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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 074 505 4159.
Watch the IRTC-produced video encouraging participation in the engagements:
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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.
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Feedback and responses to the IRTC report: