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University Electoral Commission

The University Electoral Commission (UEC) was appointed on 10 April 2019 by the Institutional Forum to oversee and monitoring the national and provincial government election process on the UCT’s campuses. The members of the UEC are:

 

Naziema Jappie, acting chair and staff member, appointed by the Institutional Forum

Zwelethu Jolobe, staff member, appointed by the Institutional Forum

Paul Gaika, staff member, appointed by the Institutional Forum

Ashley Rustin, staff member, appointed by the Institutional Forum

Kyle Fortune, student nominated by the SRC

Junaid Nyker, student nominated by the SRC

Simvuyele Mncunza, student nominated by the SRC 

Declan Dyer, student nominated by the SRC 

Vukosi Mathebula, student nominated by the SRC 

Lance August, student nominated by the SRC 

 

The university community is asked to note the special electoral rules and code of conduct that apply to university students and staff as well as external individuals and political parties.  Whilst it is the role of the UEC to ensure that freedom of association, freedom of speech and democratic principles are upheld, it should be noted that no political activity and campaigning is permitted to interfere with the academic and administrative functioning of the university. For this reason, campaigning may not occur in administrative or academic offices, laboratories, libraries, lecture venues or university residences.

 

Any individual or structure wishing to stage public meetings or host election related events on a university campus are required to seek approval from the UEC prior to the event taking place. Furthermore, all political parties and structures wishing to campaign on campus have equal access to do so but are required to display a UEC accreditation card when campaigning on campus.

 

Event or accreditation card applications may be made to the UEC via the UEC servicing officer. 

 

For more information, please contact the UEC servicing officer, Christine Immenga at christine.immenga@uct.ac.za.