The university’s council adopted the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) report. The IRTC began its work in February last year following a negotiated agreement between UCT’s executive, the students’ representative council and other student organisations that took part in the protests that unfolded at UCT, including the #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and Shackville protests.
The commission was mandated to look into institutional culture and practices, including issues of decolonisation, transformation, unjust discrimination, and amnesty for students.
Former Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) president, respected academic and author, Mosibudi Mangena, chaired the commission of which anti-apartheid activist and former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob and human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka were members.
In the scathing 92-page report published earlier this year, the commission said it received 80 submissions, held amnesty and public hearings as well as examined many documents submitted by the university, students and other interested persons or entities.