Student Court
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The Student Court

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Our purpose and function

The Student Court is the judicial arm of student governance at the University of Stellenbosch.

The Student Court is responsible for the resolution of student disputes, inter-society disputes and SRC constitutional matters. Student Court judges are well trained law students with a passion and respect for students’ rights and justice. The Student Court is an independent, impartial and objective body, which exists to ensure that the rights of the student population are upheld and protected.


Information and guidance

Students should feel free to contact the Student Court for information or guidance on any of the following matters:

  • Student rights
  • SRC elections
  • Disciplinary hearing procedures
  • Any other student governance query.


​Disputes with societies

If you have a dispute with a society, the Student Court specifically has the capacity to chair:

  • Mediations:  Where both parties to a dispute approach the Court to assist them in negotiations with the aim of settling the dispute. The Court does not make a binding order in a mediation.
  • Adjudications:  Where the parties to a dispute require the Court to hear a matter and make a binding order at the conclusion of the proceedings.​