UCT alumni say 'no' to xenophobia

29 May 2015

In light of the recent xenophobic attacks on refugees and economic migrants in South Africa, UCT's Development and Alumni Department (DAD) arranged for an anti-xenophobia banner to be signed by members of the university's alumni community.

Messages of support were etched onto the banner by students, alumni and staff, including Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price. The signing took place in the Baxter Theatre foyer on Africa Day, 25 May, before a free commemorative concert that DAD hosted in the theatre complex's Concert Hall. Frank Paco, Dizu Plaatjies and Amanda Tiffin (with their ensembles) performed at the concert.

The banner has since found a home in DAD's offices in the Old Admin Building.

Story by Yusuf Omar. Image by Je'nine May.

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