The Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) win at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University SRC elections signals a major shift in student politics in the Eastern Cape.
Congratulations to the incoming SRC DA President, Yusuf Cassim, and his team of dedicated student leaders.
It was 30 years ago that the Progressive Federal Party youth last won student elections in 1981 at the then UPE.
Due to pressure from conservative forces, they were forced out and there was no SRC during 1982.
This victory highlights the importance of a long term vision for South Africa’s future. Thirty years later, through persistence and commitment, we have won the SRC elections.
The Democratic Alliance is committed to building a new majority in South Africa so we can implement our vision of an open opportunity society for all.
This historic victory is an important milestone on that journey. — Bobby Stevenson, Legislature Leader