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Friday, 10 January 2020
Resurfacing of M3 outbound to commence on Monday

The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will recommence with the resurfacing of the M3 outbound between the N2 highway and Newlands Avenue on Monday, 13 January 2020. Road users are advised to consider making use of alternative routes.

Read the full release.

Monday, 1 July 2019
Temporary closure of Steve Biko Building

The Steve Biko Building has been temporarily closed for renovations since 1 July 2019 and will remain closed until 31 March 2020. The reason for this project is to provide compliant and appropriate access to all services, specifically student health and disability services. The Cissy Gool Plaza Food Court and the UCT Bookshop will not be affected by the temporary closure and will operate as normal throughout the construction period. The UCT community is advised that there will be noise, dust, smells and fumes during this renovation period, which might affect the surrounding areas and buildings.

Departments have been relocated as follows:

  • all student bodies (SHAWCO, SRC, Varsity News, RAG, Ubunye) – Parking Lot 4 next to the rugby fields
  • Fundi – North Council Meeting Room, Sports Centre
  • Student Wellness Service – Ivan Toms Building
  • Department of Student Affairs (DSA) executive director and staff – 5 Stanley Road, Middle Campus
  • Student Development and staff – 9 Stanley Road, Middle Campus
  • DSA Treasury – Extramural Cash Office, Level 3, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus
  • Student Parliament – DSA Meeting Rooms, Level 3, Leslie Social Sciences Building, Upper Campus
  • Disability Service – Level 4, John Day Building, Upper Campus
  • The Writing Centre – Knowledge Commons, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Upper Campus.
Monday, 20 May 2019
Survivor Support

The Office for Inclusivity and Change (OIC) has announced that Survivor Support services and Respondent Management Services are moving temporarily from the Cottage to the Ivan Toms Building for the period of 1 June 2019 until 1 June 2020.

 Ivan Toms Building, 28 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray (next to the Student Wellness Service)

Visit the OIC website.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Changes to ICAS on-site booking system

UCT's Employee Wellness Programme with the Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS) has expanded into a bigger programme that now includes counselling, legal, financial and family care services. For any support or advice, please contact the toll free line that is available 24 hours a day. The options for counselling services are: telephonically, face to face at a counsellor’s office or on-site at work.

Please note: to access on-site counselling, all bookings need to be made via the toll-free line: 080 111 3945.

This is a confidential programme that is also available to the family members of UCT staff.

Monday, 2 April 2018
Report water leaks immediately

Notice a water leak at UCT?

Report it immediately by phoning the 24-hour Maintenance Helpdesk at 021 650 4321/2.

UCT Water Task Team


Thursday, 8 June 2017
Conference Management Centre (CMC)

The University of Cape Town Conference Management Centre (CMC) are expert conference and event planners, with over 40 years of collective experience and in-depth knowledge of UCT venues, campus accommodation and campus services. We know who to contact within each department and the department protocols to ensure your event is successful. Read more ...