Media responses

2016

VC’s agreement upholds UCT core values
06 December 2016
Dianna Yach, member of Council and Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board at UCT, responds to Gwen Ngwenya’s call for a motion of no confidence in Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

Crowe’s derogatory rhetoric about UCT’s Price ignores the facts
06 December 2016
Dianna Yach, member of Council and Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board at UCT, responds to Emeritus Prof Tim Crowe’s ‘report card’ for Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

UCT responds to RMF wants credit for UCT's removal of art
13 April 2016
The University of Cape Town was not asked to respond to Mr Chumani Maxwele’s claim that he and the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement were singulary responsible for the review of artworks on campus (“RMF wants credit for UCT’s removal of art”, 13 April 2016).

Protest highlights two challenges in higher education, says UCT
08 March 2016
In what was a momentous year, 2015 saw two, not unrelated, waves of protest at the University of Cape Town and elsewhere in the country.

M&G article leaves out vital UCT information
04 March 2016
It is deeply disappointing that the writer of the Mail & Guardian article "UCT escalates transformation row" (4 March 2016) ignored the information the University of Cape Town provided to explain our efforts to appoint black academics to senior posts.

UCT LEP responds to the SABC article on labour law and job losses
28 January 2016
The University of Cape Town's Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group (LEP) responds to the article "SA labour laws led to massive job loss" published on 27 January 2016.

UCT response to Times Live's article on student debt
26 January 2016
The University of Cape Town responds to the article New scheme to enable indebted students at UCT to continue their studies.

UCT response to the Mail & Guardian's questions on alleged sexual harrassment
21 January 2016
The University of Cape Town's sexual harassment policy emphasises the university's commitment to providing an institutional environment where all may pursue their studies, careers, duties and activities free from sexual harassment. The university does not tolerate sexual harassment and views it as serious misconduct that results in disciplinary action.

UCT response to Natalie Malgas writing for EWN
15 January 2016
The University of Cape Town responds to the article WC top matriculants receive special honours from Helen Zille.

UCT response to Carlo Petersen writing for the Cape Times
13 January 2016
The University of Cape Town responds to the article Universities employ 'men in black'.

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