The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the highest decision-making body of student governance. It represents all students at and their overall interest and social well-being in the university. It is involved in policy-making and co-operative decision-making on campus.
The SRC is elected annually by the students and consists of 21 members who represent other student organizations. The SRC is a very important stakeholder within the Nelson Mandela University, as there is no decision that can be taken without the student voice. 


  • To represent and act in the interest of all registered students.
  • To preserve and promote the honour and interests of the University and of the students.
  • To encourage unity and peace within the student body.
  • To uphold justice and order in the student body.
  • To encourage good co-operation between the student body, its affiliates and the University authorities.
  • To be a catalyst in the transformation process of the Nelson Mandela University.
  • To encourage all parties involved in the Nelson Mandela University to create a climate conducive to research, learning and teaching.
  • To promote, protect and advance the interests of all students regardless of race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, political affiliation, disability or ideology.