As a responsible public institution with accountability as one of its values, Stellenbosch University (SU) urges all staff members and students to make use of their democratic right to vote in the upcoming municipal (local government) elections scheduled for 1 November 2021.
If you have not done so yet, you are encouraged to register as a voter. You can do so at your nearest IEC registration centre on 18 and 19 September 2021, between 08:00 and 17:00. Or you can register online. Please visit www.elections.org.za for more information.
SU's Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development (a structure within our Centre for Student Leadership, Experiential Education and Citizenship, Division for Student Affairs), is planning a social media campaign to create awareness and encourage students to vote.
This will be aligned to its mandate of cultivating active citizens. The team is already working on the campaign and encouraging students to be active and responsive citizens, a theme which is at the heart of most of the Institute's short course discussions.
The University will also support campaigns by our Students' Representative Council (SRC) to encourage students to vote.
– Issued by SU's Corporate Communication and Marketing Division