Monday, March 30, 2015

Further info on UCT Senate vote in favour of moving Rhodes statue

The University of Cape Town Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending to Council that the statue of Cecil Rhodes be moved when Council holds its special sitting on Wednesday, 8 April 2015.
The proposal states that the Senate recommends that the Rhodes statue be removed from the campus permanently; that it be handed over to the government heritage authorities for safe custody; and that the statue should be boarded up with immediate effect until it is removed from the campus.
Votes in favour: 181; Votes against: 1; Abstentions: 3.
Information about the engagement process taking place at UCT with regards to the Rhodes statue is available on Future engagements are scheduled as follows:
Special meeting of Convocation
Tuesday 7 April
Special Council Meeting
Wednesday 8 April

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