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Organisation of the Hall

The Hall consists of four houses:

  • Canterbury (women)
  • Canterbury Annexe (women)
  • Salisbury (men)
  • Truro (women) and
  • Winchester (men),

all of whom eat in a central dining hall, the Mother Cecile Memorial Hall.

Office bearers of the hall include:

Hall Warden:

Prof Emmanuel Mgqwashu

The chief executive, administrative and disciplinary officer of the Hall.

House Wardens:

Prof Emmanuel Mgqwashu(Salisbury), Mrs Judy Seymour (Canterbury), Ms Phumza Gesha(Canterbury Annexe), Mrs Susan Kunju (Truro) and Mr Ferdi Botha (Winchester)

Responsible to the Hall Warden for the welfare and discipline of students in their respective Houses and for the maintenance of the fabric of his/her house and its moveable assets.

Hall Fellows:

Prof Gavin Keeton, Prof. Sarah Radloff (Statistics) and Sr. Rose Büchner (Retired)

Invited by the Hall Warden in consultation with the Hall Committee to assist and advise the Hall. The Hall Constitution provides for two Fellows and a number of Associate Fellows.

Hall Secretary:

Mrs Leigh-Anne Gouws

Responsible to the Hall Warden for providing day-to-day secretarial and administrative services to the Hall.

Sub-Wardens:

Etienne Stalmans and Kambani Ramano (Salisbury), Byron Smith and Rouan Wilsenach (Winchester), Claire Dobeson and Natasha Pretorius (Canterbury), Viwe Didishe and Tee Letsoalo (Canterbury Annexe), Amy Green and Thandisa Mqopi (Truro House).

Appointed by the university from the student body to assist their respective Wardens in the day to day running of their houses.

Hall Senior Student:

Pumla Jali (Canterbury Annexe)

Elected by the students of the Hall at the end of each year in accordance with the Hall Constitution. The Hall Senior Student has a number of specific duties to perform as well as acting as an intermediary between students and the Hall Warden.

SRC Representative:

Sydney Lusinga (Winchester)

Elected by the students of the Hall at the end of each year in accordance with the SRC Constitution. The SRC Rep, amongst other duties, provides a liaison between students of the Hall and the Students Representative Council (SRC)

House Senior Students:

Siya Nomoyi (Winchester), Khanyisile Khanyile (Canterbury), Zama Mkhize (Canterbury Annexe), Jarred Land (Salisbury) and Tessa Trafford (Truro)

Elected by the students of the House at the end of each year (with the exception of Truro which elects at the start of each year) in accordance with the Hall Constitution. The Senior Student has a number of specific duties as well as acting as an intermediary between students and the Warden.

Hall Committee:

Drawn from each house in the hall, consisting of the Wardens, Fellows, Sub-Wardens, Hall and House Senior Students and the SRC Representative. This committee provides a forum in which matters concerning the Hall may be discussed and decisions made. Their minutes are available here.

House Committees:

In addition to the Warden (chairman), Senior Student and Sub-Wardens (who are automatically members of the committee), the following office bearers are elected to stand, in accordance with the Hall Constitution, by the students of the House at the end of each year (with the exception of Truro which elects at the start of each year): Secretary, Treasurer, Entertainment, Community/Charity and Sports representatives. The composition of House committees may vary from residence to residence. These committees have a number of specific duties to perform as well as acting as intermediaries between students and Warden.

Caterer:

Mrs Heather Zonke and Mr Steele Schmidenberg

Responsible for the Dining Hall and catering services in the Hall.

Housekeeper:

Mrs Sylvia Maqanda

Housekeeper’s functions are the pro-active supervision of the maintenance and cleaning staff; organisation of the linen within the Hall, and dealing with written requisition complaints of the students with regard to the functioning and maintenance of the residence.

Room Attendants / Kitchen Assistants:

Provide both catering and housekeeping service to the Hall. They report to the Caterer and Housekeeper and do not take instructions from students. They are often colloquially referred to by students simply as “Sisi”.

Last Modified :Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:30:20 SAST