- The University of Cape Town has sparked a huge debate after hiring a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation
- The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation is a 72-year-old British man while the previous one was a black woman called Professor Loretta Feris
- Their replacement has caused a huge debate around why the institution would hire a white male in his 70s to take up the role
The University of Cape Town has built a reputation for making questionable decisions around racial issues. Once again they've found themselves being questioned after making the decision to hire a white male in his 70s to replace their Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation, Professor Loretta Ferris, an esteemed woman of colour.
The university recently revealed that 72-year-old Professor Martin Hall will be taking over the position after Professor Ferris made the decision to take an early sabbatical before her term as DVC ends.
In a statement, the university shared the news while at the same time thanking her for her work with the institution. They also praised the professor for a number of things she achieved while working as the DVC.
The Black Academic Caucus, however, did not take the university's decision to replace her with Professor Hall and made this very clear in a statement:
"The appointment] endorses patriarchy and celebrates whiteness at UCT. It is irrational and unjustifiable to replace (whether on a temporary or permanent basis) a black woman DVC with a retired white man," reports an IOL article.
Meanwhile, in other Briefly.co.za news, Emtee recently took to social media to air his views about the University of Cape Town. He bluntly said that the institution is racist. After being questioned on his stance, the muso defended himself by saying that his opinions were based on facts.
The opinionated rapper said that his opinions were not made thumb-sucked but rather based on factual knowledge. He said being a rapper allowed him to read and specialise in language and speech.
"There’s no great artist on this planet that’s clueless about their history or heritage."
Social media users had mixed reactions to his post and made it known in the comment section.
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