UKZN Risk Management Services

Investigations

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to delivering investigation services in partnership with our community to keep the University of KwaZulu-Natal the safest place to be and to contribute to the realization of the vision and mission of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Our service is committed to being a leader in university investigations through excellence, innovation, continuous learning and staff development, quality leadership, and management.

We are committed to deliver investigation services, which are sensitive to the needs of our university community, involving collaborative partnerships and teamwork to overcome all challenges.

The Investigation section acts solely as a fact-finder and does not make disciplinary decisions or recommendation. The Investigation section relies on university rules and regulations, criminal law
to define illegal and inappropriate conduct and rules of investigation. We are committed to remaining independent and removed from the disciplinary process as
to ensure a fair, thorough investigation process.

Core Values

HONESTY

We are truthful and open in our interactions with each other and with members of our community.

INTEGRITY

We are honourable, trustworthy, and strive to do what is right.

FAIRNESS

We treat everyone in an impartial, equitable, sensitive, and ethical manner.

RESPECT

We value ourselves, each other, and members of our university community, showing understanding and appreciation for our similarities and differences.

RELIABILITY

We are conscientious, professional, responsible, and dependable in our dealings with each other and our university community.

TEAM WORK

We work together within RMS and with members of our university community to achieve our goals, making use of diverse skills, abilities, roles, and views.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

We strive to bring positive and
constructive influences to our dealings with each other and our university community.

Core Services

The Investigation of allegations of misconduct, crime, damage and misuse of university resources or assets.

The Investigation section conducts investigation when there are legitimate allegations of misconduct by University of KwaZulu-Natal staff and/or students, contract staff, service providers and visitors to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Investigations section investigates and helps resolve complaints relating to allegations of staff and/or student misconduct, breach in university rules or policy and any incident pertaining to the crime, damage and misuse of university resources or assets.

The Investigations section conducts investigation when there are allegations of crime, misuse of university resources or assets either on or off the premises of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.