Higher Education Committee to Review UCT Governance Investigation Findings

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science, and Innovation is set to convene with the University of Cape Town (UCT) for a critical briefing. This meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, will focus on the outcomes and recommendations of an Independent Panel that investigated governance matters at UCT. Additionally, the university will provide an update on the process of appointing a new Vice-Chancellor.

According to Parliament of South Africa, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, 8 November 2023, from 9:00 to 14:00 at the Bremner Building on UCT’s Lower Campus in Rondebosch. The session presents a significant opportunity for the committee to gain insights into the governance issues at one of the country’s leading universities and the steps being taken to address them.

Journalists and members of the media interested in observing the proceedings are invited to join virtually. They are required to forward their contact details to Mr. Mlindi Mpindi at mmpindi@parliament.gov.za to receive the necessary login information. It is important for journalists to use their official email addresses for verification purposes.

Furthermore, the public is encouraged to follow the meeting live. The proceedings will be broadcast on Parliament TV (DSTV Channel 408) and live-streamed on Parliament’s official YouTube channel, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Links to these platforms have been provided for easy access, and individuals are advised to subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel for instant notifications of live feeds.

This briefing marks a significant step in understanding and resolving the governance challenges at UCT, underlining the importance of transparency and accountability in higher education institutions.