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WITS Sexual Harassment Report

WITS Sexual Harassment Report

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An independent inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2013.
An independent inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2013.

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INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUALHARASSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND,JOHANNESBURG2013
Inquiry team:
 
External:
 
Internal:
 Joe Mothibi Bonita MeyersfeldVerushka Reddy Jameelah Omar
Date of formal commencement of inquiry:
1 February 2013
Date of completion of inquiry:
15 August 2013
Report date:
20 August 2013
FORMAL INQUIRY REPORT
 
 
2
Table of ContentsA.
 
IntroductionB.
 
Terms of ReferenceC.
 
The CommitteeD.
 
Background to the inquiryE.
 
Objective of the inquiryF.
 
MethodologyG.
 
Findings1.
 
LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT2.
 
TOO MANY DISPARATE ROLEPLAYERS3.
 
AD HOC AND UNPREDICTABLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROCESS4.
 
EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS5.
 
EXPERIENCE OF STAFF6.
 
UNIVERSITY’S “POLITICAL WILL”
 Annexure A: RECOMMENDATIONSAnnexure B: ORGANOGRAM
 
 
3
A.
 
Introduction
The Independent Inquiry into sexual harassment at the University of Witwatersrand herebysubmits its final report. The findings, recommendations and conclusions are contained inthis report.The members of the Inquiry have had absolute cooperation from all involved in thisprocess. The University Community as a whole has taken a unique and unprecedentedinvestigation. The inquiry has brought us into contact with deep sadness but we concludewith hope for effective change.We applaud the courage of the students and staff who told us their stories and contributeddirectly and indirectly to our recommendations.
B.
 
Terms of Reference
The terms of reference of the Inquiry require the Committee to establish:1)
 
Whether sexual harassment and quid pro quo relationships are common place atthe
University of Witwatersrand’s ("
University
");2)
 
Whether staff and students are aware of the policy and procedures on sexualharassment and whether they feel comfortable reporting sexual harassmentincidents; and3)
 
Whether the process of addressing incidents of sexual harassment at theUniversity (this includes the manner in which incidents of sexual harassment arereported and investigated) is fair, robust, effective and sensitive.
C.
 
The Committee
There are two parts to the Committee
of Inquiry (“
the Committee
”)
, an external team andan internal team. The external team is comprised of lawyers specializing in employmentlaw, from the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Joe Mothibi, Verushka Reddyand Amelia Berman. The internal team comprises of Bonita Meyersfeld and JameelahOmar, lawyers at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, which
forms part of the University’s
Law School.

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