This UKSU website is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the privacy policy of UKZN sets out the privacy practices applicable to this website. UKZN’s privacy policy is available on their website at https://ukzn.ac.za/general/privacy-policy/.   

Please refer to the link POPIA & PAIA to view UKSU’s POPIA Policy and its PAIA Manual.


Advancing and defending the interest of UKZN staff


The objective of this site is to facilitate communication between the University of KwaZulu-Natal Staff Union (UKSU) and its members as well as the staff of the university; it is a source of information for the membership and staff in general.

Are you a member if a union? Is your union really looking after your interest?

If not, consider joining the largest union at UKZN.

UKSU is by far the largest and leading Union at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and continues to grow daily.  From 2012 to present, its membership has grown by >275%.

In December 2021, a new Recognition Agreement (RA) was entered into between management and three unions acting jointly: NEHAWU, NTEU and UKSU. Based on this RA, the following is the representation making up the collective requirement of >50%+1. More on the RA and representation can be found on the Recognition Agreement page.

The graph below shows the representation of the three unions and shows UKSU at 47%, and the only union with double figures. The large proportion of unionised staff is noted with interest.


UKSU represents staff at all levels from both the academic and professional sectors. It represents permanent, contract and externally funded staff.

This website is available to keep readers informed of developments, as it pertains to their employment and membership.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact UKSU using the details on the contact us link.

If you experience any employment related issues and/or wish to speak to a representative, please contact the UKSU Officer by using the details on the contact us link.  The UKSU officer will respond or put you in contact with the appropriate representative. 

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UKSU Chairman

Raymond Parkies