SRC election results and other updates

26 October 2022

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new Students’ Representative Council (SRC) has been constituted. Read more about this and other updates.

1. SRC election results

Voting for the 2022/23 UCT SRC took place online from 26 to 30 September 2022. After provisional results were published, the Election Commission received a number of objections that have since been resolved, and the final results have been confirmed. Independent candidates won 10 seats, the Economic Freedom Fighters Students’ Command three seats and Action SA two seats. The constituting meeting was held on Thursday, 20 October 2022, where portfolios were allocated to the 15 office bearers. Congratulations to the newly elected SRC whose term of office will commence on 1 November 2022.

2. New inductees to the College of Fellows

Every year, UCT recognises permanent academic staff members for original and distinguished academic work that is deserving of special acknowledgement. Induction into the UCT College of Fellows is one of the highest accolades an academic staff member can receive. The fellowship is a reward to academic staff members for their years of commitment and dedication to their work.

This year, four academics will be inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows. Three of the fellows are from the Faculty of Health Sciences: Professor Anthony Figaji (Neurosurgery), Professor Ernesta Meintjes (Human Biology) and Professor Sharon Prince (Human Biology). The fourth is Professor Nicholas Biekpe from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

A further five staff members are the College of Fellows Young Researcher Awardees.

3. Examination period planning and logistics

The Student Affairs and Properties and Services departments have collaborated in planning the logistical arrangements for the upcoming examination period. Logistical arrangements have been made in respect of study spaces, security services, UCT Shuttle services, parking, loadshedding, COVID-19 health and safety protocol, and medical assistance.

4. Examination support services by SWS

Ahead of the upcoming examinations, Student Wellness Services (SWS) reminds students of the continuous range of services available to ensure that they are adequately supported during this period. These include a dedicated online tab for those who need to defer examinations, counselling services and medical services. Students and staff are reminded that the Ivan Toms Building precinct, which houses the SWS main clinic, is still closed until further notice.

5. P&S workplace services portal maintenance

The Properties and Services (P&S) Workplace Services Portal will be suspended on Thursday, 27 October 2022 between 17:00 and 20:00. P&S will perform essential maintenance services on the site and staff will not have access to the portal for this period.

The P&S department appreciates the patience of staff while this important maintenance update is being undertaken. For any queries, please email the P&S technical support team.

6. Master’s/PhD parking discs for 2023

All master’s students and PhD candidates interested in a parking disc for P18 on upper campus for 2023 are reminded to add their details to an online list in order to be issued with the relevant parking disc. An annual parking fee applies. The online form will only be made available on Tuesday, 1 November 2022. Please note that there is a limited number of bays available and only the first 100 students will be considered. Once this number is reached, the allocation process will be closed.

To complete the form, please go to the campus parking page on 1 November 2022.

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