SLG statement on current national situation and other updates

12 April 2017
Campus announcement
12 April 2017

Dear students and colleagues

This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:

1. SLG encourages all to commit to finding solutions to the current situation in South Africa

The Senior Leadership Group (SLG) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has released a statement to draw attention to and give their perspective on the national situation. They reiterated that although a diverse group with different opinions and politics, they are united in the view that the South African political system and economy are currently facing the most serious crisis since 1994 ? a crisis that will eventually result in the most devastating consequences for the poor.

The SLG believes that universities play a key role as a moral compass for society without being drawn into partisan conflicts over power. It is with this responsibility in mind that the SLG calls on all leaders in every sector in the country to respect and promote our constitutional values, to act in the best interests of all the people of this country, and to act against those leaders and officials embroiled in corruption so that the public?s respect for and trust in government institutions and democratic processes can be restored.

The SLG encourages individual staff and students who support this call to become involved in finding solutions to these great challenges facing our country, and to exercise their rights and responsibilities as active citizens to bring about positive change.

2. Resignation of Andr

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