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Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) unit

Under the Infrastructure Development and Facilities Management Directorate (ID & FM)

The University has a moral and legal obligation to safeguard and protect its students, employees and visitors against injury, occupational diseases and risk to their health and Safety and also prevent damage to property and environmental degradation.

The SHE unit is charged with the following:

  • Implementing structures and programs to ensure that hazards to the Health and Safety of persons within the University are identified and systemically actioned
  • Ensuring compliance to National legislation such as Occupational health and Safety act and the National Environmental Management Act, COID Act

How we execute these responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the establishment of Health and Safety Representatives committees
  • The appointment of all Legal appointments according to the OHS Act of 1993
  • Emergency Preparedness (e.g. Fire Drills)
  • Investigating Injuries on duty (IOD’s) and the administration of the COID Act
  • Inspecting buildings and workplaces for Occupational Health and Safety Compliances
  • Organise SHE awareness’s and facilitate for the training of employees and students in terms of Health and Safety
  • Ensure the provision of First Aid to students, staff and visitors
  • Identify, eliminate, control unsafe acts and conditions
  • Provide for the fire prevention and safety of all building
  • To ensure that contractors undertake their duties in a safe and responsible manner
  • Advising all university departments and units in terms of OHS compliance
  • Advocacy on events Safety


SHE Coordinator: Zanele Ndevu
Responsible for all campuses
Office Location: Cape Town Campus 6th floor
Contact Details: 021 460 9065 or 072 116 1135
Email address:

SHE officer: Zonke Mfaxa
Responsible for Cape Town Campus and all the satellite campuses around the Cape Town CBD
Office Location: Cape Town Campus 6th floor
Contact details: 021 460 3770 or 076 836 3476

SHE officer: Marry Ann Van Wyk
Responsible for: Bellville and surrounding satellite campuses including Wellington
Office Location: Bellville Campus in Norman’s Transport Building
Contact Details: 021 953 8619 076 836 2805

Fire Marshal: Johannes Mars
Responsible for all campuses
Office Location: Bellville Campus in Normans Transport
Contact details: 021 953 8619