25 April 2017
Dear students and colleagues
This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:
1. SRC elections
Students? Representative Council (SRC) elections began on 24 April and will close on Friday, 28 April, at 11:00. All registered undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to vote via online or paper ballot (only one vote per person). Online voting is available 24 hours a day during the voting period.
2. Congratulations to next week?s graduates
From Monday, 1 May, to Saturday, 6 May, UCT will celebrate the graduation of more than 4 300 graduands, including 28 doctoral graduands, in 14 ceremonies. Former registrar Mr Hugh Amoore will receive the President of Convocation Medal on the morning of Tuesday, 2 May. We will also honour the 2016 recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Awards.
3. TB Davie Memorial Lecture
The Academic Freedom Committee, chaired by Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo, will host Professor Mahmood Mamdani to speak at the TB Davie Memorial Lecture on 22 August. Mamdani is professor and executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and professor of anthropology, African studies and political science at Columbia University, New York. Further details will be available closer to the date.
4. Final report issued on the RAC process
The Readmission Appeals Committee (RAC) process has been completed in all faculties and the report has been submitted to the Senate Readmission Review Committee.
5. Call for responses to the draft UCT Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Diversity
The Sexual Diversity Committee was formed in 2014 to develop a draft policy that ensures the inclusion of, and protects the rights of, sexually diverse staff and students at UCT. All students and staff members are invited to comment on the policy by 24 May 2017.
6. Celebrate Africa Month
In May 2017 Africa Month at UCT will include a variety of events, including academic seminars, photo exhibitions, film screenings, cultural events, a plaza event and sporting and cultural activities organised by the SRC and various student societies. The programme follows the theme of Women@Work in Africa. The culmination of the programme will be the Big Debate, a colloquium featuring keynote speakers from the International Labour Organisation, Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising, as well as a former South African Constitutional Court judge and representatives from UCT and other higher education institutions.
7. Join ICTS at the Techfest in May
Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) invites you to view the latest gadgets, notebooks, servers, tablets and more at Techfest on 16 and 17 May in Molly Blackburn Hall, which will be featuring new and exciting technology, snack foods and some awesome prizes, including a laptop, Apple TV and more.
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