Communication & marketing

Events and conferences

Event cateringThe events management unit manages all major UCT corporate events, especially those hosted in the names of the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor.

All conferences held at the university must be formally approved by Senate and sponsored by a UCT faculty, department or unit.

How to apply to hold a conference, seminar or workshop at UCT:

  • You may print the CMD01 form: application to host an academic event at UCT (link on right) or obtain forms for approval from the Head: Institutional Events.
  • The form may be completed electronically, signed by the head of department and returned to the Manager: Events and Public Relations.
  • The Manager: Events and Public Relations will request the necessary approval from Senate and you will be advised of the outcome.
  • The Manager: Events and Public Relations will then be able to assist you in an advisory capacity. For conference management assistance please see details below.

Contact us

Institutional Events
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3730

For all public relations, diplomatic and VIP events:

Colleen Jeftha, Public Relations and Protocol Officer
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 5160

Events at UCT

If you are planning a conference, symposium or workshop and need help with the organisation, you can contact the Conference Management Centre.

Deidre Raubenheimer
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6167
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 6263

You can also visit their website.

UCT Breakwater Lodge

Breakwater LodgeFrom its Portswood Ridge vantage point, UCT's Breakwater Lodge command a birds-eye view of the restored harbour and forms part of the Breakwater Campus of UCT's Graduate School of Business.


conference centreThe function venues are equipped with modern state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Venues can cater up to 220 delegates with wireless hotspots throughout the building. Secure parking is available.

Tel: +27 (0)21 406 1911 for more information on this facility.