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Veeartseny studente gee aan minderbevoorregtes

“Books for Africa” is `n projek wat in 1993 begin is en word deur studente bestuur. Elke twee jaar word agt veeartseny studente gekies deur die vorige komitee om in Afrika vir minder bevoorregte veeartseny fakulteite leermateriaal te neem. Die agt studente is almal in hulle derde of vierde jaar by die Universiteit van Pretoria.

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SRC plan of action

Perdeby spoke to Mr Charl Oberholzer, Chairperson of the Student Representative Council 2011 about the their plan of action for this year. The SRC at the University of Pretoria is a council representing all the students at UP. Chosen by students and for students, the SRC strives to give students what they need by representing them on every decision making structure at UP. “It’s like the HK of the university,” explains Mr Oberholzer. In a nutshell, the SRC is the communication between the voices of students and top management.

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Man of the moment

Afriforum’s Charl Oberholzer is the new SRC chairperson for 2011. He spoke to Perdeby...

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AfriForum jeug veg vir hartstaal

Op Woensdag 8 Februarie het lede van AfriForum Jeug ʼn voorlegging aan die minister van hoër onderwys en opleiding, Dr. Blade Nzimande, oorhandig. Die voorlegging het gehandel oor die bevordering van moedertaalonderrig in Suid Afrika. `n Konferensie is by die Universiteit van Pretoria aangebied om die belangrikheid van moedertaalonderrig te verduidelik. Die regsposisie, impak en befondsing van moedertaalonderrig is bespreek en ʼn aksieplan is voorgelê.

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SRC Elections 2010

NINA VAN WYK

On 16 September 2010, students voted for the University of Pretoria’s new Student Parliament. According to the UP website, just over 6000 students cast their vote.

The Student Parliament election results were announced by the Independent Electoral Committee on Thursday, 23 September 2010.

The elections were announced to have been free and fair. Afriforum Youth won 11 seats, making them the overall winners. This was the fi rst time that AfriForum Youth participated in an election at UP. The South African Student Congress (Sasco) won 10 seats.

The DA Student Organisation (Daso) as well as the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) each won fi ve seats. The Congress of the People (Cope), Doxa Deo, the Pan African Student Movement (Pasma) and the University of Pretoria’s International Student Organisation (UPI) each drew enough votes for two seats. Societies fill 39 of the 88 seats in the new Student Parliament.

Students also elected individual representatives from the nine faculties. These candidates fi ll another 38 seats in the Parliament. The remaining 11 seats are filled by candidates from residences and they have already been elected. Dean of Students, Prof. McGlory Speckman, said the university was pleased that the elections were concluded successfully.

Mr Ernst Roets, AfriForum Youth’s national chairman said, “We are surprised by the big support we received from students. AfriForum Youth will play a big part at Tuks in the future and we will be very involved in student life. We will also play a big part in protecting student rights.”

Roets added that AfriForum Youth believes in cooperating with opposition parties and that discussions will be held with the other participating organisations in order to form a broad coalition against Sasco.

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