Cape Peninsula University of Technology

REPRESENTATION: Some of the delegates who attended the Students Assembly in the City of Cape Town’s Council Chamber

The CPUT Department of Student Affairs recently held the first ever Student Assembly for the Central SRC to account to students about its activities. The parliament-styled assembly took place in the City of Cape Town’s Council Chamber and saw students debating pertinent reports from the Central SRC leaders including its financial expenditure.

Malinge Gqeba, Head of the Department of Student Affairs, says the assembly was a milestone for student governance at CPUT and that it should be an annual event. Gqeba urged student leaders to put their political differences aside and work together for the betterment of the general students’ body.

“Do you ask yourself why other students invested their votes on you?” he asked.

SRC president Mbongiseni Mbatha said the SRC’s mission is to improve student governance adding that students from high schools and Further Education and Training Colleges find it difficult to get into universities. Student Development Officer Lindelwa Gayiza outlined the programme run by the Women in Leadership project such as personal development and leadership skills.

Gayiza challenged female delegates to define what their role in society is.

Student Development Officer Bernard Sebake addressed the delegates on the value of clean governance adding that the SRC should submit audited financial system at the end of its term.

Article issued by Cape Peninsula University of Technology