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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 2013

No Portfolio Name Surname Email Address
1 President Nommangaliso Gondwe srcpresident@uct.ac.za
2 Vice-President External Lwazi Somya srcvpe@uct.ac.za
3 Vice-President Internal Ben Mendelson srcvpi@uct.ac.za
4 Secretary-General Keenan Hendrickse srcsg@uct.ac.za
5 Deputy Secretary-General Fowzia Davids srcdsg@uct.ac.za
6 Treasurer General Thandani Mlambo srctreasurer@uct.ac.za
7 Chair: Undergraduate Academics Caleb Mckellar srcugchair@uct.ac.za
8 Chair: Postgraduate Academics Ath'enkosi Sopitshi srcpgchair@uct.ac.za
9 Day Students Co-ordinator Alex Procter srcdaystudents@uct.ac.za
10 Entertainment and Fundraising Co-ordinator Chang Jung srcentertainment@uct.ac.za
11 Health, Safety and Environment Co-ordinator Carey Mcintosh srchealth@uct.ac.za
12 International Students Co-ordinator Nomsa Makgabenyana srcinternational@uct.ac.za
13 Labour & Services Co-ordinator Ramabina Mahapa srclabour@uct.ac.za
14 Residences Co-ordinator Lungisa Ntobela srcresidences@uct.ac.za
15 Societies Co-ordinator Kgabo Senyatsi srcsocieties@uct.ac.za
16 Sports & Recreation Co-ordinator Fezile Nqiwa srcsports@uct.ac.za
17 Transformation Co-ordinator Jessica Breakey srctransformation@uct.ac.za

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