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Convocation meeting set for 7 December
Author: Development & Alumni Relations
Published: 01/12/2023

Members of the Stellenbosch University Convocation are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 7 December 2023, at 18:00 SAST.

The AGM is an important gathering that makes it possible for the broad community of alumni to receive a progress report by the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, consider a report on the state of the Convocation, and hear an address by an esteemed colleague on critical matters. Also, the annual Convocation Prize for service to the community is presented to a member of the Convocation at the gathering. This year the award will be made posthumously to Ainsley Moos, former chairman of the SU Council who died earlier in the year.

All this means that whether you're in South Africa, or the rest of the continent, or residing in Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America, or elsewhere, this particular gathering of the university community provides you with a unique opportunity to gain insight into university matters.

  • Click here for the 2023 meeting agenda.
  • Click here for the recording of the annual meeting of 10 November 2022.
  • Click here​ for the recording of the extraordinary meeting of 1 June 2023.

Event Details

Convocation members can join the meeting either in-person or online.

When:    Thursday 7 December 2023

Time:     18:00 SAST (If you are based outside of South Africa, CLICK HERE to locate the equivalent time for your location.) 

Where: SU Museum, 52 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch OR Online

Guest Speaker: Prof Aslam Fataar, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University

RSVP: To register for the meeting, please send an email to 



  • You need to submit your registration as soon as possible as in-person seating is limited.
  • The closing date for registrations is Tuesday 5 December 2023.
  • Once registered, for those attending online - your access link to the meeting, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • For those attending in person – please be seated in the venue by 17:30 SAST and please bring along a form of identity document with you.

In terms of the SU Statute (2019) the Convocation  is composed of (a) all persons on whom a qualification has been conferred at a congregation of the University; (b) the rector, the vice-rectors, chief operating officer and the full-time academic staff of the University; and (c) former full-time academic staff of the University who have left the service of the University on account of their having reached retirement age.

The SU Statute acknowledges the significant role that Convocation plays to promote the welfare of the University by maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between the University and the members of Convocation. Moreover, Convocation provides an open platform for members of the Convocation to provide input into matters regarding the University. 

Kindly note that all agenda items have already been submitted and therefore the agenda is closed. No additional points or motions may be added, as stated in the Convocation meeting procedures.