IRTC engagements

13 August 2018 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

This is a reminder that during the course of this week, 13 to 17 August, 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.

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 also 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 (candice.amon@uct.ac.za) on 074 505 4159.

Watch the IRTC-produced video encouraging participation in the engagements:

 

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Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC)

 

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

  • consider all Shackville-related protests of 2016, including disciplinary procedures and interdicts
  • invite submissions from all constituencies on clemencies that were granted and decide whether clemency should be turned into amnesty
  • make recommendations on how the university should deal with pending cases and other such matters in the future
  • make recommendations on institutional culture, transformation, decolonisation, discrimination, identity, disability and any other matters that the university community has raised over the past 18 months, or may wish to raise in the future.

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.

IRTC Final Report



Statement of Council on the Report of the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) UCT Council has released a statement regarding the Report of the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC). 28 Jun 2019
IRTC Steering Committee meeting of Monday, 3 June 2019 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. 03 Jun 2019
Engagement with the IRTC report Chair of Council, Sipho M Pityana, writes to the campus community about the recommendations put forward in the IRTC report. 03 May 2019
IRTC Steering Committee meeting of Friday, 22 March 2019 On Friday, 22 March 2019, the IRTC Steering Committee met to discuss the recommendations made in the IRTC’s final report. 22 Mar 2019
IRTC final report released Chair of Council, Sipho M Pityana, writes to the campus community about the release of the IRTC’s final report. 20 Mar 2019
IRTC and IRTC Steering Committee meet for the release of the IRTC’s final report On Monday night, 18 March 2019, the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) met with the IRTC Steering Committee and released its final report. 18 Mar 2019

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