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CHAD JOHNSTON AND MOTLATSI KGAPHOLA
A Temporary Student Committee (TSC) has been appointedfor the term of 2017. The TSC was appointed after elections for a 2017 SRC were disrupted last year. According to the Constitution for Student Governance (CSG), “the Temporary Student Committee will administer any urgent affairs of the SRC until a new SRC is elected”.
The TSC is made up of 12 members, four of whom must previously have served on the SRC, while the remaining eight members may come from other structures of student governance.
The TSC will operate as an SRC until the next SRC elections. All members are available to assist students in the Roosmaryn building.
Since the disruption of the 2016 SRC elections, a temporary student committee has been appointed in order to administer any urgent SRC affairs until a new SRC is elected. Among those appointed to the 2017 TSC were students who had served on the 2016 SRC, the 2015 SRC and various ex-officio members of student leadership structures within the Department of Student Affairs.
According to the Constitution for Student Governance, the TSC should consist of four members of the SRC and eight members of other student governance structures. However, several students who were approahced to serve on the TSC decided to step down. According to Michael Reinders, 2016 SRC member for Residences, he and former Kiaat House Committee member Mpho Gobuamang were approached to serve on the TSC, but subsequently declined. Reinders said that former SRC member for Post-Graduate and International Students, Benjamin Ho, and former SRC member for student culture, Pieter Scribante, were approached to stand on the TSC but also refused. “I received an email on 6 December 2016 from Prof. Carolina Koornhof (UP executive director of student affairs) informing me that I had been appointed to the TSC for 2017. I then replied to this email on 12 December 2016 informing Prof. Koornhof that I am unavailable to serve on the TSC,” says Reinders.
Due to disruptions by the Fees Must Fall protests during the second semester at UP last year, a Temporary Student Committee (TSC) was appointed by the UP council. The TSC was appointed to take care of urgent Student Representative Council (SRC) business until such a time that fair SRC elections can be held again. The TSC consists of four members from the 2016 SRC and another eight members from various other student governing bodies.
UP management has informed several students involved in the Fees Must Fall movement and protests, particularly those with criminal proceedings against them, that they will have to provide sufficient reasons to UP as to why they should be allowed to register for the 2017 academic year. Students from the Fees Must Fall movement received emails in the first two weeks of January notifying them that their registration at UP is being reconsidered.
UP provides structures that entertain students and inform them about campus related news and activities. These student structures also offer students with opportunities to develop skills while serving the student community.