Student Governance


The Students' Representative Council are governed by the Election Regulations that were approved by the UCT Council in 2013 and amended in 2016. The Council has temporality lapsed few rules to allow an election to take place in the first semester of 2017. The main points are that a) the new SRC’s term is from May/June to 31 October 2017 and b) all students are eligible to vote.

The Election Regulations provide for the Election Commission, as an independent and impartial body, to oversee and govern the SRC and Faculty Council elections or by-elections in a free and fair manner.

The Election Operations Office is the administrative branch of the Election Commission that, under the supervision of the Election Commission and in accordance with the Election Regulations, run the SRC and Faculty Council elections from a logistical and administrative stand point.

Contact Details:

The Election Operations Office
Office 7.14, Level 7 of the Steve Biko Students' Union Building, North Lane, Upper Campus

Chief Electoral Officer: Edwina

Tel: 021 650 5293

Email: or Edwina

Twitter: @UCTSRCElections
Vula: SRC Elections 2017

Important Election Dates:

The nomination period for Student Representative Council elections opened on 22 March 2017 and closes on 10 April 2017.

The Question and Answer Sessions will take place from 18-21 April 2017, with voting taking place from 24-28 April 2017.

Who can vote?

A student must be registered at UCT in order to be eligible to vote or stand in the SRC elections.

How to vote?

A student can vote either by paper ballot at a voting station on campus or online via eBallot.