Report back on the meeting of the IRTC Steering Committee

01 September 2017 | Sipho Pityana

The Chair of the IRTC Steering Committee writes about the committee's meeting of 24 August 2017.

1 September 2017

Dear members of the UCT community

The Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) Steering Committee met on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Before the meeting, an online poll was held in which each constituency was asked to indicate their views on each of the 18 people who had been nominated and had agreed to make themselves available to be commissioners. The results of the poll were to form the basis of discussion at the steering committee meeting as to who to recommend to Council as the five commissioners.

Unfortunately, we found that four of the constituencies did not participate in the online poll. The steering committee felt uncomfortable going ahead without receiving their input and without addressing any difficulties that these constituencies might have had in participating in the poll. We have therefore agreed to hold a second poll, and to postpone the steering committee meeting until this has been done. We have also agreed that the secretariat will ascertain what prevented the participation of the four constituencies and assist as appropriate.

The new online poll will close on Wednesday, 6 September, and the steering committee will meet soon afterwards.

Kind Regards

Sipho M Pityana
Chair of the IRTC Steering Committee (and Chair of UCT Council)

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