RECA meeting dates: 2021

REC-A Agenda Cut-off Date REC-A Meeting Date

18 January 2021

22 February 2021

19 April 2021

24 May 2021

19 July 2021

16 August 2021

20 September 2021

18 October 2021

3 February 2021

10 March 2021

5 May 2021

9 June 2021

4 August 2021

2 September 2021

6 October 2021

3 November 2021



Nelson Mandela University Animal Ethics Reference Documentation:


Recommended Reading:


Downloadable Templates:

Brief Overview of Process for Submitting a REC-A Application/Report for Approval:

  1. The relevant application form / report should be downloaded from the list above.
  2. The forms must be completed in full and all requisite signatures must be obtained. Please note that the submission of incomplete documents will delay the processing of applications as such applications will have to be sent back to Applicants or Primary Responsible Persons for completion before submission to the Ethics Committee.
  3. Submit the documentation for review to
  4. The Office of Research Development will screen the application, allocate a reference number and forward it to the REC-A Secretary for inclusion on the next meeting's agenda.
  5. Applications will serve at the meeting.
  6. The REC-A Secretary will notify applicants (PRP/PI) electronically of meeting resolutions.


Dr Pierre Pistorius
Dr Pierre Pistorius
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2710
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Population Ecology, Resource Management, Climate Change, Marine Top Predators
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Research

Administrative Management
Mr Imtiaz Khan
Mr Imtiaz Khan
Position: Manager
Department: Research Development
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4329
Fax: 27 41 504 2778

Ursula Spies
Ms Ursula Spies
Position: Committee Officer
Department: Governance Administration
Room: 0101
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3140
Qualifications: NDip (Com Adm) (PET)


For any queries related to ethics approval for research projects at Nelson Mandela University (including queries from external parties wanting to conduct research at Nelson Mandela University), kindly email: or