Societies at UCT

The University of Cape Town boasts more than 100 student societies and organisations representing a wide range of interests.

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Take a step back from studying and join one of UCT’s clubs or societies – there’s a list of them to choose from and you won’t be disappointed.

Because everyone needs a break from the books, why not consider joining one of UCT’s 140 academic, faith, special interest, politics, and national and cultural clubs and societies.

Here is a taste of what’s available in these categories:



AIESEC (the world’s largest student organisation)

Black Law Students’ Forum

Education Development Unit Student Organisation

Organisational Psychology Students’ Society


Anglican Students’ Society

Christian Medical Fellowship

Hindu Students’ Society

Muslim Youth Movement

South African Union of Jewish Students

Special interest

Ballroom and Latin Dancing Society

Birding UCT

Debating Union

Engineers Without Borders

Habitat for Humanity




ActionSA Student Chapter

Democratic Alliance Students’ Organisation

Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command

Palestine Solidarity Forum

South African Students’ Congress

United Nations’ Association of SA

National and cultural

Abantu Zambian Society

Congolese Society

East African Students’ Association

Ghana Society

UCT Asian Students’ Association

Check out the full list

Clubs and societies

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