UCT is in the process of applying for the permanent removal of the Rhodes statue (following its temporary removal on 9 April 2015). This process includes an assessment of the statue's history, context and heritage significance, consideration of alternative options, and a public consultation process. As part of the public consultation phase, comments should be directed to email@example.com.
UCT has decided to apply for, and is in the process of applying for, the permanent removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue from the campus. The application needs to be submitted to Heritage Western Cape within 90 days of 31 March 2015 (the date when Heritage Western Cape granted an emergency permit for the temporary removal and safekeeping of the statue).
UCT has appointed Ashley Lillie, an independent heritage practitioner, to make the application. Lillie will have responsibility for preparing a heritage statement for consideration by Heritage Western Cape. This will include the statutory assessment of the history, context and heritage significance of the statue, consideration of alternative options for the statue, and an assessment of the outcome of the public consultation process.
This public consultation phase of the application gives opportunity to any individual to register his or her interest or comment on the matter of the future of the statue. Comments should focus on the heritage significance of the statue and UCT's application.
In order to assist the heritage practitioner and to facilitate the receipt and collation of these comments, an independent consultant, Chand Environmental Consultants, has been appointed by Lillie. Anyone wishing to register as an interested party or to comment must do so in writing to this consultant at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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