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23 March 2022:任命Bismark Tyobeka博士期间内部利益相关者的作用

23 March 2022

 

除了凯发AG20日的公告外 March 2022年(见下文)根据相关规定的程序,最终任命Bismark Tyobeka博士为校长和副校长, we now wish to provide information on the role of structures involved in the process to ensure the relevant participation and opportunity for input.

该小组由理事会于2022年2月9日正式成立,由理事会成员组成, Senate and the Institutional Forum. As indicated on 20 March 2022, at this time Dr Tyobeka had already recused himself from all Council and Council Committees engagements.

  • The Rules prescribe that the University Management Committee (UMC) must advise on the formulation of the minimum requirements and the position profile of the position of vice-chancellor.

During the first meeting of UMC on 19 January 2022, the management committee had the opportunity to consider the minimum requirements and the position profile, and to formulate its advice.

在2022年2月11日举行的遴选小组组成会议上, the panel considered the advice from UMC. 

委员会基本上同意联华大学的建议,但认为由副校长担任行政总裁的角色是审慎的,因此需要展现必要的商业智慧. Against this background, 谘询小组指出,最低要求是具备良好的专业领导经验,有商业经验及受过高等教育者优先考虑.

委员会批准了双方商定的最低要求和位置概况,并指导了广告在相关平台上的放置.

  • 在考虑了简历后,确定了适合这个职位的专业人员, psychometric assessments, the interview, transformation, the response to a case study, and the presentation made by the candidates on the following topic “Taking into consideration where the 凯发AG is currently, how would you take it to the next level?”

In terms of the 凯发AG Statute and the Rules, the Senate and the Institutional Forum are required to express an opinion on the suitability of shortlisted candidates for appointment. 这样表达的意见只是整个评选过程的一部分.  这些机构就任命Tyobeka博士的适宜性表达了如下意见:机构论坛(一个涉及不同利益相关者的广泛和代表性结构)表明80%适合任命, while the Senate (an academic governance structure mainly comprising academics) indicated a 40% suitability for appointment.

Rule 3.1.14 prescribes that the selection panel recommends the appointment of a suitable candidate to Council. After due and thorough consideration of all the relevant factors, the selection panel by means of consensus, resolved on 14 March 2022 to recommend the candidature of Dr Bismark Tyobeka as Vice-Chancellor to Council for consideration and approval.

  • On 17 March 2022, 理事会已根据《凯发AG》和《凯发AG手机APP》充分了解所有有关事实, in order to consider an appointment.

理事会还充分了解了参议院和机构论坛所表达的意见. 会议的重点是法例第42(1)段规定的重要性,该段规定VC作为大学的首席执行官和会计官,必须履行其职责,并负责大学的管理和行政.

Among others, Council was advised that 20% of the position profile relates to academic matters while the rest of the profile relates to sustainability, infrastructure and financial management, enhancing strategic relations, the management of the student- and staff value propositions, community engagement as well as leadership, transformation, governance and compliance.

在提供2015年《凯发AG手机APP》一篇媒体文章的背景时,委员会也在采访中充分了解了Tyobeka博士的披露 & Guardian. It is important to emphasise that Dr Tyobeka has been a member of Council since 2014 and this issue was not raised as a concern before, 即使在2017年和2020年再次当选委员长时也是如此.  

In accordance with the 凯发AG Statute, Council must appoint the vice-chancellor by a two-third majority by means of a secret ballot process. 投票结果是78%的人赞成任命Tyobeka博士.

凯发AG相信,所需的程序已经按照所有规定完成,并充分考虑了所有相关利益攸关方的投入.

该大学期待通过Bismark Tyobeka博士的领导进行管理.

Issued by Corporate Relations and Marketing
Enquiries:
 louis.jacobs@fx-binary.net

20 March 2022:接下来是新校长和副校长的任命

20 March 2022

在媒体询问了任命Bismark Tyobeka博士为凯发AG校长和副校长的过程后, we wish to provide the following information to stakeholders:  

  • 遴选和任命过程严格按照相关规则(凯发AG规约以及办公室负责人任命规则)进行管理。.
    Among others, 《凯发AG手机APP》规定,任何候选人均须回避一切筹备和决策程序.  
    This rule had been applied consistently in regard to all internal members who had been candidates for the position.
  • 立法会委任VC的程序于2月3日展开, 2022, 泰别卡博士宣布,关于这个空缺职位可能存在冲突. 从那时起,他就不参加理事会和理事会-委员会的所有活动. He resigned as member of Council on 17 March after he was informed of his appointment as vice-chancellor.
    理事会及其甄选小组意识到在这一过程中可能产生利益冲突,因此决定寻求独立的法律咨询意见. The legal advice indicated that, 考虑到上述规则和劳动法的规定, excluding Dr Tyobeka from applying for the position, 是不被允许的,是不公平的歧视吗.
    Therefore, 要求泰别卡博士在申请副校长职位之前先辞去理事会主席一职,没有法律依据或正当理由, and that the recusal from the process of recruitment and appointment had been in accordance with all relevant prescripts.
  • On 9 February 2022, 理事会执行委员会根据上述规则成立了一个评选小组, consisting of members of Council, Senate and the Institutional forum. 该职位于2022年2月15日在内部和外部发布了招聘广告.
  • Upon completion of the prescribed process, 遴选小组在2022年3月17日的会议上向理事会推荐了一名候选人.  Following thorough discussion, 审议一系列有关事项并进行无记名投票, Council voted in excess of the required two-third majority in favour of the appointment of Dr Tyobeka.

In accordance with our governing Statute, 理事会将在2022年6月23日的下次会议上选举新的主席. 在此之前,董事会副主席伯特•Sorgdrager将担任主席一职.

Dr Tyobeka is a seasoned scholar and executive manager with international recognition and the university looks forward to him leading the 凯发AG.

Issued by Corporate Relations and Marketing
Enquiries: louis.jacobs@fx-binary.net

 

11 March 2022: Update: Latest developments within the 凯发AG

11 March 2022

Dear 凯发AG stakeholder

The University Management has been in discussions with student leaders since the beginning of the academic year, 关于影响一些学生和未来学生的问题. 这些问题包括注册、资金、住宿和基础设施. 

The University Management appreciates the way the student leaders, especially the SRC and the SCCs have registered their concerns and offered proposals regarding some of the matters.

On Tuesday, 8 March, 马海坑校区的一些学生队伍选择封锁校园入口,使工作人员无法为学生提供服务, and other students to continue with their academic programme. 执法机构正在处理公共暴力问题, and we hope that the situation will be under control soon to enable the academic programme to continue. We remain concerned about the safety of our staff and students; thus, staff are encouraged to continue to work from home, and students to continue to study remotely. 凯发AG知道你们中的一些人在校外工作时有网络连接问题, and we’ll try to assist where possible. 鼓励有联系障碍的学生与老师联系. Staff can contact their managers regarding practical arrangements.

大学管理层于9日会见了学生领袖及各编队, 10 and 11 of March 2022. Regrettably, the meetings could not resolve the substantive matters because the student leaders felt management does not take their issues seriously. 代理副校长亲自出席了3月10日在麻海坑举行的会议. The meeting of today, 11 March collapsed because the students walked out of the meeting, partly because they demanded the physical presence of the acting vice-chancellor who was attending a ministerial meeting in Pretoria. 这次会议被安排为混合会议,所有代表都接受了这样的任命. Despite the failure to share the solutions with student leaders, management can respond with a number of solutions.  

以下是迄今为止提出的问题和管理层的行动和决议的摘要:

Registration:

招生计划决定了大学可以注册的学生人数. 招生计划是南非所有公立大学与高等教育和培训部签订的一项协议/合同,规定每所大学在特定年份允许注册的学生人数. In terms of our enrolment plan for 2022, 凯发AG预计注册12256名首次进入(FTEN)的学生. To date we have registered 12 610 contact and distance FTEN students which still falls within the stretched target, but we cannot exceed any further.

大学管理层凯发AG手机APP到学生领导对收到录取通知书但无法注册的学习者/申请人的关注. 凯发AG必须强调,发送给所有合格申请人的录取信也包含注册必须满足的条件. Considering the importance of this matter, the University Management has resolved to attend to the students who have received the admission letters and are conditionally registered.  这些学生必须符合所申请课程的标准,并符合注册规定,例如所需费用. This matter must be concluded by Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

Overall, our total registration figures for 2022 are as follows:

Student category

Number

First-year’s Contact

11 638

First-year’s Distance

972

First-year’s conditionally registered – awaiting NSFAS clearance

No access due to POPIA

All undergraduate students - contact

38 086

All undergraduate students - distance

6 619

有条件注册的高年级学生-等待NSFAS批准

No access due to POPIA

Funding:

大学承认,凯发AG的许多利益相关者正在经历经济困难, especially due to the pandemic. 这些困难也影响着世界各地的高等教育机构. Despite the problems and uncertainties, 凯发AG为符合NSFAS资格的学生预付了注册和津贴的费用. 凯发AG敦促学生更新银行资料,以便凯发AG支付他们的津贴.  We know that there are students who have applied for NSFAS funding and others who have submitted their appeals. These students are still awaiting feedback, 令人遗憾的是,学校绝对没有办法快速跟踪程序,更新学生的申请和/或上诉状态. The university does not have access to NSFAS systems.

Self-paying or cash-paying students on the Mahikeng Campus, can make financial arrangements by completing a student request form available online and submit the form together with all supporting documents to mc-collect@fx-binary.net. The Financial Registration committee (FRC) governed by the terms of reference (as approved) reviews all the submissions, approve or reject with reasons. 每个个案的结果将以书面形式传达给学生.

Regarding the allowances, 凯发AG将在2022年4月底收到NSFAS的第一笔付款. In the meantime, 该大学将承担全部现金流负担,提前支付2月至4月的津贴,以确保学生能够开始学业.

Academic appeals:

There are students whose studies at the 凯发AG and who have been terminated due to poor academic performance. In terms of the General Rule A1.18, these students may apply to the Registrar for re-admission to the university. Each appeal must be considered on its own merits, 学校不能仅仅为了容纳某些学生而违反规定.

Infrastructure and accommodation:

一些学生要求大学重新开放居住认证程序,使业主能够获得认证号码. The university’s position is that owners or llandlords who do not have accreditation numbers have either:

  • 未在截止日期前申请认证或
  • 他们申请了,但不符合认证规定.

认证并不是简单地授予每个申请的服务提供商. The accreditation department needs to receive all the required documentation where after all such documents are verified and only after that, will an accreditation number be issued. To adhere to the time frames of NSFAS submissions of allowances, all lease agreements with accredited service providers must be uploaded in good time to be able to submit the claims to NSFAS. The due date for lease agreements has passed on 11 March to enable the timeous payment of allowances.

对于不维护其设施的认可住宅, 认可办公室将定期进行不事先通知的监督访问. 没有得到维修或不再符合认可准则的设施,如没有改善,将按规定予以取消认可. 必须强调的是,NSFAS的规定很明确,只有在大学宿舍已经满了或大学没有学生住宿设施的情况下,大学才允许学生考虑私人住宿.

ESKOM的定期停电对凯发AG的运营产生了负面影响. 这所大学有备用发电机,在停电时提供辅助, and these have been very helpful. However, one of the generators on the Vanderbijlpark Campus is undergoing repairs and is affecting our power-supply contingency plans. 由于Covid-19导致的供应链积压,维修部件的采购被推迟. We know this is affecting some of our students negatively and hope the repairs will be concluded very soon.

Vaccination:

In line with Covid-19 national guidelines, 凯发AG采取支持接种疫苗的立场,鼓励学生和教职员工接种疫苗. 根据《凯发AG手机APP》指导疫苗接种要求的危害识别和风险评估(HIRA)将在DHET指南发布后开始修订. The processing of personal information related to Covid-19 by the 凯发AG had been pronounced by the Information Regulator as lawful.

The University Management and all staff members are working hard to ensure a successful completion of the first term. Notwithstanding all the efforts, the university cannot guarantee that all conditionally registered students will be registered due to factors beyond our control. 凯发AG需要所有利益相关者的合作,以确保2022学年的成功. 凯发AG期待周二的休息时间, 22 March until 25 March 2022, which is also the last date for finalisation of registration.  

In closure:

Our sincere appreciation to all staff and students who are constructively engaged in teaching and learning activities.  Like Gregory Williams said: “风暴的另一面是穿越风暴而来的力量. Raise your sail and begin.”

Best regards

University Management