Dear staff, students and alumni
In April 2015 the Council of the University of Cape Town (UCT) established a task team to consult with the university community to solicit views on names of buildings and to report back to UCT’s Naming of Buildings Committee (NoBC).
In June 2016 this task team made its recommendation to the NoBC, which in turn recommended that Council change the name of the Jameson Memorial Hall on UCT’s upper campus. Council subsequently resolved in 2016 to approve this recommendation that the name of the hall be changed.
Since then, the NoBC proposed Sarah Bartmann Memorial Hall as the new name for what has for many years been the Jameson Memorial Hall, which was renamed Memorial Hall as an interim measure by Council in October 2017 pending the finalisation of a new name.
Members of the UCT community are invited to comment on the proposed name. Please submit your comments by 10 November 2017. The UCT Council will consider the NoBC proposal as well as all comments received.
It is hoped that Council will be in a position to decide the matter by the end of this year, with regards to the comments submitted.
Registrar and Secretary to Council
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