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DA Student Organisation dominates while winning SRC election at University of Pretoria

An SRC election is usually one long complicated debate and series of promises. The DA Student Organisation seems to have hit the nail on the head here.

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is celebrating after dominating during the SRC election at the University of Pretoria (UP).

The party won all 10 portfolios it contested, including president, Secretary and Study Finance. DA Student Organisation (DASO) national leader Yusuf Cassim, is overjoyed with the results.

“DASO won all 10 portfolios that it contested. This reaffirms the growing sentiment among South African students who trust DASO to put them first as their student representatives.

DASO would like to thank all UP students that have entrusted us with their support. We commit to doing justice to the faith shown in us.

We are excited to bring good governance to the institution with DASO provisionally holding 10 of the 12 seats.”

As is standard procedure, opposition students have until Friday morning to lodge any objections with the IEC. Cassim is confident that the election was free and fair and says that the team are readying their SRC members at UP to serve all students, especially the “most poor and vulnerable”.

Cassim is adamant that this result indicates how more and more young South Africans are turning to the DA.

“This result reflects the growing support and trust that the DA has amongst young South Africans who recognise us as the only credible alternative for delivering skills, jobs and good governance.

Our DASO structures are working tirelessly to ensure that in addition to representing students successfully on student councils, we work with our local government to support our students and convince other students to deliver a DA-led government in 2019 to fix the broken and underfunded Higher Education and Training Sector.”

You can read the names of the councillors and all their elected positions below.

  • Kwena Moloto for SRC President
  • Soraia Machado for SRC Secretary
  • Lihle Ngubane for Transformation & Student Success
  • Akhona Mdunge for Study Finance
  • Obakeng Sepeng for Societies
  • Jodie Chikowi for Postgraduate & International Student Affairs
  • Kyle Goosen for Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Lindi Mtsweni for Facilities, Safety & Security
  • Stanford Ndlovu for Day Students & External Campus Affairs
  • Duane van Wyk for SRC Treasurer