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
Professor Nana Poku
Professor Busisiwe Ncama
Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize
Ministerial Appointees
Dr Mark Hay  (Vice-Chair)
Mr Sammy Mashita
Dr Leticia Moja (Chair)
Ms Thobeka Njozela
Dr Maureen Tong
Senate Representatives
Professor Naven Chetty
Professor Sinegugu Duma
Academic Staff Representatives
Professor Muthulisi Siwela
Dr Gareth Amery
SRC Representatives
Mr Moses Nkambako
Mr Philani Mncwabe
Support Staff Representatives
Mr Thokozani Hintsa
Mr Olehile Moeng
Convocation Representatives
Ms Fikile Masiko
Mr Mnikeni Phakathi
Mr Fanle Sibisi
Appointed by the Council
Judge Jacqueline Henriques
Professor Rachmond Howard
Ms Elizabeth Maepa
Mr Moerane Maimane
Adv Marumo Moerane
Mr Nicholas Motsatse
Ms Khomotso Mthimunye
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba
Dr McLean Sibanda
Dr Sibongiseni Tunzelana Thotsejane
Mr Andrè D Young
In Attendance
Dr Kathy Cleland (Registrar and Secretary to Council)
Ms Nontuthuko Mbhele (Chief Finance Officer)
Ms Normah Zondo (Acting Executive Director: Corporate Relations)
Ms Phume Khanyile (Head of Committees)