Student Parliament
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Student Parliament

Accountability, Transparency and Consultative Governance



Speak​er Elections​

The chair-position in the Student Parliament ​​​Committee is the Speaker. Every year in the fourth term before the fourth Ordinary Student Parliament Sitting, the Committee informs all Stellenbosch University Students of the upcoming elections encouraging them to apply for the position. All applicants will be given a chance at the sitting to introduce themselves and present a speech. The floor will thereafter be opened for questions. Every student who attends the fourth sitting has a chance to vote for a candidate.  

The Student Parliament Committee is elected by appointment in terms of Addendum J of the Student Parliament Constitution.

For more information on this regard, please email enquiries to


Student Representative Council (SRC) Elections

The elections of the SRC are run by an independent committee headed by-election conveners. It is essential to understand that similar to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, the SRC Election Conveners are independent from all other bodies, including the SRC and Student Parliament. However, since the Student Parliament was established for accountability purposes in the best interests of all Stellenbosch University students, we strive to remain objective and achieve our core values, taking into account our inherent limitations. This will be done through routine meetings with the Election Conveners and Student Governance representatives.


House Committee (HK) Election​​s

Each house on campus runs their own elections according to their own constitutions with their own appointed election committees. Student Parliament comes into play by sending a representative to any one of the House Elections, either Primaria, Vice Primaria or House Committee elections, to have an objective view on the proceedings and to ensure that the elections are free and fair. We will not interfere unless it is absolutely necessary. As House Committees play a very important role in Student Governance, we feel that it is vital for us to be present.​