Ngwenya in the hot seat

10 September 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Amanda NgwenyaTaking office: Amanda Ngwenya has been elected as UCT's new SRC president.

Amanda Ngwenya of the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) has been named as the new president of the Students' Representative Council (SRC) for the 2010/2011 term.

At the SRC seat-allocation meeting on 3 September, Kathleen Taylor, who received the most votes, and fifth-placed Jessica Price - both independent candidates - were chosen as vice-presidents internal and external, respectively. This puts the first three most senior positions on the committee in the hands of women. (These positions are occupied by males in the current SRC).

The rest of the committee is made of Sean Darge (DASO), secretary-general; Mark Schoeman (DASO), deputy secretary-general; Aboobaker Kalla (SASCO), treasurer; Inshaaf Issacs (SASCO), chair: academics; Lethu Shange (SASCO), transformation; Khanya Gwaza (SASCO), residences; Kim Senogles (independent), day houses; Alexander Spoor (Society for Democratic Society), societies; Kodwa Cengimbo (DASO), sport and recreation; Mike Ramothwala (SASCO), media and communications; Vimbai Paraffin (DASO), health, safety and security; and Ross Hare (DASO), entertainment.

The new leadership takes office in 1 November. September and October will serve as a handover and induction period.

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