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will review the systems for the
management and support of senior
leaders, with a particular focus on
black leaders at the university, and
will seek to identify those factors that
will inform institutional interventions
to assist the university in the future.
ENROLMENT AND APPLICATIONS
Council approved enrolment targets
for 2018, which projected first-year
enrolments of 3 905 students for 2019.
Recognising the advantage of an earlier
closing date for study applications,
Council approved the shift in deadline
from 30 September to 31 July. An
RENAMING OF BUILDINGS
As part of the wider transformation
initiative, Council approved the
renaming of Memorial Hall to Sarah
Baartman Hall following extensive
consultation and deliberations,
including with representatives of
the Khoi community. Council also
resolved to rename the JP Duminy
Residence (the new name to be
decided by the Naming of Buildings
Committee) as well as approving
updates to existing signage to reflect
the correct Khoisan spelling of the
Hoerikwaggo building: Huri oaxa.
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Council confirmed its support for
important infrastructure projects
that will be part-funded by grants
from the Department of Higher
Education and Training. The grants,
and the building development
that they will support, are crucial
to UCT’s infrastructure expansion.
These developments include the
refurbishment and extension of the
Chris Hani Building, the Avenue
Road Student Residence, network
replacement and the upgrade to
digital preservation facilities, and
a project for water sustainability.
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