VC's Circular - New SRC 2016

 It is with deep regret that the President and Vice-President of our Student Representative Council, Mr Sisesakhe Ntlabezo and Mr Ligwa Sizwe Dlomo, respectively, had to tender their resignations due to personal circumstances. The powerful and inspiring welcome address by Mr Ntlabezo on the occasion of welcoming our new students on Sunday, 07 February 2016, will remain a source of great inspiration to these students for years to come. In a very special way, through his speech, Mr Ntlabezo amply demonstrated that Rhodes University is indeed a university which educates leaders and one in which learners lead. On behalf of the entire Rhodes University community, I wish to extend our gratitude and appreciation to both of them for serving our student body. We wish them well in their future endeavours.

We are delighted that, following the standing down of the President and the Vice-President, the Independent Electoral Board (IEB) followed due process as prescribed by the Constitution of the Students to fill the vacancies. The new SRC for 2016 is as follows:

President: Mr Mlondolozi Gift Sandi

Vice-President: Mr Zweli Hlatshwayo

Secretary-General: Ms Happyness Raselabe

Treasurer: Ms Siyanda Tyobashe

Academic: Mr Hope Mashozhera (Exec)

Activism and Transformation: Ms Naledi Mashishi (Exec)

Community Engagement: Ms Ancha Angel Bulunga

Environmental: Vacant

International Affairs: Mr Simbaredi Chwanza

Media: Ms Tuletu Nelani

Oppidan: Ms Zola Mbatha

Projects Mngr.: Ms Verona Davids

Residence: Vacant

Student Benefit & Sponsorship: Mr Onela Nongubo

Sports and Societies Ms Linda Buthelezi

On behalf of the Rhodes University community, I wish to convey our warm congratulations to our new SRC and thank them for assuming this critical statutory responsibility. We look forward to working with these talented and capable leaders as they endeavour to fulfil their role as the authentic, credible and reliable voice of the Rhodes University student body. They enjoy our unqualified support and confidence. I urge all students, academic and support staff to support our student leaders as they discharge their duties to the benefit of all our students and our University.

Sizwe Mabizela

Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University

VC's Circular - New SRC 2016

Source:  VC's Circular

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