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Council plays a central role in the life of the institution by steering the critical decisions involved in running the university. This governing body consists of 30 members who bring a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and talents in their service to the institution. Its responsibilities include determining the mission, objectives, goals, strategies and policies for the progress of UCT; ensuring an environment that is conducive to efficient, effective, economical and ethical attainment of these goals; maintaining a financially secure, healthy and viable environment; and accounting for all decisions taken at UCT, including the submission of the required reports and documents to the Minister of Higher Education.
It is my pleasure to introduce to you the new Council members of UCT. These members were appointed to Council for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020.
The 30-member Council consists of the executive officers, other employees of the institution, students and persons who are not members of staff or students of the institution (who must be at least 60% of the total membership), appointed by a wide range of constituencies.
Members of Council
The Council membership for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 is recorded below. The term of appointment is four years unless stated otherwise.
Executive Officers (ex officio) (5)
Ministerial Appointees (3)
Members elected by convocation (6)
Academic and professional administrative & support staff (PASS) elected members (2)
Members elected by Senate (3)
Members elected by donors (2)
Nominee of Cape Town City Council (1)
Nominee of the Premier of the Western Cape (1)
Appointed by the Appointments Committee of Council (5)
Appointed by the SRC (2)
Read Council members' individual biographies
Professor Francis Petersen
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