UCT response to posting of swastika photos on Jameson Hall

20 March 2015 | Story by Newsroom

Please cite Gerda Kruger Executive Director: Communication & Marketing Department at UCT

The University of Cape Town urges all students and staff to respect one another and exercise care in their manner of expression. We condemn any action where people are intimidated and urge all to be sensitive to other people's views.

University management has taken note of the statement prepared by the SA Union of Jewish Students at UCT with regard to the use of posters of the swastika and Adolf Hitler's face by protesters.

UCT also takes note of the statement issued by Black Monday, which includes an apology for posting pictures of the swastika and Hitler on campus. Black Monday's statement explains the group's reason for using these images and contextualises the pictures and their use in the campaign to remove the Rhodes statue.

Media release issued by Pat Lucas, Manager: UCT Communications and Media Liaison Department. Email: pat.lucas@uct.ac.za

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