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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 students to enjoy activities on the university’s campuses that are not normally part of the academic curricula, and allows them to 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 which some of the societies charge.

During the annual O-Week, student organisations showcase themselves on the Jameson plaza. Here students can sign-up with the societies that interest them.

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 more than just a place to relax between lectures and catch up on the cricket or daily soapies. It’s a place where non-resident students can be exposed to the full experience of the university life enjoyed by their counterparts in res.