Transformation at UCT Overview

Transformation frameworkThe transformation process at the University of Cape Town (UCT) involves all its staff and students in an endeavour to make the institution inclusive and reflective of South Africa’s demographic profile and to make it a place where everyone can work together with pride and a sense of belonging, to uphold our position as Africa’s top university.

The journey towards transformation begins by identifying the change and the culture we want at UCT and proceeds by committing each member of the UCT community to pursuing our desired culture and change – every day.

“While changing the social composition of power is important, we have to realise that it is not sufficient – we also need to transform the structures as well as ways of doing, knowing and being.”
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor

UCT’s focus on institutional culture change addresses six broad areas:

UCT’s Employment Equity (EE) plan aims to support UCT in achieving its transformation agenda. Find out more

The university has also established the Office for Inclusivity and Change (OIC) to provide institutional responses to transformation, sexual and gender-based violence, disability and cultural change.