Submissions received regarding the covering of the MT Steyn statue
2018-04-13

A decision regarding the possible covering of the MT Steyn statue in front of the Main Building on the Bloemfontein Campus has not been taken yet.

The opportunity for stakeholders to submit oral and written submissions on whether they agree or disagree with the covering of the MT Steyn statue in front of the Main Building on the Bloemfontein Campus until the formal review process on the position of the statue has been concluded, ended on Wednesday 11 April 2018, with 71 written and three oral submissions received by the special task team.

The submissions will be included in a submission to the Free State Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (FSHRA) in order to obtain a permit for the possible covering of the statue. An independent analysis of the submissions is currently underway.

The special task team would like to thank those who submitted oral and written submissions. The university community will be updated on the outcome of the decision by the FDHRA regarding the possible covering of the statue, as well as the results of the independent analysis.

Related articles:
Call for submissions for covering of the MT Steyn statue: Deadline extended to 11 April 2018 (Published on 9 April 2018)

Released by:
Lacea Loader (Director: Communication and Brand Management)
Telephone: +27 51 401 2584 | +27 83 645 2454
Email: news@ufs.ac.za | loaderl@ufs.ac.za
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