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Council

​​​​Functions of the ​​Council

The Council of Stellenbosch University governs this higher education institution and the institutional statute. The full function and composition of the Council is contained in the Statute of Stellenbosch University.​

​Members of the Council

Rector and Vice-Chancellor

Prof WJS de Villiers (01.04.2020 - 31.03.2025)

Vice-Rector (Learning and Teaching)

Prof A Schoonwinkel (01.04.2020 – 31.12.2020)​

Chief Operating Officer

Prof SA du Plessis (01.01.2018 – 31.12.2023)​


Elected by Senate​

Prof RW Nel (01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021)
Prof MA Fataar (01.07.2020 – 30.06.2022)
Prof A Gouws (01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021)​


Elected by the permanent academic staff (non-Senate members)

Prof J Fourie (01.09.2018 - 31.08.2020)


Elected by the permanent non-academic (support) staff

Mr WP Davidse (06.04.2020 - 05.04.2022)


Appointed by Council

Mr AV Moos (01.06.2018 – 31.05.2022) (Vice-Chairman from 18.06.2018)​
Ms N Moodie (18.06.2019 – 17.06.2023)​


Appointed by the Students' Representative Council

Mr L Mboko (01.01.2020 – 31.12.2020)
Ms I Heydenrych (01.01.2020 – 31.12.2020)​


Appointed by the Minister of Education

Mr AR Dietrich (23.03.2017 – 22.03.2021)

Prof A Keet (01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022)

Ms TS Lingela (01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023)

Dr T Ngomane (01.10.2018 – 30.09.2022)

Ms Z Stuurman (13.07.2017 – 12.07.2021)​


Elected by the Convocation

Mr CD Cillié (02.04.2018 – 01.04.2022)

Adv JJ Meiring (02.04.2018 – 01.04.2022)

Mr JG Theron (02.04.2018 – 01.04.2022)


Appointed by the Council of the Municipality of Stellenbosch

Adv GMM van Deventer (01.12.2016 – 30.11.2021)


Appointed by the Premier of the Western Cape Province​

Ms GSA​ Ngwenya (01.08.2018 – 31.07.2022)​​


Elected by the Donors

Mr HR Brody (02.04.2018 – 01.04.2022)

Mr JJ Durand (02.04.2020 - 02.04.2024)

Mr GM Steyn (02.04.2018 - 01.04.2022) (Re-elected as Chairperson 18.06.2018)​