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Student Parliament | Iphalamente Yabafundi | Studenteparlement 

Speaker’s Address 


As I take up the mantle of Speaker of our revered Student Parliament, I am filled with an electrifying sense of purpose and determination. 2024 marks the beginning of a new chapter in our journey towards a brighter, more inclusive future for our student community.

Our Student Parliament stands as a bastion of hope, unity, and progress. It is a beacon of light amidst the sea of challenges that face us, a sanctuary where every voice is not only heard but celebrated. Leadership is not a position; it is a privilege—a privilege that carries with it the weight of responsibility and the power to effect real change​. Student Parliament is not just a forum for discussion; it is a crucible of change, a crucible where leaders are forged and held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and transparency. We are tasked with the sacred duty of representing the diverse voices and aspirations of our student body,

Accountability is not just a motto; it is the foundation upon which our Parliament stands. In the hallowed halls of our Parliament, we uphold the sacred principles of accountability, transparency, and consultative governance. These are not mere words inscribed on paper; they are the beating heart of our mission, the guiding light that illuminates our path forward.

Our mission is clear: to protect​ the pillars of participatory governance, to amplify the voices of the marginalized and underrepresented, and to foster a culture of inclusivity and empowerment that knows no bounds. We stand as guardians of democracy, custodians of justice, and architects of change.

In closing, I invite each and every one of you to join me in this journey of transformation and accountability. Together, let us build a Student Parliament that is not just a symbol of our aspirations but a catalyst for change—a change that will echo​​ throughout our university 

As your Speaker, I pledge to stand by your side, to listen with empathy, to lead with integrity, and to serve with honor. 

Speaker Manqoyi