Communication & marketing

Media liaison

UCT’s Media Office communicates to internal and external audiences about university programmes, research and the activities of faculties and staff. Working closely with UCT’s executive management, the Media Office releases news and information through both traditional and social media.

Proactive media relations campaigns profile UCT in the local, regional, national, international, professional and specialist media.

Media Office functions include:

  • publicising events, successes and innovations
  • writing, targeting and issuing news releases
  • updating students on important notices, research developments and campus events
  • briefing journalists
  • responding to enquiries from journalists, media researchers and social media
  • promoting UCT staff as expert commentators on TV, radio and social media.

For media queries contact:

Elijah Moholola
Manager: Media Liaison and Social Media
Communication and Marketing Department
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 5674

Nombuso Shabalala
Head: Media Liaison
Communications and Marketing Department
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 4190

Media releases

The Media Office regularly issues media releases on the work of the university and events that affect the university.

See the latest media releases.

Sourcing photographs

The newsroom has an extensive archive of photographs which can be provided to the media and other university faculties and departments.

Contact: Chris Mitchell
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3868

Filming and Photographing on Campus

The Commercial Development Unit, in the Department of Finance, requires that people who are interested in taking photographs or filming on campus for commercial purposes seek permission from them first.

Tel: +27 (0)21 650 1585