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Humanities Students' Council


The Humanities Students' Council (HSC) is a student governance structure representing the common interest of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities. The HSC is made up of ten accountable, transparent and inspired students who are determined to make sure that your experience of the Faculty is enriching to your academic and social wellbeing. Elections for HSC are held annually in August.

Role of the HSC:

  • Our role is to ensure that undergraduate student voices and opinions are heard and taken into consideration during policy debates and implementation within the Faculty of Humanities.
  • We are the bridge between the students, academic staff and Faculty management. We sit on various governance structures within the university. These include: sub-councils, Faculty committees, Dean's Advisory Committee and Student Parliament all aimed at the betterment of quality teaching and learning for students. 
  • We strive to work closely with the University's Students' Representative Council (SRC) as well as other Faculty Councils to facilitate the exchange of ideas and maximise support for students on campus
  • We rely on support from our constituency. The HSC can only tackle problems that it is informed about.

2017 Council members:

Chairperson Email Luke White
Vice Chair  Email Mila Tshaka
Secretary Email: Ester van der Walt
Treasurer Email Naledi Mahlase

Academics Chair: Arts Email: Duwayne Esau

Academic Chair: Social Sciences Email:  Rodrigue Kabuya

Public Relations Officer Email: Zusiphe Sikayi
Transformation & Community Outreach Officer Email: Lefentse Malapane
Health & Safety Officer Email Cara Herring

Visit the HSC: our offices are located in Room 27B in the Beattie building (lower ground level), opposite the Beattie computer lab. Please visit the council during Meridian if you have any queries, questions or problems.