Communication & marketing

Online communications

Online Communications (OC) provides support to the UCT community for web development.

Web policy

OC is responsible for the UCT Web Content Management Policy.

Please also consult the Domain Name and Web Hosting Policies.

The UCT corporate website

OC is responsible for:

  • programming and maintenance of the main UCT site (www.uct.ac.za)
  • administration of the site content managers
  • provision of HTML and content management system (CMS) manuals for the site content managers
  • updating (but not sourcing) content on those areas of the site which have no content managers assigned to them.

UCT-related websites

Before embarking on any web development please consult the web policies mentioned above. The ICTS website has more information on the official UCT web content management system (Drupal) as well as the Web Migration Project. This project is migrating all UCT websites into the official system. For more information on the project you may also contact Rethea Deetlefs.


OC consults and advises on:

  • website design
  • website navigation
  • web standards and policy.

OC responsibilities do not include:

  • support for databases not designed by OC
  • copywriting or copy-editing
  • sourcing or updating content for websites, including those sections of the main UCT website (www.uct.ac.za) which have content managers assigned to them
  • the Electronic Staff Directory
  • domain name registration
  • student sites
  • assistance with:
    • email queries and support
    • network log-in problems
    • online student administrative systems
    • hardware issues
    • software issues
    • web server access issues.

For assistance with the above contact the ICTS Helpdesk.