Executive appointments and other updates

30 November 2018 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

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

1. Executive appointments

The recruitment processes for four vacant senior leadership positions are under way.

  • The closing date for applications for the re-advertised position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation was 19 November 2018, and the shortlisting process will follow.
  • The approval process for the Dean of the Faculty of Science post is in progress, with the recommended candidate to be tabled at Council on 8 December 2018.
  • Presentations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law are scheduled for 4 December and interviews for 5 December 2018.
  • The post of Director of the Graduate School of Business has been advertised and will close on 20 December 2018.

The selection processes for the deans of the Centre for Higher Education Development and the faculties of Humanities and Health Sciences are yet to commence.

2. Food security programme for students

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation, Professor Loretta Feris, has thanked the UCT community for supporting the UCT Food Security programme, which ran from 29 October to 16 November 2018. She also thanked the suppliers and donors who were involved in the project.

The university will be working on a strategy for a more long-term, sustainable project to help those students who need food provided during the academic year. The intention is that such a project will develop into a programme that is a permanent part of the institution.

3. Launch of the Research Announcement

The Research Office will now be distributing the Research Announcement – a regular email communication that will take much the same format as UCT’s Campus Announcements. These will be delivered to all academic staff and postgraduates at UCT. These announcements will be stored on the Research Support Hub.

4. Demolition of houses on Matopo Road

In preparation for the building works of a new student residence, some existing houses on Matopo Road will be demolished. The demolition is scheduled to start on Friday, 30 November 2018. Occupiers of nearby UCT offices and residences have been notified about the demolition works, since this kind of work is accompanied by unpleasant noise levels and dust.


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