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Council

The Council is the governing body of the University and is constituted of members appointed by the Minister of Education as well as representatives from the following bodies:

  • Senate
  • SRC
  • Academic and non-academic staff
  • The Convocation

Roles and responsibilities

The Council's responsibilities are subject to the Higher Education Act of 1997 and the CPUT Statute of May 2010.

The Council

  • Makes Rules for the institution,
  • Establishes Council committees and determines the functions and composition of each committee,
  • Establishes, in consultation with the senate, joint committees of the council and the senate to perform functions which are common to the council and senate,
  • Appoints all employees of the institution, but in the case of academic appointments, it may do so after consulting senate,
  • Determines the student admission policy of the institution, after consultation with the senate,
  • Determines, with the approval of the senate, the entrance requirements in respect of particular higher education programmes, the number of students who may be admitted for a particular higher education programme and the manner of their selection, and the minimum requirements for readmission to study at the institution,
  • May, with the approval of the senate, refuse readmission to a student who fails to satisfy the minimum requirements for readmission, and
  • Determines and provides student support services after consultation with the SRC.

(Source: CPUT Statute:  Government Gazette, No. 33202.  Republic of South Africa)

Council members

Position
Incumbent
Other positions
Chairperson
Sibiya, Precious (Ms)
CA (SA) (University of Durban Westville)
Independent Consultant
Deputy Chairperson
Mapoma, Zuko (Adv)
LLM (UNISA) MBA (UCT)
Member of the Cape Town Bar
Ministerial Appointees
Van Jaarsveld, Susan (Ms)
MCom (UFS)

Senior Director: Human Resources –
University of Free State

 
Easthorpe, Reynold (Mr)
BCom (UNISA)
Business Owner: Shefa Enterprises/ Express Employment
 
Ngxiza, Sonwabile (Mr)
MPA (UCT)
Research and Content Support – Office of the Deputy Speaker, Parliament (RSA)
 

Nojozi, Nogolide (Ms)
MA (Wits)

Executive Director (Head of Office), Office of the Speaker, National Assembly of South Africa
Convocation Representatives
Vacant
 
 
Vacant
 
Council Appointees

Hadebe, Bheki (Mr)
BTech (CPUT)

Councillor: City of Cape Town

 
Dhevcharran, Nirvani (Ms)
MA (UNISA), Advanced Business Programme (DUT)
Director: Pearson Institute
 

Gumbi, Dumisani (Mr)
LLM (UCT)

Group IT Governance Architect: Sanlam Group
 

Groenewald, Liezl (Ms)
MA (Wits)

Manager: Organisational Ethics - The Ethics Institute
President: Business Ethics Network of Africa

 

Cilliers, Annelise (Ms)
CA (SA) (UNISA)

Executive Director: Finwize Financial Services

 
Dondashe, Nomveliso (Ms)
B.Com Honours (Industrial Psychology) (UWC)

Provincial HR Business Partner/ HR Ops
Manager: Eskom Holdings

 
Son, Grant (Dr) PhD (University of Stellenbosch)

CEO: Batho Phahameng Engineering and Consulting

CEO: Founder and Chairman - I Am Black Gold

City of Cape Town Appointee
Carls, Kyle (Mr)
BA (UWC)
Councillor: City of Cape Town
Donor Representative
Yach, Dianna (Aprof)
LLM (University of London)
Chairperson: Mauerberger Foundation Fund [MFF]
Provincial Government Appointee
Platzky, Laurine (Dr)
PhD (ISS, Erasmus University)
Associate Professor: University of Cape Town
Executive Management
Nhlapo, Chris (Dr)
PhD (Potchefstroom University)Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships
CPUT
 
Staak, Anthony (Prof)
MSc Eng, BA (Oxon) and MS Technology and Policy (MIT)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
CPUT
 
Sheldon, Marshall (Prof)
PhD (CPUT)
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Technology Innovation and Partnerships (RTIP), CPUT
Senate Representatives
Kioko, Joseph (Prof)
PhD (University of Natal)
Head of Department: Department of Conservation and Marine Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences
CPUT
 
Sosibo, Zilungile (Aprof)
PhD (Northern Illinois University)
Senior lecturer, CPUT
Academic Representatives
Helsby, Claire (Ms)
MCom (University of Stellenbosch)
Lecturer, CPUT
 
Msomi, Velaphi (Dr)
PhD (CPUT)
 
Non-academic Representatives
Kunene, Thembile (Mr)
BA (UWC)
Debtors Clerk, CPUT
 

Nkwana, Sello (Mr)
BTech (CPUT)

Electrical Technician: CPUT
Student Representatives
Vacant
 
 
Vacant
 

 

Last updated: 8 November 2018 (SD)