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Societies Sub-Council

There are more than 100 student societies and organisations at UCT reflecting a wide range of interests, including academic, religious, cultural, social and political activities.

Each society is run by students and any student may be a member. Societies hold a number of events every year including an AGM where the new leadership is elected for the New Year. 

The Societies Sub-Council is a group of 12 motivated individuals dedicated to the efficient functioning, activity and involvement of societies on campus. It a sub-structure of the SRC appointed to ensure a fair representation and voice to societies on campus.

Some of the goals for the sub-council this year include promoting the SRC’s broader vision of transformation within the UCT community as well as providing  a helping hand to societies where need be.

Name

Position

Capacity

Email

Shahana Bahana

Chair

Students' Representative Council

srcsocieties@uct.ac.za

Siyabonga Ntombela

Secretary

 

ntmsiy007@myuct.ac.za

Albert Baloyi

   

mathobela.baloyi@gmail.com

Sibusiso Radebe

   

sradebe4@gmail.com

James Combrink

Social Responsiveness Officer

 

jamziec@gmail.com

Leigh-Anne Mapuranga

   

Mprlei001@myuct.ac.za

Fredrik Rondborg

   

Fredrik@randsborg.no

Landile Mchunu

Resources and Funding Officer

 

Mchlan003@myuct.ac.za

Joseph Mayson

Vice-chair

 

mysjos001@myuct.ac.za

Precious Kumbatira

     

Hannah Margetts

     

 

 

Each society is partially funded by the University and partially by subscription fees which the societies charge.

The societies allow students to enjoy activities on the University that are not normally part of the academic curricula. Societies allow students to enjoy being part of a community on campus that is stimulating and opens up new challenges and opportunities for them.

Academic

These societies are organisations whose primary aim is either to enhance the learning and understanding of students at UCT or to bring students in contact with the leaders in their field of studies. Many of these societies hold seminars on various topics and bring industry leaders to UCT while others concentrate on community development programmes.

Society & Website

Email

AIESEC UCT

aiesec@myuct.ac.za

Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals

ABSIP@myuct.ac.za

Association of Built Environment Students

ABES@myuct.ac.za

Association of SA Black Actuaries

ASABA@myuct.ac.za

Biological Society

biosoc@myuct.ac.za

Black Law Students' Forum

blsf@myuct.ac.za

Education Development Unit Student Organisation

eduso@myuct.ac.za

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

ieee@myuct.ac.za

Organisational Psychology Students' Society

opss@myuct.ac.za

Psychology Society

psychologysoc@myuct.ac.za

South African Medical Students' Association

samsa.uct@gmail.com

South African Space Association (SASA-UCT)

saa@myuct.ac.za

Surgical Society

uctsurgical@gmail.com

UCT Marketing Association

uctma@myuct.ac.za

UCT Mathematics Society

MathSoc@myuct.ac.za

Faith

This constitutes one of the largest sectors, representing almost all major religious beliefs, doctrines and denominations. Many of these societies have ties with local religious structures. Although UCT is a secular campus, it makes the attempt to accommodate everyone and allow them to exercise their beliefs freely without interfering with the academic programme and other faiths.

Society & Website

Email

Acts Kolbe Catholic Society

acts@myuct.ac.za

Anglican Students' Society

ansoc@myuct.ac.za

Believers' Loveworld

loveworld@myuct.ac.za

Christian Medical Fellowship

cmf@myuct.ac.za

Christian Revival Church

crc@myuct.ac.za

Church on Main

churchonmain@myuct.ac.za

Deeper Life Fellowship

dlf@myuct.ac.za

Hillsong Church

hillsong@myuct.ac.za

Hindu Students' Society

hindusoc@myuct.ac.za

His People

uct@hispeople.org

Jubilee Society

jubilee@myuct.ac.za

Muslim Students' Association

uct@msa.org.za

Muslim Youth Movement

uctmym@myuct.ac.za

Rapha Fellowship Centre

rfc@myuct.ac.za

Redeemed Christian Fellowship

rcf@myuct.ac.za

Seventh Day Adventist Student Movement (SDASM)

sdasm@myuct.ac.za

Shofar Church

shofar@myuct.ac.za

South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS)

saujs@myuct.ac.za

Student Christian Fellowship

scf@myuct.ac.za

Student YMCA

ymca@myuct.ac.za

Trees of Life Multiracial Church

treesoflife.mc@gmail.com

UCT Baha'i Society

bahai@myuct.ac.za

UCT Moslem Youth Movement

uctmym@gmail.com

Wesley Guild Methodist Society

wesleyguild@myuct.ac.za

World Mission Society (Church of God)

worldmissionsociety@myuct.ac.za

Zion Christian Student Fellowship

zcsf@myuct.ac.za

National/cultural

These societies largely represent national and cultural interests. However, membership is not drawn exclusively from the relevant countries. These societies mainly aim to broaden students exposure to the cultural dynamism of UCT.

Society & Website

Email

Abantu Zambian Society

zamsoc@myuct.ac.za

Congolese Society

 

East African Students' Association

easoc@myuct.ac.za

Ghana Society

ghanasoc@myuct.ac.za

Hellenic Students' Association

HSA@myuct.ac.za

Lesotho Students' Association

lessa@myuct.ac.za

Malawi Students' Society

malawisoc@myuct.ac.za

Namibian Students' Organisation

namsoc@myuct.ac.za

Nigerian Students' Society

nigeriasoc@myuct.ac.za

Republic of China Students' Association (ROCSA)

rocsa@myuct.ac.za

Swazi Students' Society

swazisoc@myuct.ac.za

Zimbabwe Society

zimsoc@myuct.ac.za

Political

These organisations represent a group of national and international political organisations. Their activities include attending national gatherings, and inviting politicians and scholars to speak at meetings.

Society & Website

Email

ANC Youth League

ancyl@myuct.ac.za

Democratic Alliance Students' Organisation

daso@myuct.ac.za

InkuluFreeHeid

IFH@myuct.ac.za

Palestine Solidarity Forum

psf@myuct.ac.za

Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA)

uctpasma@gmail.com

South African Students' Congress

sasco@myuct.ac.za

The Collective

TheCollective@myuct.ac.za

United Nations Association of SA

uct@unasa.org.za

Special interest

This group of societies represent a broad range of groups from special interest and civil society groups to social and wellness groups. These societies open up huge opportunities to experience and enjoy new activities at UCT.

Society & Website

Email

African Union Student Chapter

africanunionclub@gmail.com

Amnesty International

amnesty_international@myuct.ac.za

Art of Living – SMILE

aol@myuct.ac.za

Ballroom and Latin Dancing Society

chair@uctballroom.co.za

Bhakti Yoga Society

bhaktiyoga@myuct.ac.za

Black Management Forum

bmf@myuct.ac.za

Cape Legion of Adventurers and War Gamers

claws@myuct.ac.za

Cape Town Globalist

ctglobalist@myuct.ac.za

Connoisseur

connoisseur@myuct.ac.za

Debating Union

debatingunion@myuct.ac.za

DJ's Production Society

 

Enactus

enactus@myuct.ac.za

Engineers Without Borders

ewbuct@gmail.com

Equal Education

equaleducation@myuct.ac.za

Film Society

filmsoc@myuct.ac.za

Free Society Institute UCT Chapter (FSI)

uct@fsi.org.za

Genshiken

 

Golden Future Project

goldenfuture@myuct.ac.za

Green Campus Initiative

gci@myuct.ac.za

Habitat For Humanity

hfh@myuct.ac.za

Hip Hop Club

hiphop@myuct.ac.za

History and Current Affairs Society

hca@myuct.ac.za

Ikey Ability

Chaeli Mycroft

Investment Society

investsoc@myuct.ac.za

LeanIn UCT

Alexandra Swanepoel

Photographic Society

photosoc@myuct.ac.za

RainbowUCT

rainbow@myuct.ac.za

Rural Support Network (RSN)

rsn@myuct.ac.za

Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ)

slsj@myuct.ac.za

Students for Life

studentsforlife@myuct.ac.za

TEDxUCT

tedxuct@myuct.ac.za

UCT African Choral

africanchoral@myuct.ac.za

UCT Choir

uctchoir@gmail.com

UCT Choir for Africa

africanchoral@myuct.ac.za

UCT Consulting Club

uctcc@myuct.ac.za

UCT Developers Society

uctdevelopers@myuct.ac.za

UCT Entrepreneurs Society

uctentrepreneurs@myuct.ac.za

Vegilicious

Vegilicious@myuct.ac.za

We Are Animals

weareanimals.uct@gmail.com

Wine and Cultural Society

winesoc@myuct.ac.z

Women in Computer Science (WCS-UCT)

women.cs.uct@gmail.com

How to join a society at UCT

Students can become members of societies throughout the academic year. During the annual O-week the student organsations showcase themselves on the Jameson Plaza. Here students can sign-up with the societies that interest them and they can either have the subscription fees charged to their student accounts or pay cash to the cashiers in the Steve Biko Students' Union.

If students miss the O-week sign up period they can come to the Societies Helpdesk on Level 5, Steve Biko Students' Union or contact Societies to sign up with a society or get more information. Students may join societies throughout the year and may pay through their fee accounts until 30 April or alternatively can pay cash at the Student Treasury on Level 5, Steve Biko Students' Union.