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Societies

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.

Membership of one of the societies allows you to enjoy activities on the university’s campuses that are not normally part of the academic curricula. Become part of a campus community that is stimulating and opens up new challenges and opportunities.

Each society is run by students and any current UCT student may be a member. Individual societies hold a number of events every year, including an AGM where the new leadership is elected for the following year.

Societies are partially funded by the university and partially by the subscription fees that some of the societies charge.

During the annual orientation week, you can sign-up with the societies that interest you.

IKhaya Day House

The iKhaya Day House is a newly refurbished common room, equipped with comfortable furnishings and a plasma screen television with DStv. Located in Leslie Social Sciences, the day house offers non-resident students a place to relax between lectures and catch up on the cricket or daily soapies. It’s a place where you can be exposed to the full experience of the university life enjoyed by your counterparts in residence.

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