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2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW | STUDENTS
OUR NEW STUDENT LEADERS
Students’ Representative Council (SRC) elections were held from
24 to 28 September, with a total of 41 students on the list of candidates.
Fifteen representatives were duly elected, including nine women.
A higher voter turnout was recorded
compared to the 2017 elections,
and students were able to vote either
online or at voting stations on campus.
The 2018 SRC adopted their vision
and mission when their term of office
commenced on 1 November 2018.
Their vision is to “foster an
Afrocentric environment that
promotes academic success and
empowers students and workers
through an intersectional and
decolonial approach”.
nsure sustainable change at the
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institution while bringing into effect
the framework of the Curriculum
Change Working Group (CCWG)
as part of addressing the colonial
structures at work in society
advocating for the recognition of
workers as legitimate stakeholders
of the institution, while prioritising
the well-being of workers in the
same way as students
harness our differences to create
an innovative, student-centred SRC
and broader student governance
structure, underpinned by values
of accountability, transparency
and efficiency
institute the necessary academic
support to ensure academic
success for all students across
all faculties.
The SRC’s mission is to:
prioritise the bio-psycho-social
well-being of all students, while
promoting student empowerment
by ensuring that UCT is a hub
of diverse, robust ideological
engagement that allows for
genuine student participation
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