The SAUS Leadership

We are governed by the following structures; National Congress, Special National Congress, National General Council, National Executive Committee, National Working Committee. These structures are setup on the basis of a democratic society.

  • The NC shall be the highest decision making body of the Organisation
  • The NC shall meet every two years.
  • The NC shall have powers to formulate policy in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Organisation.
  • The NC shall elect the National Executive Committee
  • The NC shall ratify and nullify decisions of the NEC. It shall also have a final say on any policy or issue referred to it by the NGC.
  • The NC shall have powers to amend the Constitution and other policies of the Organisation
  • The NC shall have powers to reprimand, suspend or expel a member including a member SRC or a Consultative member, from the Organisation
  • The NC shall have powers to decide on the affiliation fee and membership status of a particular SRC or Consultative member
  • At the NC a political, organisational and financial reports shall be presented by the President, Secretary General and Treasurer General respectively.
  • The NC shall be attended by the NEC members, affiliated member SRCs and Consultative members.
  • Observer status shall be granted to other national students’ organisations and
    invited guests.
  • The Special National Congress shall be convened if so requested in terms of 10(2) (a)
  • The Special National Congress shall be convened if the National Congress has failed to quorate in terms of section 13(1)
  • The Special National Congress shall be convenedwithin six months if the National Congress has failed to conclude its business.
  • The Special National Congress shall be convened if the minimum percentage poll was not met or the IEB has declared the elections not to be free and fair in line with section14(5,i)
  • The NGC shall be the second highest decision making body after the NC.
  • The NGC shall have powers to remove, replace and to fill vacancies arising in the NEC for the remaining period before the National Congress, provided such vacancies do not exceed two.
  • The NGC shall have powers to ratify and nullify the decisions of the NEC.
  • At the NGC, a Political, Organisational and Financial update shall be presented by the President, Secretary General, and Treasurer General respectively.
  • The NGC shall advise the NC on Constitutional amendments and or other policy documents.
  • The NGC shall be attended by NEC members, affiliated member SRC and invited guests.
  • The NGC shall sit at least once in every two years.
  • The NGC shall sit when convened by the NEC, or when half or more of the affiliated member SRCs request its sitting in writing to the Secretary General.
  • The NEC shall be composed of all members elected or co-opted in terms of this Constitution.
  • The NEC shall have powers to take decisions in between meetings of the NC and NGC.
  • The NEC shall make recommendations to the NGC on the filling of a vacancy
  • The NWC shall be composed of elected members referred to in section 7(3) together with three other members elected by the NEC to make a total of 10 NWC members.
  • The NEC shall determine the powers and duties of the NWC.