UCT and Heritage Western Cape's joint statement on the temporary removal of the Rhodes statue from upper campus
8 April 2015
Permit for temporary removal of Rhodes statue granted
The University of Cape Town and Heritage Western Cape hereby confirm that a permit has been granted to UCT for the temporary removal of the Rhodes statue from the campus. These steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the statue while matters concerning its future are resolved.
The permit for temporary removal grants UCT the right to legally remove the statue for storage at an alternative venue that has to be to the satisfaction of Heritage Western Cape. A heritage architect will oversee the temporary removal.
The permit for temporary removal is granted pending a main application within 90 days for the permanent removal. This will include a process of wider public participation.
Photo by Yusuf Omar.