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Student Life @ SMU

Core Business of Student Life and Governance

  • Contributes towards the holistic development of all students
  • Our core functions are training and development of student leadership
  • Coordination of student life and events and supporting student governance structures such as the SRC, the Student Housing Committees, Faculty Representatives, Sport


  • Leadership development of our students
  • Best student governance practice


  • To provide and promote capacity building in terms of student governance, leadership and co-curricular activities amongst the student community.


  • To provide leadership training for all student governance structures
  • To provide leadership training opportunities to students with leadership potential
  • To create opportunities for students to have meaningful and relevant growth experience as they participate in co-curricular activities (clubs and societies)
  • To build capacity in elected student leaders in terms of their representation, planning and management of student affairs
  • To be continuously involved in professional development activities to promote self-development and the development of expertise in the field of student leadership, governance and co-curricular activities.


  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Student Life and Events
  • SRC
  • Societies

Our Flagship events include the following

  • Motivational talks;
  • Clubs visiting orphanage homes and in turn hosting orphanage home on Campus;
  • Mr and Miss SMU Pageant;
  • Student political structures
  • Debates;
  • Strategic measures applied to
  • enforce students employability ;
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) students taken to industries such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial

We also provide assistance on which society to join, what society membership fees are payable and other general information which can be obtained from the office of student life and governance.

Our caring and supportive staff will guide students to the relevant office bearers in order to assist with society/SRC or any other related student matters. Students can choose from a variety of political, social and religious structures on campus and join.

Political Structures:

  • African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)
  • Azanian Student Congress (AZASCO)
  • Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (DASO)
  • Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC)
  • Independent Associates (IA)
  • Progressive African Socialist Students Organisation (PASSO)
  • Pan African Student Movement of Azania (PASMA)
  • South African Students Congress (SASCO)
  • Young Communist League od South Africa (YCLSA)

Social Clubs

  • Debate Society
  • DJ Society
  • Poetry Club

Religious Desk

  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Religious Desk, which is an umbrella body of all churches at the university.

Student Governance Staff

Mr Albert Masetla
Student Development Practitioner
Tel: (012) 521 5836

Ms Goitsemang Mogase
Tel: (012) 521 5835