Update on University Student Disciplinary Tribunal cases

15 April 2021 | Royston Pillay, Registrar

Dear colleagues and students

In terms of the university’s disciplinary jurisdiction and procedures, the Registrar is authorised to publish in summary the findings and sanctions imposed by the University Student Disciplinary Tribunal (USDT).

Having regard to the above, in the period 2020 to March 2021, the USDT dealt with cases involving academic dishonesty, collusion and dishonesty in online exams and tests. The university is committed to taking steps to address cases of dishonesty as they violate the prescribed student rules of conduct, and undermine academic integrity.

Cases of academic dishonesty, as reported or uncovered, including the inappropriate accessing of online resources for the purposes of exams and tests, have been and will continue to be addressed by the tribunal.

Cases already attended to, and where guilt was established, have resulted in sanctions. These included suspended rustication from the university for a period of up to two years, imposition of fines and an endorsement on the student transcript.

These are serious outcomes for affected parties. The university appeals to all students to continue observing the required protocols and conduct standards.


Royston Pillay

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