DUT online house comm elections to take place next week
After postponing the house committee elections in late October, the Durban University of Technology’s 2021 House Committee elections will now take place next week (December 8-10).
The elections were postponed due to students’ academic results not being available.
Nonjabulo Shangase, candidate at Kenrol Property Residence, said the only reason results were not available was because of faculties’ problems and not the fault of the students.
Nonjabulo is one of five Kenrol Property students who are candidates for the 2021 elections. The candidates at Kenrol Property are vying for three positions – chairperson, secretary and project officer.
“If I win it doesn’t matter which position I take, I’m determined to work hard in any position,” Nonjabulo stated emphatically.
Nonjabulo says she is very passionate about helping students.
“I’m vocal enough to speak for students, since not all students can go to the housing department to address their issues,” she went on to say.
In recent weeks Kenrol Property has been plagued with problems which resulted in a protest that ended up with seven students appearing in court on several criminal charges.
Nonjabulo said she now knows what she would have to deal with if she ends up being elected.
“I know the moves of this building’s management and I’m developing tricks on how to counter them. I will know ahead what to do so they don’t use the law against me,” said Nonjabulo.
Lungelo Zulu who is one of the outgoing house committee members at Kenrol Property said it is not all cherry and roses.
“To those who will be elected, I want to say it is not easy dealing with the management of this building as everyone has seen recently,” he said.
Lungelo said you cannot satisfy every student.
“You can do your best to try and solve problems and you will still have disgruntled students,” he added.
However, Lungelo said it has its perks. He said you get to know students from other residences and the leadership of those residences.