NOTICE REGARDING THE NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONVOCATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE (UFS) COUNCIL

The composition of the UFS Council is stipulated in the UFS Statute, which was published in the Government Gazette on 26 January 2018 and amended by publication in the Government Gazette on 29 March 2019.

The Convocation has to elect one (1) external (neither employee nor student of the UFS) representative to the Council to represent the Convocation and Alumni on Council, following the expiry of the term of office of the current representative on 23 November 2020. The elected representative will serve for a period of four years on Council.

The Convocation comprises all persons who obtained a formal qualification from the UFS, as well as all permanent academic staff members.

Members of the Convocation are invited to submit written nominations by using the Nomination Form

Every nomination form must be signed by 4 (four) members of the Convocation and must contain the written acceptance of the nomination by the nominee under his/her signature, as well as an abridged CV and a motivation of ± 200 words.

All nominations must reach the office of the Registrar no later than 16:30 on 4 September 2020.

If more than one person is nominated an election will be held as stipulated in the Institutional Rules. More information regarding this process will follow if this were to occur.

Nominations are to be submitted using one of the following methods:

  • or by post (strongly advised not to use this method due to delays):

Mr NN Ntsababa  
Registrar
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300

  • or hand-delivered to (depending on the lockdown level and the regulations that are in place):

Mr NN Ntsababa
Room 51, 1st Floor
Main Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus 

For enquiries, please contact Mr NN Ntsababa at registrar@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 3796.

Kindly take note that late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted or considered.

Every nomination must be submitted separately.

Published: 30 June 2020


NOMINATIONS: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EXCOM) OF CONVOCATION

The closing date for the submission of nominations for five members of the Convocation to the Excom of the Convocation was 18 May 2020 at 16:30. A total of six nominations were received and scrutinised, after which two nominations were declared invalid due to substantial non-conformance with the requirements laid down. The remaining four candidates are thus elected to the Excom and will serve for a period not exceeding five years.

We wish to congratulate the following four officials (in alphabetical order) with their election to the Excom of the Convocation:

  1. Dr Pieter Bettings
  2. Ms Ntombi Nhlapo
  3. Mr Ntakuseni Razwiedani
  4. Ms Nokuthula Sithole

A meeting of the Excom of the Convocation will be scheduled to discuss the one remaining vacancy in the Excom.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those who participated in this process as well for their interest in, and commitment to the University and its affairs.

Received from: The Registrar and the President of the Convocation

Published: 22 May 2020

 

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