On Monday, 3 June 2019, the IRTC Steering Committee met to discuss feedback from the various constituencies with a view to making recommendations to Council.
Representatives on the steering committee had undertaken to engage with their respective constituencies before this date to solicit input. The next UCT Council meeting will be held on 22 June 2019. The IRTC urges members of the university to provide input on the report and provide recommendations to their respective representatives by 20 May 2019.
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The Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) Steering Committee was established as a result of a period of unprecedented tension at the University of Cape Town (UCT) at the end of 2016. The creation of the multi-stakeholder steering committee that will oversee the proposed IRTC was one of the resolutions made in the 6 November 2016 agreement, which effectively brought the waves of continuing protest at the university to a halt.
The agreement, which was signed between the UCT executive and protesting student groups, paved the way for the establishment of the IRTC, whose aims are to
The IRTC’s objective is to map an inclusive and fair course for the university as it tackles the legacy of the so-called Shackville protests and to focus on the issues that have caused division on our university campus.
Read IRTC documents:
Feedback and responses to the IRTC report: