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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University [NMMU] is committed to uphold the principles enshrined in Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996), which promotes the rights of all people of South Africa and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. NMMU strives to create an environment where all staff and students can safely pursue their studies, work, business transactions and social interactions, free from unfair gender discrimination.

The NMMU is committed to fulfilling its statutory responsibilities and will not unfairly discriminate neither tolerate unfair discrimination against any person on the basis of gender. It recognizes that both women and men may experience forms of gender discrimination. However, it is noted that, in South Africa, women comprise a predominant group that has been previously discriminated against. It commits to promoting gender equality in fulfilling its core function as an institution of higher learning, and subscribes to the articles of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. In light of the above, preferential treatment of women does not amount to unfair discrimination.

The University will institute disciplinary action against any staff or student who unfairly discriminates against any person on the basis of gender.

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