The South African Students Congress (SASCO) has defeated archrivals the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) to win the most seats in UCT's 2011/2012 Students' Representative Council (SRC) elections.
According to the provisional results released on 26 September, SASCO has won seven seats to DASO's three of the 17 available. (Last year, DASO won six to SASCO's five seats.) Independent candidates secured three seats, and the Learn Build Grow (LBG) and Communication Integration Action (CIA) groups claimed two each.
Three members of the current SRC structure - Insaaf Isaacs, Mike Ramothwala and Alexander Spoor - have been re-elected.
The election poll was 37% this year, slightly lower than last year's 38%, although a record 40 candidates took part.
The winners, in order of the number of votes received, are: Siya Songca (independent), Insaaf Isaacs (SASCO), Mike Ramothwala (SASCO), Kabelo Pule (SASCO), Nkateko Mnisi (LBG), Jeremy Rose (independent), Fadzai Chitiyo (SASCO), Samantha Ncube (DASO), Ali Kiyaei (SASCO), James Olivier (DASO), Alexander Spoor (independent), Lorne Hallendorff (CIA), James Laird-Smith (DASO), Kwadwo Owusu (CIA), Muhammad Motala (SASCO), Michael Moss (LBG) and Basani Mkhize (SASCO).
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