The SRC has given a March 14 deadline for anyone wishing to make suggestions on amending its current constitution.

“This constitutional review process affects every student and student organisation in this University, therefore we encourage students and organisations to get involved and take part in this review process by making submissions,” said Yusuf Peer, the Policy, Constitution and Legal Affairs Officer in the SRC.

 

Submissions will go to the Constitutional Review Commission, consisting of five senior law students. They will review the suggestions and constitution models from other universities, before finally submitting a review to the SRC.

The SRC will the vote on the proposed changes. A two-thirds majority is needed to change the constitution.

The constitution outlines the conduct that the SRC follows, such as a commitment to “providing democratic, transparent, effective, accountable and coherent student leadership”. It also includes protocol for membership, meetings and duties.

Peer has urged students, clubs and societies, school councils and house committees to make submissions.

Students who wish to look at the current constitution can find it on the SRC website on student.wits.ac.za/SRC, under the important documents tab. Submissions can be emailed to siwisaa@yahoo.com or handed in at the SRC reception in the Matrix.