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Both Campuses Of CUT 2023/2024 Have Been Elected To The SRC



Both Campuses Of CUT 2023/2024 Have Been Elected To The SRC

Both Campuses Of CUT 2023/2024 Have Been Elected To The SRC. The SRC election process for the 2023/2024 academic year at the Bloemfontein campus has concluded, with the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Congress (EFFSC) emerging as the leading office bearer. The election was highly competitive, featuring several parties vying for positions. Apart from the EFFSC, other contenders included the South African Student Congress (SASCO), Revolution Movement, and the Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania.

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Welkom Campus Of CUT 

At the Welkom campus, the South African Student Congress (SASCO) retained its position as the leading party for the 2023/2024 academic year. The election on this campus also saw a competitive field, with SASCO facing off against the EFFSC, Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA), and the Fruity Gang, representing the LGBTQIA+ community.

University Leadership Perspective

Professor Samson Mashele, the acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the time, extended his warmest congratulations to all successful candidates and commended all students who participated in the democratic process. He emphasized that the SRC elections are a crucial event in the university’s life, representing the enthusiasm and passion of the student body and serving as the foundation of student governance. He also highlighted the peaceful and constructive nature of this year’s election, emphasizing the maturity and responsibility displayed by the students throughout the campaign period.

Student Response and Satisfaction

Refilwe Pesa, the Constitution and Legal Affairs Officer for the 2023/2024 newly elected SRC, expressed satisfaction with the election process. She mentioned that the voting process went smoothly, with clear instructions and a user-friendly website. While there were some issues with access keys, Pesa praised SASCO for its resilience and success in the elections. Overall, she affirmed their satisfaction with the voting system.


In conclusion, the 2023 SRC elections were marked by enthusiastic participation, responsible conduct, and a successful democratic process that resulted in the EFFSC and SASCO securing leadership positions on the Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses, respectively. SRC SASCO president Dangobe Mosa from the Welkom campus and EFFSC president Metsing Matlhaku shared the same sentiments that the process was overwhelming and heartwarming. They also highlighted their intention of ensuring that the students’ voices are heard at all times.

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