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Senate votes in favour of removal of Rhodes statue - UCT

181 votes out of 185 votes cast backed proposal that memorial be completely taken off the grounds benefactor donated to university

UCT Senate in favour of moving Rhodes statue

27 March 2015

The University of Cape Town Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending to Council that the statue of Cecil Rhodes be moved when Council holds its special sitting on Wednesday, 8 April 2015.

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Further info on UCT Senate vote in favour of moving Rhodes statue

27 March 2015

The University of Cape Town Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending to Council that the statue of Cecil Rhodes be moved when Council holds its special sitting on Wednesday, 8 April 2015.

The proposal states that the Senate recommends that the Rhodes statue be removed from the campus permanently; that it be handed over to the government heritage authorities for safe custody; and that the statue should be boarded up with immediate effect until it is removed from the campus.

Votes in favour: 181; Votes against: 1; Abstentions: 3.

Information about the engagement process taking place at UCT with regards to the Rhodes statue is available here. Future engagements are scheduled as follows:

Special meeting of Convocation

Tuesday 7 April

Special Council Meeting

Wednesday 8 April

Statements issued by UCT Communication and Marketing Department, March 27 2015

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