The Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) is finalising its report and has extended the submission deadline to 30 September 2018.
The IRTC has issued a statement to urge the UCT community to take advantage of this final opportunity to participate in the process and to make submissions.
It is important to note that all evidence or information provided by any person to the IRTC in the course of its work will be confidential if so requested, and will be disclosed to other persons or entities only with the consent of the person who has given the information. Such a disclosure will only occur in an effort to achieve greater understanding, reconciliation and transformation.
The commissioners undertake not to disclose the evidence provided by any person to any law enforcement authority, including the police or the prosecution service.
Submissions can be made to Candice Amon (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 074 505 4159.
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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: