Policies and Rules


Policies & Rules 


The following protocols have been approved by the University Management Committee -

1.  Inviting dignitaries and political parties to address NWU audiences


The following policies have been approved by the NWU Council (listed by category):


Policies on governance processes and provided for by legislation
Rules for the Appointment of Office Bearers
Rules for the Nomination, Election, Designation and Appointment of Council Members
Rules for the Institutional Forum
Policy and Rules for the Awarding of a Chancellor's Medal
Policy and Rules for the Awarding of Honorary Doctorates
Policy and Rules for Honorary Naming
Policy on Gatherings, Demonstrations and Picketing at the NWU (policy includes the application form to hold a gathering)
Constitution of the Convocation of the NWU
Constitution of the Students' Representative Council of the NWU
Rules of the Student Campus Councils of the Campuses of the NWU
Policy on Governance Oversight and Management Control
Policy on the Management of Intellectual Property at the NWU
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Smoking Policy
Policies on general management processes
Human Rights Policy
Internationalisation Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Language Policy
Quality Policy
Policy on the Generation and Approval of Rules, Policies and Procedures
Policy on Academic Integrity
Archives, Museums and Special Collections Policy
Library and Information Services Policy
Policy on the report of maladministration and irregularities and the protection of disclosure  (procedure and forms to be completed for reporting purposes form part of the policy)
Records Management Policy
Policies on human resources
Behavioural Policy
Recruitment Policy
Remuneration Policy
Training and Development Policy
Policy on the Promotion of Academic Employees
Performance Management Policy
Employment Equity Policy
Disability Policy for Employees
Primary Health Care Policy
Policies on finances
Policy on Delegations
Financial Policy
Procurement Policy
Schedule of Authorisation Levels
Policies on facilities

Policy on Physical Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy

Policies on branding, marketing and communication
Alumni Relations Policy
Brand Policy
Communication Policy (communication, media, social media)
Development and Fundraising Policy
Policies on students administration and affairs
Admissions Policy
General Academic Rules
Policy on Students with Disabilities
Students' Disciplinary Rules of the NWU
Policies on teaching-learning
Academic Programme Management Policy
Assessment and Moderation Policy
Policy for Feedback about Teaching and Learning by Students
Policy on the Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards (ITEA)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy
Study Guide Policy
Policy on Continuing Education
Policy on Work-Integrated Learning and Service Learning
Teaching-Learning Policy
Policy for the presentation of Short Courses at the NWU
Please also see the Policy on Academic Integrity  under General Management Processes above
Policies on research and innovation
Policy for the Management of Research and Innovation Contracts and External Investment / Stakeholding
Policy on Joint and Double Degrees at Masters and Doctoral Level with Foreign Universities
Research Ethics Policy
Rules for the Awarding of the Institutional Research Excellence Awards (IREA)
Rules for the Classification of Thesis and Dissertations
Rules for the Innovation Awards for researcher/s and staff members at the NWU
Rules for the S2A3 bronze medal for students
Rules for the Vice-Chancellor medal for Masters students
Research and Innovation Policy
Research Infrastructure Policy
Please also see the Policy on Academic Integrity  under General Management Processes above
Policies on implementation of expertise
Communcity Engagement Policy


Amanda van der Merwe
Director:  Corporate and Information Governance Services

Telephone:  018 299 4607
E-mail: Amanda van der Merwe