DUT SRC elections 2020
Last week the Durban University of Technology (DUT) issued a statement stating that the 2020 Student Representative Council (SRC) elections have been postponed to November 16.
“The Electoral Commission decided to further strengthen the security features of the upcoming SRC elections,” the statement read.
Buntu Faku, EFF Student Command (EFFSC) chairperson, said based on their analysis DUT is not ready to implement online voting.
“The commission decided to postpone the SRC elections because the electoral commission proposed that there must be a one time pin for students so that when they request a pin it can go to his or her sim card,” said Faku.
He went on to say that that is the reason the elections were postponed, to enhance those electronic measures. He said they are not nervous about the postponement of the elections because students will vote for them.
South African Students Congress (SASCO) acting secretary at DUT, Sbonelo Zwane, said as SASCO they have no problem with the postponement of the elections.
“Even if the elections take place on December 25, it doesn’t bother us. SASCO is ready,” Zwane said.
Both the EFFSC and SASCO are still in the dark when it comes to the House Committee elections, they DUT has not communicated anything to them.
DUT Student Governance, which oversees the SRC elections, is yet to comment on the nature of the security features.
This is what students had to say on the postponement of the SRC elections: