Charter Date: 
Chartered on: 3 November 2000

The university’s mission is to be a truly South African university that is academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society and demographically representative, redressing the disadvantages, inequities and imbalances of the past.
As a result of the merger between the former University of Natal (where Golden Key was initially chartered) and the former University of Durban-Westville, a new University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Golden Key chapter came into being in 2004. These institutional changes necessitated a unique chapter structure that incorporates all five campuses .

Golden Key Highlights

Nerissa Naidoo - 2015 overall president - Inspire Mobility Scholarship funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme - to conduct 6 month's doctroal reasearch at Ghent University in Belgium.

Sarah Jean Swart – Sasol Golden Key Excellence Award Law Winner 2007

Community Engagement

•    Make a Difference Day
•    Tutoring at Sunlit Gardens
•    Presentation at Student LDC
•    Race Day
•    St Mary's School Visit
•    St Thomas Outreach
•    Cato Crest Primary
•    Mpolweni School visit