Institutional Planning and Governance


People and Institutional Climate is one of the strategic Factors underpinning the strategic plan.

Leadership has embraced the ideal of servant leadership where Moral consciousness is appreciated and assessed through ways that inspire trust, pride and mutual confidence.

The university has embraced the principle that our Governance should be grounded on an ethical foundation and the university is rigorously pursuing to fulfil its moral obligations to produce responsible citizens by the promotion of an ethical culture at our institution.

We uphold the universities R.E.A.C.H.T values, principles, norms and standards that UKZN promotes for guiding and conducting our activities, internal relations and external relations.

As a university that is competing against  the top universities internationally and locally , we strive to deliver the highest possible standards of governance and business ethics across the institution.


Ethics is about what is good and what is right in human actions (D.Rossouw and L. van Vuuren 2017).

It is a set of moral values and principles that guide the conduct of government officials, organisations, professionals and individuals and these values are embraced by every religion.

It is standards of duty and virtue that indicate how we should behave.

It is about right and wrong and how an honourable person should behave.

It is about being a good person.

It is about what you do when no one else is watching.

For further information on Ethics

Contact :
Tony Singarum
Certified Ethics Officer-EO876
Institutional Planning and Governance
Room 159 ,Admin Building  (Westville Campus)
Tel: 2607211