UCT students are heading for the polls to elect the Students' Representative Council to serve the 2010/2011 term.
Thirty students are battling it out for the 15 seats on the committee. At 33% each, the South African Students Congress and independent candidates have the most candidates. The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation has 27% while the Students for Democratic Society - the new kid on the block - has a 7% representation. Absent this year are the Congress of the People UCT and the Free UCT group.
At 46%, the Faculty of Humanities boasts the biggest number of nominees, followed by commerce and health sciences at 23% and 10%, respectively, while the law, science and the engineering & built environment faculties tie at 7% apiece. Most candidates are second-year students (47%), followed by third years at 27% and first years at 20%.
Students can vote on all campuses and residences or via Vula. Polls opened on 23 August and will close on 27 August, and provisional results will be released on 30 August.
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