Dear members of the UCT community
I am pleased to announce that the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) has been established and will convene for a briefing meeting on 2 February 2018.
The choice of commissioners received the full and unanimous support of the IRTC Steering Committee, which finalised its recommendation to Council on 8 December 2017. Council responded the following day with its full support for the candidature of those put forward.
The establishment of the IRTC signals a historic landmark for the university, one that emerged out of an inclusive, consensus-building process, albeit at times a protracted one. The success of the process was due in no small measure to the strenuous efforts of the multi-stakeholder IRTC Steering Committee.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the esteemed membership of the IRTC:
We are highly appreciative of all 18 nominees who agreed to put themselves forward for consideration, and we hope to be able to count on them all for their continued support in the future.
As reported previously, the IRTC Steering Committee has set provisional Terms of Reference, which will be refined and finalised by the IRTC. The provisional Terms of Reference stipulate that the IRTC will:
Please join me in wishing them every success in their endeavours.
Mr Sipho Pityana
Chair of the IRTC steering committee (and Chair of UCT Council)
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