DAC Statement on the assault of the Vice-Chancellor on 14 October 2016

15 Oct 2016 - 19:00

Statement on the assault of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town on 14 October 2016

We, the undersigned members of the Faculty of Health Sciences Deanery and Dean’s Advisory Committee note, with dismay, the events that occurred on the afternoon of Friday 14 October when the Vice-Chancellor and other members of the Executive met with a group of protesters outside the Bremner building.

We reject, without qualification, violence in all forms. We are outraged by the assault on the Vice-Chancellor. An assault on the person of the Vice-Chancellor is an attack on each of us and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

We reiterate our support of the Vice-Chancellor and his leadership team.

In addition, we reaffirm our unequivocal commitment to addressing the issues underlying the student protests in a peaceful and respectful manner, and in an environment that is conducive to open dialogue between differing views and perspectives.

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Signatories

Deanery and Dean’s Advisory Committee

Bongani Mayosi, Dean
Seyi Ladele Amosun, Interim Head: Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Steve Beningfield, Head: Department of Radiation Medicine
Malcolm Collins, Head: Department of Human Biology
Lynette Denny, Head: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Graham Fieggen, Head: Division of Neurosurgery
Denver Hendriks, Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies
Lorna J Martin, Head: Division of Forensic Medicine
Valerie Mizrahi, Director: Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine
Jennifer Moodley, Deputy Dean: Research
Reno Morar, Deputy Dean: Health Services
Gonda Perez, Deputy Dean: Undergraduate Education
Steve Reid, Head: Primary Health Care Directorate
Dan Stein, Head: Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Edward Sturrock, Head: Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Justiaan Swanevelder, Head: Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Carolyn Williamson, Head: Department of Pathology
Heather Zar, Head: Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Other members of the Faculty of Health Sciences: 223

Collet Dandara, Professor of Genetics and Chair: Transformation Committee, Carmen Louw, Lucretia Petersen, Ruby Bunjun, Kathleen Bateman, Leon Geffen, Lisa Roberts, Tinashe Mutsvangwa, Abdu Mohamed, Sylva Schwager, Chris Hikuam, Alison Tomlinson , Alp Numanoglu, Jane Harries, Qonita Said-Hartley , Claire Van Der Westhuizen, Elaine Pienaar, Andrew Argent, Carron Naidoo, Digby Warner, Tina-Marie Wessels, Adri Winckler, Melcom Smit, Daniel Doetz, Mary-Ann Davies , Theres Lorenzo, John Hewitson, Lawrence Tucker, Rodney Ehrlich, Anthony Figaji, Soraya Maart, Frank Brombacher, Joanna Evans, Riyaadh Roberts, Marc Blockman, Hassina Kajee, William Msemburi, Karen Barnes, Emile Chimusa Rugamika, Jonathan Peter, Jennifer Heunis, Jacquie Greenberg, Judith Mckenzie, Wentzel Dowling , Genevieve Gonsalves, Zuleiga Jaffer, Robert Cloete, Lesley Henley, Phumla Sinxadi, Jacqueline Ellis-Clarke, Karen Galt, Theresa Burgess , Robea Ballo, Sameera Patel, Chukwunonso Eze, Alan Davidson, Tracey Muller , Meagan Dudley, Anria Horn, Horacia Naidoo, Veronica Francis, Mohamed Jeebhay, Kevin Ernstzen, Bob Baigrie, Mike Lambert , Ana Popovic, Siyanda Sibiya, Susan Kidson, Tamara Stelma, Ntokozo Dambuza, Kerrin Begg, Justiaan Swanevelder, Hloniphile Mabuza, Bert Mohr, Katherine Antel , Oscar Noels, Carolien Zeelenberg, Peter Gordon, Graham Fieggen, Nicola Douglass, Brenda Klingenberg, Nomlindo Makubalo , Jeannine Heckmann, Dirk Lang, A/Prof, Mohamed Farouk Chughlay, Pauline Van Der Watt, Lance Michell, Crick Lund, Jane Vos, Marjanne Senekal, Kathryn Manning, Faikah Davids, Eugenio Panieri, Nicky Kramer, Simon Broadley, Sandie Thomson, Shana Wakefield, Carine Umulisa , Jurgen Geitner, Liesl Thomas- Naidoo, Thomas Franz, Laura Heathfield, Maritz Laubscher, Stella Botha, Marc Mendelson,Eliya Vukani Madikane, Jason Bosch, Nayna Manga, Laura Peddle, Emma Kalk, Brian Rayner, Nomonde Mbatani Mbatani, Di Hawarden, Naomi (Dinky) Levitt, Timothy Noakes, Patrick Commerford, Annibale Cois Cois, Mary Shelton, Lara Dugas, lee wallis, Karen Sliwa, Romy Parker , Marelize Swart, Jason Stoffberg, Neil Davies, Lesley Workman, Caleb Schultz, David Marais, Heidi Starr, Rannakoe Lehloenya, Thania Kahn, Rosie Mngqibisa, Rowan Duys, William Pick, Jonathan Blackburn, Linda Arendse, shuretta thomas, Brenda Morrow, Anita Kruger, Una Kyriacos, Bernadette Bredekamp, Maashia Felton, Jacinta Munro, Nuruneesa Lalkhen, sumayah Ariefdien, Noorunisa Vollenhoven, Heidi Paulse, Andile Makasi, Georgia Schafer, Jennifer Norman, Alicia Evans, Raj Ramesar, Gloudi Agenbag, Gem Patten, Salega Tape, Deon Daniels, Erika Morey, Richard Court, Charles Slater, Simone Honikman,Graham Bresick, Sandra Swart, Jackie Hoare, Peter Raubenheimer, Susan Lanrfear, Zelda Holtman, Katherine Sorsdahl, Marc Hendricks, Yumna Albertus, Jantina De Vries, Peter Beighton, Bert Mohr, Elsa Du Bruyn, Chad C, Alan Bryer, Fiona Schulte, Peter Hodkinson, Berenice Arendse, Nerisha Pillay, Nicola Maxwell, Katherine Murphy, Erica Smit, zandile makhanya, Stanford Flanagan, Ashley Robins Robins, Ursula Rohlwink, Colin Anthony, Silke Dyer, Hetta Gouse, James Irlam, Gillian Douglas, Trevor Terblanche, Mpho Mogotsi, Denise White, Rob Baum

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