08 OCTOBER 2021- 07 OCTOBER 2025

(listed in alphabetical order)


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​Prof Joan Hambidge

The recognition of Afrikaans as an indigenous language in a multilingual and multi-cultural society without defying any language rights. Furthermore the addressing of gender and race inequities within a complex society known for its inability to comprehend and listen to diverse views often with disrespect. Differences should be embraced rather than criticised and scorned in an intellectual environment with the goal to be an African university and a respected international space of research and learning in a daunting time.

​Mr Jason Hamilton

My vision is to develop Africa's current and future leaders to ensure the continent is ready and able to participate, compete and contribute to the global economy. Leveraging my background in finance and strategy, coupled with my passion and work in governance and education I aim to drive and influence this change.
I further want to ensure that SU builds on its rich history and strong academic capability to eaningfully contribute to the continents development and position SU as the leading voice reaching across borders and uniting various ecosystems while promoting diversity and inclusion.

​Adv Jan C Heunis

To contribute to the development of Stellenbosch University as an excellent academic institution and the restoration of the status of Afrikaans as a full and equal language of tuition.

​Mr Recht L Hiemstra

I have a CA(SA) qualification. I spent my entire working career in Johannesburg, largely at Imperial Holdings where I was an Executive Director. I served at the boards of several public companies and was also CEO of Imperial Bank. I was the Chairman of St Peter's College for 11 years. The proper education and creation of opportunities for our young people lie close to my heart, which will determine if we would succeed as country. I would like to perform this duty at my alma mater.

​Ms Colleen Naude

My vision is for Stellenbosch University to be a leading institution for addressing the huge challenges facing South Africa and Africa. These include fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of a diverse student body while maintaining the highest international standards. To achieve Vision 2040 the correct portrayal and marketing of the University as an inclusive and innovative institution is of the utmost importance. In order to help achieve this the media will have to be engaged as a constructive partner.

Dr Ronel Retief


Stellenbosch University