Tshabalala’s results released legally – Unisa

2014-12-05 17:55

The disclosure of SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala’s academic records was above board and within the prescripts of the law, says the University of SA (Unisa).

“We wish to place it on record that... from the outset, our handling of all requests to disclose our records in relation to Ms Tshabalala has been above board, within the prescripts of the law and our own policies,” said Unisa today.

The university said the way it had dealt with the matter was consistent with how it dealt with requests for disclosure of information related to all its students and alumni.

“The university did not at any stage disclose or order the disclosure of Ms Tshabalala’s academic records to any party except those to whom we were legally obliged to.”

The parties included Tshabalala’s lawyers, the Parliamentary portfolio committee on communications and the legal department of Media24 which was granted access to the records in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

The university was confident in the integrity of its academic record system, which was reliable and not easily prone to manipulation, it said.

It had not received any legal action from Tshabalala and regarded the matter closed.

“We... have not received any notice by Ms Tshabalala to pursue legal action against the university or Mr Jan Van Wyk of our legal department...

“We have done whatever we were legally obliged to do in relation to this matter and regard this matter now closed.”

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