IRTC engagements and other updates

08 August 2018 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

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

1. IRTC engagements with the UCT community

During next week the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) will engage with all faculties and professional, administrative support and service (PASS) departments, as well as student and leadership structures of the university.

The purpose of these engagements is to inform the campus community about the second phase of the work of the IRTC, which is to understand the call for transformation and the need for reconciliation in line with issues identified in the IRTC terms of reference:

“Invite all constituencies, and be able to request relevant individuals and structures including task teams, to make submissions on institutional culture and practices, including decolonisation and any that entail unjust discrimination, domination or violence including sexual violence” and

“Make recommendations on institutional culture, transformation, decolonisation, discrimination, identity, disability, labour relations and any other matters that the university community has raised over the years or may wish to raise.”

The IRTC will also use these engagements to deal with any other issues that might have arisen during the course of the proceedings to date. It will provide an opportunity for the IRTC to get a sense of how its work so far has been perceived.

The IRTC urges you to take this opportunity to hear more about its work as well as to inform the commission of your vision for the upcoming hearings.

Any enquiries should be submitted to Candice Amon ( on 074 505 4159.

2. TB Davie Memorial Lecture

The 2018 TB Davie Memorial Lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, 15 August, in the New Lecture Theatre, Upper Campus, from 18:00. The lecture will be presented by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, the Dean of Research at the University of Fort Hare, whose lecture is titled “Between Academic Inheritance and the Urgency of Definitions”.

3. VC Inaugural Lecture

The Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture, which will be presented by Professor Shahid Vawda, will take place on Wednesday, 8 August, in Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, from 17:30. The lecture is titled “The Provocation of Archie Mafeje”.

4. Certain network services to be interrupted this Sunday

The Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) network renewal project continues this weekend, with more planned work to occur on Sunday, 12 August. The work affects eduroam as well as all internet connections on campus. To minimise any inconvenience, please plan ahead.


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