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 attached hereto.
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 at that stage.
Nominations are to be submitted to:
• or by post (strongly advised not to use this method due to delays):
Mr NN Ntsababa
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
• or hand-delivered to: (depending on the lockdown level and the regulations that are in place).
Mr NN Ntsababa
Room 51, 1st Floor
UFS Bloemfontein Campus
Kindly take note that late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted or considered.
Every nomination must be submitted separately.