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About the 2022 SRC Elections 

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68,980

Eligible Voters in 2022

The spread of voters is as follows:

Emalahleni

Garankuwa

6104 Voters

Polokwane

Soshanguve

Tshwane

Mbombela

6

Campuses in which ISRC and CRSC elections will be held

 

The ISRC Elections will be held university-wide. CSRC elections will be held per campus for the following 6 campuses:

Emalahleni

Garankuwa

Polokwane

Soshanguve

Tshwane

Mbombela

7

Faculties

in which SFC elections will be held

Garankuwa CAMPUS

Economics and Finance Faculty

Soshanguve Campus

ICT Faculty

Humanities Faculty

Tshwane Campus

Arts Faculty

Science Faculty

Engineering Faculty

Management Sciences Faculty

Overall

Inspection of the Voters Register

Section 51.2 of the SRC Constitution provides that the draft voters’ roll shall

be made available to students for inspection and objections. To give

effect to this provision, the following shall apply:

  1. During the inspection window period: All students will be able to view and verify their details on the voters’ register, which shall be available via the dedicated election website the  during the inspection window period.  

  2. Sealing the Register after inspection: The voters' register will be sealed once the inspection window period lapses.

  3. After Inspection: The register will continue to be available on the website after being sealed, albeit for viewing only.

Notices

The following notices will be issued:

  • Notice of the election containing the voting date and invitation for:

 

  • student structures intending to contest elections to submit their candidate lists; and

  • students intending to contest the SFC elections, to submit their nominations.

  • Notices publishing the provisional and final lists of candidates;

 

  • Notice informing the structures of the date, time and venues of the Election Screening Mass Meetings;

  • Notice publishing provisional election results;

 

  • Notice publishing the final election results; and

 

  • Notice informing the structures of the date, time and venues of the meetings for constituting the CSRC’s and ISRC.

Election notices will be issued via the following media:

  • University-issued email accounts for students

  • SMS messages sent directly to students

  • This elections website

The following notices will be issued:

  • Notice of the election containing the voting date and invitation for:

    • student structures intending to contest elections to submit their candidate lists; and

    • students intending to contest the SFC elections, to submit their nominations.

  • Notices publishing the provisional and final lists of candidates;

  • Notice informing the structures of the date, time and venues of the Election Screening Mass Meetings;

  • Notice publishing provisional election results;

  • Notice publishing the final election results; and

  • Notice informing the structures of the date, time and venues of the meetings for constituting the CSRC’s and ISRC.

CAMPUS ELECTORAL MONITORING COMMISSION

Section 48.2 contemplates the establishment of Campus Electoral Monitoring

Commission (“CEMC”). In 48.2(vii), the Constitution provides for the inclusion

of one representative from each student structure that is contesting the

election who is not a candidate for the current election. Given that candidates

can only be confirmed after the conclusion of the nomination phase, the

following rules shall apply:

a. Prior to the finalisation of the candidate lists, the CEMC shall comprise

one representative per student structure. The term of office of the

initial CEMC shall end once the final list of candidates is published.

b. Thereafter, each participating student structure shall appoint two (2)

representatives (one Main Member and one Alternate Member) to

constitute a new CEMC.

The CEMC is not a decision-making body. Its role is to monitor the elections

and to ensure that they are free and fair.

ISRC & CSRs

Election System

Proportional List System ("List PR")

The elections of the Institutional SRC (“ISRC”) and Campus SRC (“CSRCs”) are conducted based on a proportional list system (“List PR”). Each eligible student structure is entitled to submit a list of eligible candidates, which may not exceed the number of the contested seats in each election. The votes from the two elections are translated into seats using the Droop Quota2.

Candidate List Submission

The ISRC candidate lists shall be submitted as follows:

1

Using the officially prescribed and approved Online Candidate Nomination System provided by KDBS. (Any other form of submission including e-mails and letters from campus, regional and national offices of student structures will be disregarded)

2

The Online Candidate List Submission Form must be fully completed by duly authorised representatives of the student structure. Given that student structures do not have a central structure within TUT, eligible student structures will be required to nominate two people from any of the campuses in which such structures are recognised, to act as the duly authorised representatives for the purposes of submission of ISRC candidate lists.

3

Failing (2) above, eligible student structures shall be allowed to submit

separate candidate lists per campus, provided the total number of

candidates does not exceed the number of seats. Failure to follow either option may lead to the disqualification of a structure’s candidate list.

The CSRC candidates shall be submitted as follows:

Using the prescribed Online Candidate Nominations System to be provided by

KDBS (Any other form of submission including emails and letters from campus, regional and national offices of student structures will be disregarded).

The online CSRC Candidate Nomination System can only be used by a duly

authorised representative of a student structure.

Code of Conduct

In line with the provisions of Section 46.8 of the SRC Constitution, all structures and SFC candidates contesting the SRC elections are required to sign the Election Code of Conduct

SFCs

Election System

First-Past-The-Post ("FPTP")

The elections of the Student Faculty Council (“SFC”) are conducted based on the First-Past-The-Post (“FPTP”) electoral system. In terms of this system, voters are entitled to cast one vote per position per SFC, and the candidate who obtains the most votes per contested position is declared the winner or elected.

Nomination of SFC Candidates

SFC Candidates will be nominated by students within each faculty

  • A dedicated online SFC Candidate Nomination System will be used

  • Each student will receive a nomination notice and an Access Key

  • The Access Key is unique to each student and will be required when making a nomination

  • Only candidate nominations received via the online nomination system will be valid

  • Nominated candidates will have an opportunity to accept or reject their nomination
  • Vetting will then be undertaken for all candidates that have accepted nomination

ISRC and CSRCs

 

The elections of the Institutional SRC (“ISRC”) and Campus SRC (“CSRCs”) are conducted based on a proportional list system (“List PR”). Each eligible student structure is entitled to submit a list of eligible candidates, which may not exceed the number of the contested seats in each election. The votes from the two elections are translated into seats using the Droop Quota2.

Student Faculty Council ("SFC")

 

The elections of the Student Faculty Council (“SFC”) are conducted based on the First-Past-The-Post (“FPTP”) electoral system. In terms of this system, voters are entitled to cast one vote per position per SFC, and the candidate who obtains the most votes per contested position is declared the winner or elected.