2008/2009 SRC elections

04 August 2008

The SRC elections are under way. Nomination of candidates were open from 21 July to 1 August.

This year's election theme is "Building Democracy", adopted from the incidents that have been taking place throughout the world, and particularly on our continent. Obama is making history in the United States by becoming the first black man to be in the presidential race. We saw the former United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, manage to bring in a government of national unity in Kenya. We are seeing the South African President as mediator to rebuild the democracy in Zimbabwe.

We believe this theme to be appropriate, as we want all students to believe that they can be leaders, and that it is not necessarily only those with outstanding capabilities that make good leaders.

We are remembering our neighboring countries, our leaders who have built democracy, and those who are still trying to build it on our continent. We are bringing this to UCT, to focus on our student leaders and find out who can continue building this democracy in our institution, in our communities, and on our continent.

Nomination- 21 July 2008
SRC Election Launch - 31 July
Q&A Week - 11-15 August
Election Week - 18-22 August
Released by the Students' Representative Council

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