Call for proposals for the naming of buildings

18 April 2011

UCT is rolling out almost one billion Rands of capital expenditure (capex) projects over the next three years. The Naming of Buildings Committee (NOBC) is responsible for identifying appropriate names for buildings, open spaces, lecture halls and rooms, and makes recommendations for these to Council. The NOBC is calling for proposals from the UCT community for the naming of many buildings, including:

  • The new ICTS building (7 Main Rd, Mowbray)
  • The School of Economics Building (Middle Campus), on or adjacent to the site of an 18th century burial ground. (The site is to be memorialised.)
  • The new Student Administration Building (Middle Campus).
  • The Observatory Residence Complex. The 6000m2 block, between Main Road and Williams Street in Observatory, will be the largest residence, housing 887 students.
  • Exair, so named as it was a complex maintained by the SAAF and RAF Associations for ex-servicemen and their families who had served in the SAAF or RAF. This is to become a staff housing complex.
  • 2 Rhodes Ave, which houses the Purchasing and Procurement Department and the Research, Contracts and Intellectual Property Services Office.

For the full list and more information on the criteria for naming buildings as well as the categories the Naming of Buildings Committee will use, please refer to the UCT website where a register of building names is also available. Proposals should be sent to: The Naming of Buildings Committee, attention Marius Lund, Room 142, Bremner Building, Lover's Walk, Rondebosch. Or email Marius Lund. The closing date for proposals is at noon on 31 May 2011.

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