Phakeng said all proposals will be considered by the NoBC.
“In addition to making recommendations to council about the naming or renaming of any building, space, room or lecture theatre on campus, the NoBC maintains a register of the names of buildings and spaces and is responsible for promoting awareness of the reasons behind the names.”
She said there were two more spaces that require renaming.
“The steps and plaza in front of Sarah Baartman Hall (currently Jameson Plaza). This part of our campus has been a gathering place for the university community for generations — from protests to graduation ceremonies, to social gatherings, festivals and meeting up with friends,” said Phakeng.
“The plinth on Madiba Circle (previously, the location of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes). This commanding location foregrounds Sarah Baartman Hall, the plaza and steps and the two residence buildings.”
She added: “The naming of places and spaces at UCT is an important process, which we do not take lightly.
“These names need to reflect the values of the many different groups that make up the UCT community. Renaming buildings and places allow us an opportunity to respond to both the past and the future of UCT and to reflect and honour our diversity and inclusivity.”