New SRC encouraged to have unity at Inaugural Ceremony.

Outgoing Secretary general Lutho Cele encouraged the incoming Student Representative Council to be a strong unit, this was said at the 2017/18 Inaugural ceremony of the council yesterday which took place at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre.

Cele added that the new council should always keep in mind that their biggest purpose is to serve students’ interest and not their own.

“We pledge here, we read a certain paper that tells us how we should behave and what the purpose of our position is, you can read that pledge here and have people clap their hands but putting that into practice, is what will create a legacy and will show your integrity as a leader,” said Cele.

SASCO members, DUT staff and students filled up the sports centre to witness the new council being announced officially along with the roles their assuming.

Vice Chancellor Professor Thandwa Mthembu congratulated the SRC and said he will be working closely with and guiding them to make sure they understand their role and champion change not only in the university but society as a whole. Mthembu added that this generation should be the difference and coming up with innovative ideas.

“I hope we will work together with the SRC, the same way we’ve worked with the outgoing leadership to change the world, change the country, change the region, and the city. Thank you SRC and I hope in the near end we see more female members,” said Mthembu.

Siphephelo Mthembu is the new president of the council. He didn’t mince his words about their determination to fight for students in resolving their issues when delivering his acceptance speech.

“5% more students voted this year than in other years, this means students are gradually becoming more conscious and that will create more reliable leaders,” said Mthembu


By: Naledi Sikhakhane


Picture By: Afika Gebe


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