The Council of a public higher education institution must govern the public higher education institution, subject to Higher Education Act 101 OF 1997 and the institutional statute. [Sub-s. (1) substituted by s. 8 (a) of Act 23 of 2001.] The Council, subject to the provisions of the HE Act No 101 of 1997 and in accordance with Amendment to the Statute of the University of Fort Hare (Government Gazette 43288, Vol. 659, No. 506, 08 May 2020).
The Senate of a public higher education institution is accountable to the Council for the academic and research functions of the public higher education institution and must perform such other functions as may be delegated or assigned to it by the Council.
(2) The Institutional Forum of a public higher education institution must-
(a) advise the Council on issues affecting the Institution, including -
(i) the implementation of this Act and the National Policy on Higher Education;
(ii) race and gender equity policies;
(iii) the selection of candidates for senior management positions;
(iv) codes of conduct, mediation and dispute resolution procedures; and
(v) the fostering of an institutional culture which promotes tolerance and respect for fundamental human rights and creates an appropriate environment for teaching, research and learning; and
(b) perform such functions as determined by the Council.
(2) The Institutional Forum of a public higher education institution must consist of representatives of -
(a) the management, as determined by the institutional statute;
[Para. (a) substituted by s. 11 (a) of Act 23 of 2001.]
(b) the Council;
(c) the Senate;
(d) the academic employees;
(e) the employees other than academic employees;
(f) the students; and
(g) any other category determined by the institutional statute.
(3) The number of persons contemplated in subsection (2) and the manner in which they are appointed or elected, as the case may be, are determined by the institutional statute. [Sub-s. (3) substituted by s. 11 (b) of Act 23 of 2001.]