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About the SRC

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the highest decision-making structure of student governance.

It represents all students at UCT, and their overall interest and social well-being, in university committees. It is highly involved in policy-making and co-operative decision-making on campus.

The SRC is elected annually by the students and consists of 17 members who either represent other student organisations or are independents. The duties, functions, privileges and term of office are set out in the SRC Constitution and election by-laws approved by Council as institutional rules.

The SRC is a very important stakeholder within UCT, as there is no decision that can be taken without the student voice. The notion of co-operative governance is embraced by the institution through these processes.

The SRC members for 2016

The SRC has been elected and the official term has commenced on 1 November 2015. While the SRC is currently unconstituted, the elected members will be serving office hours throughout the examination period.

Read the SRC statement...

SRC activities

Some of the SRC's activities include:

Academic development

Ensuring quality education for all students and making sure that the curriculum is consistent with national education standards.

Monitoring the academic environment within UCT and protecting students against prejudice and discrimination based on race, gender or any other barriers.


Appealing on behalf of students who are academically or financially excluded, ensuring equal and fair treatment for all students.


Undertaking quality assurance on all services offered by the institution to students, such as library services, residences, and efficient transport service by the Jammie Shuttle buses.


Running entertainment programmes that enhance the social development of students at all levels.

Student organisation development

Organising leadership, empowerment and capacity-building workshops for all student societies and organisations to equip them with professional and life skills.


Participating in dialogue regarding transformation within UCT on behalf of the students, and aiming towards developing a clear plan of action.

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Constitution of the Students' Representative Council

Election Regulations

Annexure 2: Election Timetable

Election commission membership table

Procedure for the Constituting Meeting

Protocol on electronic voting, 2013

Election appeals committee membership table

Protocol on Question and Answer sessions, 2013

Vote counting guidelines

SRC elections voting stations

Provisional Results: Council Elections 2013/4

SRC Elections Manifesto

Approved amendment to the election regulations