We, the 2024 SRC, aspire to create a legacy of student community, inclusion and participation – where students can experience positive engagements and meaningful growth.


We aim to support students through inclusive initiatives that foster positive interactions, meaningful growth, and personal accomplishments. We are dedicated to representing student interests and enhancing student-focused processes for a more inspiring and fulfilling academic experience.

“The SRC exists to serve the student body by promoting the interests and welfare of students, coordinating student activities both online and on campus, providing leadership which will direct students toward feeling a sense of belonging, representing students on joint faculty/student committees and planning various social events for online and campus students. The student body elects the council each year and the SRC works closely with the Student Development and Support department to assist with serving the student community. We are so excited to be your advocates and peers, and to create an engaging student culture with you!”


Omolemo Tlhapane: BA Psychology (Campus)

  • President

Hello, I’m Omolemo, the dedicated SRC President at Cornerstone Institute. Fueled by strength and an unwavering work ethic, I am passionately committed to advancing student success and strengthening the Cornerstone community. With a vision of progress and unity, I aim to work really hard to create an environment where every student can flourish. I am honored to serve in this role, leaving an indelible mark on Cornerstone and shaping a legacy of resilience for the benefit of the entire community.

Angela Altern: BA Psychology (Online)

  • Deputy President
  • Academic Affairs Officer

I am entering my final year of studies in my BA Psychology, something that only felt like a dream when I started two years ago. In the beginning, I felt skeptical about how I was going to make it all work. I was raising four children and had a developing professional career and commitments in my community. What I have learned is the art of thriving under pressure, and that you can achieve your goals while navigating the complexities of work and family life. I believe in encouraging other students, or potential students to say “yes”. By embracing what seems difficult at first you may find out your true potential and possibilities. At the end of this year, I will become the first female graduate on my mother’s side of the family. I believe this decision to study will change the course of generations to come after me and will leave a legacy. I feel incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to further my education.

Talitha Bouwer: BA Psychology (Online)

  • Secretary
  • Communications and Public Relations Officer

I thoroughly believe that every person has a bit of magic in them to make the world a more beautiful and harmonious place to live in, even when a person does not believe, it would be a privilege to partake in that journey, to unconsciously let their light shine as so many students have done for me the past year. It is my utmost honour to serve you, the students of Cornerstone Institute, by fulfilling my duties as a member of the 2023 SRC.

Lia Wells: BA Sociology & Community Development (Online)

  • Community Wellness Officer

I am deeply thankful for this opportunity to serve my peers. Through this service, I seek to address the question, “What constitutes a healthy community?” I aim to create an atmosphere of genuine inclusion, warmth, and social cohesiveness. To quote Prof. Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, “A university should become a home for everyone.”

Hope Mudau: BA Psychology (Online)

  • Treasure

My name is Hope Mudau, a 3rd year BA Psychology student at Cornerstone Institute. I am pleased and excited for the opportunity to represent the students and my role will be the treasurer of the SRC 2024 team. My pledge to the students of Cornerstone is that I will ensure transparent and sustainable methods are applied, take responsibility of overseeing the SRC’s financial resources. Ensuring that funds raised go towards supporting the SRC’s vision, mission, and goals which is to create a community within our institution.

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