Communication & marketing

Events and conferences

The 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.


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

From 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.


The 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.