Election results announced: 2011 Student Parliament Election

Posted on February 29, 2012

In October 2011 the structures involved in the processes for the election of the Student Parliament found that the elections which took place during September 2011 could not be declared fair in all the constituencies. An announcement was made that a re-election would be called in seven of the 11 constituencies. AfriForum Youth objected to this announcement and its mother organisation – AfriForum – took the University to Court regarding this matter. The case was heard in the North Gauteng High Court. On Friday, 24 February 2012 Justice Rabie ruled in favour of AfriForum. The University was ordered to announce the election results.
 
The University of Pretoria takes note of the judgment. Although the University does not necessarily agree with all the Court’s findings, it will respect the order and has already started to implement it. Accordingly, the election results have been announced and the Student Parliament will be constituted shortly.
 
The full election results appear below. 
 
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences:
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 1 719 votes cast in the Faculty included 87 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Ms Simone Engelbrecht
228
Ms Thulisile Mgidi
215
Ms Atlegang Mogale
166
Ms Kwanda Dlamini
150
Ms Christine Conradie
133
Mr Enwee Human
133
Ms Joanelle Pretorius
128
Mr Martin Lemmer
99
Ms Helena Pikirayi
90
Mr Kaamil Seedat
65
Ms Zibusiso Moyo
62
Ms Daisy Serongwa
51
Ms Sizonqoba Sonny
51
Mr Andrew Nyampwana
39
Ms Chené Roseveore
22
Mr Tiaan Koen
Candidate withdrew late
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Ms Simone Engelbrecht
  • Ms Thulisile Mgidi
  • Ms Atlegang Mogale
  • Mr Enwee Human
  • Mr Martin Lemmer*
*In terms of the gender requirements prescribed in the Constitution for Student Governance
 
Faculty of Education:
 
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 793 votes cast in the Faculty included 34 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Quintin Botha
216
Mr Mzwandile Ngwenya
121
Ms Deo-Dané du Plessis
99
Mr Tshiamo Hlongwane
73
Ms Natasha Alvares
58
Ms Dineo Mollo
55
Ms Nokukhanya Sigwela
36
Ms Nonkuleleko Nkosi
30
Mr Adriaan Smit
27
Ms Anké Greyling
23
Ms Khadija Osman
13
Ms Simóne Duvenhage
8
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Mr Quintin Botha
  • Mr Mzwandile Ngwenya
  • Ms Deo-Dané du Plessis
  • Mr Tshiamo Hlongwane
  • Ms Natasha Alvares
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology:
 
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 1 758 votes cast in the Faculty included 46 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Jacques Faure
271
Mr Rajesh Gowda
187
Mr Tshepiso Mahlangu
170
Ms Lilisa Jansen
152
Mr Francois Pretorius
152
Mr Francois du Preez
148
Mr Sicelokuhle Ntanzi
119
Mr Thomas Sephton
109
Ms Angel Bolosha
106
Ms Gizelle Kehrhahn
102
Ms Gamurchirai Mutezo
77
Mr Frederik Pretorius
70
Mr Thatoyaona Moiloa
49
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Mr Jacques Faure
  • Mr Rajesh Gowda
  • Mr Tshepiso Mahlangu
  • Ms Lilisa Jansen
  • Ms Angel Bolosha*
*In terms of the gender requirements prescribed in the Constitution for Student Governance.
 
Faculty of Health Sciences:
 
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 343 votes cast in the Faculty included 16 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Ms Claudette Veldhuizen
101
Mr Petra Bouwer
65
Mr Lourens Terblanche
64
Ms Charmé van Tonder
54
Mr Marthinus Dicks
25
Mr Sheridan Mark Walter
18
Mr Jed Lazarus
Candidate withdrew late
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Ms Claudette Veldhuizen
  • Mr Petra Bouwer
  • Mr Lourens Terblanche
  • Ms Charmé van Tonder
  • Mr Marthinus Dicks
Faculty of Humanities:
 
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament of at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 845 votes cast in the Faculty included 28 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Jozua Loots
119
Ms Remogoditswe Mamogale
117
Mr Gerhardus Jansen van Rensburg
114
Mr Khumbulani Maphanga
102
Mr Carlo Cock
100
Mr Tumiso Sithole
96
Ms Amy Giliam
90
Ms Carmen Grobler
79
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Mr Jozua Loots
  • Ms Remogoditswe Mamogale
  • Mr Gerhardus Jansen van Rensburg
  • Mr Khumbulani Maphanga
  • Ms Amy Giliam*
*In terms of the gender requirements prescribed in the Constitution for Student Governance.
 
Faculty of Law:
 
The Faculty elects four representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 474 votes cast in the Faculty included 17 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Ms Neri Boshoff
215
Ms Tshepo Mojapelo
92
Ms Joseph Skosana
88
Ms Mpilo Mahlangu
62
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Ms Neri Boshoff
  • Ms Tshepo Mojapelo
  • Ms Joseph Skosana
  • Ms Mpilo Mahlangu
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:
 
The Faculty elects five representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least two must be male and at least two must be female. The total of 1 000 votes cast in the Faculty included 98 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Ms Michelle Steynberg
240
Mr Karabo Pilane
238
Mr Thobekani Malatula
130
Mr Johannes van Niekerk
98
Mr Privelege Munjoma
85
Ms Afrah Khairalla
60
Ms Elizabeth Hamman
51
Ms Carien Currie
Candidate withdrew late, making herself available for the residence constituency
Mr Henjo Viljoen
Candidate withdrew late, making himself available for the residence constituency
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Ms Michelle Steynberg
  • Mr Karabo Pilane
  • Mr Thobekani Malatula
  • Mr Johannes van Niekerk
  • Ms Afrah Khairalla*
*In terms of the gender requirements prescribed in the Constitution for Student Governance.
 
Faculty of Theology:
 
The Faculty elects two representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least one must be male and at least one must be female. The total of 111 votes cast in the Faculty included 16 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Thendo Matshete
36
Mr John van Niekerk
34
Mr Hendrik Labuschagne
25
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Mr Thendo Matshete
  • Mr John van Niekerk
Faculty of Veterinary Science:
 
The Faculty elects two representatives to serve on the Student Parliament, of which at least one must be male and at least one must be female. The total of 72 votes cast in the Faculty included 3 spoilt ballots.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Jaco Viljoen
26
Mr Daniel Elkin
21
Mr Martin Labuschagne
11
Ms Duandri Verster
10
 
The following candidates will go through to the Student Parliament:
  • Mr Jaco Viljoen
  • Ms Duandri Verster*
*In terms of the gender requirements prescribed in the Constitution for Student Governance.
 
Residence constituency:
 
The residences elect 12 representatives on the Student Parliament, of which at least five must be male and five must be female. 
 
Two of the 13 candidates did not meet the minimum requirements for nomination and were thus withdrawn. 
 
The remaining 11 candidates all go through to the Student Parliament.
 
CANDIDATE
VOTES
Mr Zakhele Nkosi
17
Mr Gerbrand Lindeque
15
Mr Tumelo Lebetle
15
Mr Johan le Roux
11
Mr Sean Jamieson
9
Ms Portia Mogashoa
7
Ms Carien Currie
7
Ms Jenna Lavagna
7
Mr Henjo Viljoen
7
Mr Mzwandile Kwela
3
Ms Jani Bosman
1
 
The society constituency:
 
The society constituency elects the same number of representatives to serve on the Student Parliament as the total number of faculty representatives. The total is 38 seats, which are divided proportionally among the societies based on the number of votes.
 
The total of 7 148 votes cast in this constituency included 111 spoilt ballots.
 
SOCIETY
VOTES
SEATS
AfriForum
2925
16
SASCO
1497
8
DASO
998
5
COPE
554
3
TSCF
388
2
UPI
245
1
FF+
230
1
PASMA
193
1
Genesis
118
1
 
The Student Parliament will be constituted as soon as possible in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution for Student Governance.
 
Until such time as the Student Parliament has been constituted, the Temporary Student Committee will continue to function as a caretaking structure for the Student Representative Council. 

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