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DASO gearing up for Walter Sisulu University SRC elections

Sep 20, 2017
DASO gearing up for Walter Sisulu University SRC elections

With only a month left for the Student Representative Council (SRC) elections at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU), the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) is upbeat about its prospects.

According to DASO Eastern Cape Constituency Leader, Hlomela Bucwa, the organisation has finally decided to contest the upcoming elections after allegedly being prevented from doing so for years.

“After years of being blocked and refused recognition at the Walter Sisulu University by the ANC-aligned South African Students Congress (SASCO) and management, DASO has been formally recognised at the WSU iBika Campus in Butterworth,” Bucwa described.

She further said that DASO’s entry to the elections will be a major benefit for students.

“This is our entry point to ensure that students, who have been denied access to their democratic right, as well as access to the most progressive student organisation in the country and the Eastern Cape, will now be able to enjoy the benefits of DASO and the DA on their campus,” Bucwa said.

“DASO has also decided to contest the upcoming Student Representative Council (SRC) elections set to take place this month.”

She said that they have made all the necessary applications and are confident that DASO will win seats “in order to offer an alternative that will put students first”.

“We will work hard to advocate for a safe, inclusive, caring, forward-thinking and a well-run campus filled with equal opportunities.

“The days of alleged corruption and maladministration at the institution are numbered and we call on all students to support us in this regard as we work towards the realisation of our vision of an open and free educational environment that is uniquely South African, in which every person has the freedom to pursue their own aspirations, fairness to chase their dreams and turn them into a reality, and in which every person has the opportunity to improve the quality of their life,” Bucwa said.

DASO will conduct visits to other Walter Sisulu University Campuses to ensure recognition.



Picture:Hlomela Bucwa