Transformation for Equity and Fairness

  • We treat all students fairly in accordance with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • We ensure that our staff and student profiles progressively reflect the demographic realities of South African society

Respect for Diversity

  • We encourage a multiplicity of opinions and backgrounds
  • We support internationalisation through enrolment of international students, exchange of students and staff, diversification of programmes, promotion of collaborative research and cultural exchange


  • We strive to empower and build the capacity of students to realise their full potential
  • We support lifelong learning for all

Student Access

  • We accept our key priority is to provide a quality higher education to all students who have the potential to succeed
  • We promote equity of access and fair opportunities so as to give every student the best chance of academic and professional success


  • We develop programmes, conduct research and offer services that are responsive to community needs
  • We encourage reciprocal relations with universities nationally and internationally, especially in Africa


  • We value and reward excellence in the performance of our students, and take pride in our programmes, research, facilities and services
  • We commit to institution-wide quality management and continuous improvement


  • We nurture creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship as integral to scholarship and the knowledge society
  • We promote and reward innovative research, teaching and learning practices that advance our institution and support sustainable development


  • We act with integrity, communicate respectfully and accept responsibility for our words and actions
  • We require ethical, professional behaviour by all students associated with the Department