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Audit of SRC elections at 21 universities and technikons in South Africa from 2002-2004

Koen, Charlton; Cele, Mlungisi; Libhaber, Ariel (compiled by Michelle Buchler)

Abstract:
In the international arena, debates on democracy, human rights and social juctice are strongly influenced by student voices.  Political student organisations as well as value based student structures and nationalist movements have played a strong role in promoting institutional democracy.  This paper firstly explores and explains links between students and other citizens, the role of youth and society, the opportunity and accountability structures that exist in various societies and the overall vision for students.  This research involved an examination of voting patterns in student representative council (SRC) elections, and an assessment of democracy and student rights at twenty South African universities and technikons over a three-year period between 2002-2004.   The study aims to understand what democratic practices students follow and provides an overview of trends characterising elections from 2002-2004 at public HEIs in South Africa.  

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Document Title: Audit of SRC elections at 21 universities and technikons in South Africa from 2002-2004
Institution: Centre for Education and Policy Development
City and Country: Braamfontein, South Africa


Date:2006
Document Type:Research Report (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Student Representative Councils SRC, South African Universities, Technikons, Voting, Student Attitudes, Research, Student Politics, Transformation of higher education, Student Mobility, Elections, Historically Black Institutions HBI s, Historically White Institutions HWI s, Statistics, Policy, Student Protest, Student Activism


File Size:609 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce the report granted by Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD)
Additional information:This project forms part of the broader Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice in Education in SA project, funded by SIDA and the Royal Netherlands Embassy
Date Added:28 March 2007


Koen, Charlton; Cele, Mlungisi; Libhaber, Ariel (2006). Audit of SRC elections at 21 universities and technikons in South Africa from 2002-2004 The Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD), Braamfontein, South Africa

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