Law faculty allegations and other updates

05 July 2018 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

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

1. Law faculty allegations

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken note of the recent social media posts that make very serious allegations about the financial management of the UCT Faculty of Law. The allegations include claims of fraud and other impropriety, and claims that the alleged fraudulent behaviour caused the institution to force Professor Penelope Andrews to resign. UCT wants to make it absolutely clear that Professor Andrews was not forced to resign. UCT is distressed at the allegations levelled at both Professor Andrews and the faculty and reject these with contempt.

2. Professor Daya Reddy elected as president of the International Science Council

Professor Daya Reddy, who holds the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics at UCT, has been elected as the first president of the International Science Council (ISC). Forty international and over 140 national and regional bodies participated in this election process, which took place at the ISC general assembly in Paris, France. The ISC was formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Science.

3. Mid-year exam results

Mid-year exam results are expected to be loaded onto PeopleSoft by 12:00 on Friday, 6 July 2018. Please contact your relevant department should you not receive your results.

4. Welcome from the new Vice-Chancellor

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng addressed the university community for the first time as the Vice-Chancellor of UCT, having taken over the office on 1 July.

5. Disruption to eduroam and other services

The UCT network, which provides the university with WiFi, internet access and other IT services, is over 10 years old. To keep pace with current requirements, and to meet future needs, Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) is embarking on a network renewal project.The first planned work will take place on Saturday, 7 July, and Sunday, 8 July 2018, which will affect eduroam and other services.


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