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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Students encouraged to participate in SRC elections

SIGNED AND DELIVERED: CPUT Vice-chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, and interim Central SRC President Phathindwe Mncamase sign the recently revised SRC constitution on the Cape Town Campus.  SIGNED AND DELIVERED: CPUT Vice-chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, and interim Central SRC President Phathindwe Mncamase sign the recently revised SRC constitution on the Cape Town Campus. Lauren Kansley

CPUT students are encouraged to make their voices heard by participating in the election of new student leadership.

The process of electing the 2018 SRC members commenced on 20 August and will be completed on 3 October.

Students are also advised to refer to the Election Timetable for the different electoral phases which apply during this period.

Should students require any additional information regarding the process, they must not hesitate to contact the Independent Election Agency office on their respective campuses.

The offices are located in the student centres on the following campuses; Athlone, Bellville, Cape Town, Mowbray and Wellington. They will be open between 08h00 and 16h00 on weekdays.

To be eligible for election into the SRC a student must be attending on a full -time basis and have obtained an average mark of 60 % across all the subjects for which they were registered in the previous academic year.

The candidate, who must be advancing or promoted to the following year of study, must not be a first-year student and must be registered for at least 50 % of credits for the relevant semester or year.

Other eligibility rules contained in the revised SRC constitution include the following: 

The nominee;

  • has not served a period of two full terms of office as a member of the SRC
  • must not be serving a penalty imposed by any disciplinary body at the University
  • must not serve under a Work Integrated Learning Programme for a period exceeding two months in the first semester of the academic year in which the student is in office and
  • must not be serving a penalty as a result of a criminal conviction at the time of the election
Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za