Vaal University of Technology

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Social Justice and Transformation


To ensure Transformation at the University and respond to national transformative imperatives, and thereby ensuring an environment which promotes and adheres to the principles of Social Justice.


To institutionalise social justice and transformation at all levels of the institution


VUT Values

Social Justice and Transformation Values

Mutual Respect
Honesty and Integrity

VUT Strategic Goals

SJT Strategic Objectives

  • To optimise teaching and learning
  • To improve student access and success
  • To build an institutional curriculum of excellence
  • To enhance research output, innovation and commercialization
  • Establish an enabling culture and environment;
  • Evaluate the state of transformation and social justice in all business unit
  • Build and maintain strong business relationship with key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Safeguard access for success of students
  • Ensure compliance with all institutional policies with legislation on transformation and social justice;
  • Ensure the availability of divisional transformational plans;
  • Ensure the availability of institutional transformation barometer;
  • Oversee transformation in teaching research and community engagement;
  • Provide strategic and operational guidance on transformation and social justice;
  • Enhance the relations between the sites of delivery and the main campus on transformation and social justice issues
  • Develop shared understanding of transformation and social justice through the implementation of a transformation charter;
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on Social Justice and Transformation;


VUT Strategic Success Factors

To create an enabling environment for effective strategic management

To achieve adequate levels of funding to sustain and grow the university

To improve the corporate image of the university

To ensure effective management of Human Resources

To improve institutional effectiveness

Institutional Transformation