The Management Executive Committee approved the establishment of a Transformation Office and a Transformation Steering Committee for UJ in 2010. The Steering Committee functions in accordance with a Charter (approved on 22 March 2011). The purpose of the Steering Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Management Executive Committee, is to assist the Management Executive Committee with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the transformation agenda of UJ. Its composition and functions are stipulated in the UJ Transformation Charter.
The Transformation Office implements the strategic directives of the Steering Committee. It facilitates, coordinates and supports institutional activities in a manner that enhances the institutional transformation agenda and builds the capacity of line managers to manage and promote diversity and to achieve optimal cultural integration. It manages specific transformational projects assigned to it by the Steering Committee. It assumes an advocacy role in respect of the transformational imperatives of the institution and monitors compliance with such imperatives. It ensures, on behalf of the Steering Committee, that institutional transformation goals are aligned with the Higher Education Transformation agenda. The slogan it has adopted is:
Transformation through reconciliation – Together creating an inclusive and caring vibrant African city university