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Academic Societies

MSA Society of Political Dialogue and Analysis (MSPDA)

Thando Kunene

tkun0001@student.monash.edu

The MSPDA is a student-driven politics and international relations think tank. We host regular events throughout the semester engaging with top minds in the field. Membership is open to all IIE MSA students, and we hope to provide our members with important networking and growth opportunities.

AIESEC

Noel Sheka

nskan2@student.monash.edu

IIE MSA Debating Union

Babongile Bidla

bbid0001@student.monash.edu

The IIE MSA Debate Union gives students a platform to develop their public speaking by engaging in thought provoking topics. It also equips them with necessary skills to communicate effectively, express their beliefs and develop their problem-solving skills. The Debate Union uses British Parliamentary Debate Style and we practice twice a week for two hours. We participate in Regional and National Debate Tournaments as well as host clashes such as the II MSA Debate Union vs IIE MSA Model United Nations Debate clash; and Poke your Brain: Public Speaking Competition. Membership is open to all IIE MSA students and can sign up by emailing the Union at monashdebateunion@gmail.com

Model United Nations

Mary Arubuola

maru0001@student.monash.edu

IIE MSA Model United Nations is an academic simulation in which students learn about the United Nations, diplomacy and international relations. We meet once a week for our sessions and host conferences twice yearly. We also attend conferences hosted by other universities. Membership is free and open to all IIE MSA students who want to grow and improve their networks.

Community Engagement

CRIMON: Criminology and Victimology Society of MSA

Shaakirah Waggiet

swag0001@student.monash.edu

CRIMON aims to give students practical experience in the field of Criminology. This includes giving back to the community in all aspects. We host events and discussions throughout the semester, as well as partner with outside organisations to promote local and global issues like rape, human trafficking, victim’s rights, human rights violations etc. Membership is free and open to all IIE MSA students, including those not studying criminology.

Society of IIE MSA Geographers and Environmentalists (SMUDGE)

Melisizwe Peleowo

smel0003@student.monash.edu

SMUDGE aims to bring awareness to a number of issues that threaten the world we live in, including those that impact the environment, people and animals. The club meets once a week to host campus clean-ups and to tend the vegetable garden. We also host events bringing awareness to issues around the environment. Membership is free and open to all IIE MSA students.

Junior Chambers International (JCI)

Neriska Titus

neri0001@student.monash.edu

JCI is a non-profit organisation of young active citizens, developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action to empower ourselves and those around us to create positive and sustainable change. We focus on one large event and smaller events throughout the semester. Membership is open to all IIE MSA students who are inspired to take initiative and solve local challenges.

Nation Societies

Congolese Society

Premice Kongolo

pkay0001@student.monash.edu

The Congolese Society is an academic club which aims to promote the Congolese art of rhetoric and the skills of logic and argumentation on a multi-cultural level, both nationally and internationally, through participation and organisation of events both at university and at any platform. Social and academic events are hosted throughout the year. MSACO is open to all IIE MSA students and a membership fee of R100 is charged.

Tanzanian Society

Adam Masawe

amas0005@student.monash.edu

Religious Societies

Every Nation Church

Joese Kapundu

jkap0002@student.monash.edu

Every Nation Campus ministries is an on-campus Christian church which exists to honour God by establishing Christ centred, spirit empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in Every Nation. Our vision is to see lives, communities and society transformed through discipleship in the word, presence and power of God.

Mighty Monashians

Simbayi Bvumbura

smbvu1@student.monash.edu

Mighty Monashians is a bible study that gathers on Thursdays from 18:00 – 20:00. We welcome all students to spend time with us as we go through God’s Word one verse at a time. Every week meals are provided for the students, free of charge and our hope is that more students would come to know Christ, which would have the added benefit of a more productive, relational, and involved student body on campus and in all areas of life.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Fortune Takaendesa

ftak8@student.monash.edu

Worship Nights

Robyn Sturgess

rstu10@student.monash.edu

The purpose of Worship Nights is to see students come together in the name of Jesus, to worship God and fellowship in a safe and welcoming environment. We meet once a week on Thursdays at 19:00. Anyone is welcome to become a member, simply join us on one of our worship nights.

Rhema on Campus

Molemo Mosoeu

rocmonash@gmail.com

Association for Muslim Students

Shaakirah Waggiet

swag0001@student.monash.edu

The AMS was established to diversify the IIE MSA campus and ensure that the institution is a well-rounded haven for all. The main objectives are to raise awareness about the true nature of Islam and correct unjustified portrayals by global media platforms. Membership is free and open to all students.

Jesus Christ to All Languages

Lumiere Lodi Mondo

lmon0010@student.monash.edu

JTL (Jesus Christ to All Languages) encourages people to grow in their faith and also in academic excellence which is the example of our Lord Jesus Christ. We achieve this by hosting cell meetings, services and free tutorials for students in academic difficulty. We are open to all students, no fees are required to become a member of the society.

First Love Church

Thembelihle Makhubela

tmak0010@student.monash.edu

The First Love Campus Church is an international student driven religious society situated on multiple campuses worldwide and is founded by evangelist Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. Our purpose is to restore students back to their first love for God and bring forth a generation of radical lovers of God who serve Him according to Matthew 6:33. The activities offered are weekly Sunday, cell-group/bible study and prayer meetings as well as occasional events such as, movie nights, braais and career expos. All students are welcome and no membership fee is charged.

MonChrist

Mweshi Mubanga

mwmub1@student.monash.edu

MonChrist is a religious organisation centred on helping people grow in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ. We welcome people from different backgrounds, together navigating the various challenges we face in life. We have meetings on Tuesdays and Fridays at 18:30, during our Tuesday meetings we run the Alpha Course.

Word Festival Society

Chibeza Goma

cgom7@student.monash.edu

The Word Festival society is a non-denominational Christian based society that is aimed at empowering students with a three-day conference experience that will give them the tools needed to be effective people in society and be an example in how to make the most out of life. All IIE MSA students are welcome to participate.

Special Interest Societies

IIE MSA South Africa Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance

Lethabo Dikgale

ldik0001@student.monash.edu

The IIE MSA GSA serves to provide and cultivate a community for on-campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + students and Allies. We meet every second week where we come together for a variety of events, from lip-sync battles to movie nights and discussion evenings. All IIE MSA students are welcome to join, we aim to create an open and accepting community where everyone can participate.

IIE MSA Rovers

JoElla Ithlhobogeng

jitl0001@student.monash.edu

Rovers are the young adult members of SCOUTS South Africa, part of an international movement. Anyone aged 18-30 years old can join Rovers.
The Rover programme combines adventure with training in leadership, teamwork and citizenship. Through developing new skills Rovering helps youth identify and focus on a meaningful career, whilst simultaneously rendering service to the Scouting Movement and their communities. We have various activities throughout the year which range from camping, hiking, and community service. There is a membership fee.

Technological Societies

IIE MSA IT Society

Daniel Habber

dhab4@student.monash.edu

The IIE MSA IT Society is our very own ‘geek club’. We host two LAN events per semester where members are encouraged to bring their computers and board games and either work or play for the weekend. We also host a weekly Dungeons and Dragons club gathering and other events like tech company hackathons and programming challenges. We may have ‘IT’ in the name, but our society is open to all students looking for like-minded peers!

How to Join a Club or Society?

There are many ways available to join a society on campus. During O-Week there will be an opportunity to engage with clubs and societies, as well as to sign up to become a member. Alternatively, there will be two sign-up days during the semester, hosted in Lekgotla Square, which will be advertised around campus. Finally, you are welcome to email any of the clubs at the listed contact email above, or to contact the Cultural Officer at the SRC offices or on email at cfra0003@student.monash.edu to put you in touch with the society of your choice.

How to Start a Club or Society?

We always welcome increased diversity and representation on the IIE MSA Campus. If you would like to start a club or society, please complete the following Google Form (make sure you are signed into your Student Email account): https://goo.gl/forms/ngEiV2fjjzT2Vmez2

Approval of new clubs and societies is at the full discretion of the SRC and Student Affairs. All documents must be accurately completed for your application to be considered. Once you have been contacted and informed of a successful application, you may begin operating on campus.