Welcome to the Web Site of the Human Resources Division
In pursuit of academic distinction, Rhodes University strives to offer an employment partnership of choice to prospective and current staff by:
- Furthering institutional excellence and appreciating contribution in support of such excellence; and
- Affording respect and dignity to both the individual and the collective.
2016-17 Shut- down
This is to confirm that the University shutdown period commences on Friday, 16 December 2016 and ends Tuesday, 03 January 2017. The first working day in 2017 will be Wednesday, 04 January.
Certain areas of the University are required to remain operational during the shutdown period or parts thereof. Refer to the below 2016-17 Shutdown Protocol document.
HR staff who will be on standby during the shutdown period to attend to emergencies:
16 December 2016 to 23 December 2016:
Ms Lesleigh Titus, Acting Snr HR Practitioner, Cell: 073 270 8007
24 December 2016 to 3 January 2017:
Ms Belinda Xonxa, HR Officer, Cell: 071 444 0977
REQUEST TO UPDATE DEPENDENTS/BENEFICIARIES IN RESPECT OF THE RETIREMENT FUND
You are hereby requested to ensure the relevance of dependents and beneficiaries in respect of future benefits which may arise out of your retirement fund.
Please note that there are two different forms, one for staff who are members of the NBC Umbrella Retirement Fund – Rhodes University and Rhodes University Pension and Provident Fund administered by Alexander Forbes.
Your circumstances and those of your dependants and/or nominees may have changed, since your previous completion of the Dependants and Nominees Form. It is there strongly advisable that all staff members provide the HR Division with updated details by submitting a beneficiary form at least once a year, to assist the Trustees in making their decision. It will therefore be appreciated if staff can submit originally signed forms to HR by 27 November 2016.
Please note that the Dependants and Nominees Form amounts to an expression of your wishes and is not binding on the Trustees whose responsibilities are set out in the Pension Funds Act.