UCT closed Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Released: 15:15, 10 October 2016
10 October 2016
10 October 2016
Dear colleagues and students
The Executive have made a decision to extend the suspension of classes and the closure of all UCT campuses to include Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
Engagements with key stakeholders took place over the weekend and are continuing. The meetings have been taking place with the Students’ Representative Council and particularly the SRC Candidates, who are leading the protest action on campus at present.
The planning around options and scenarios that will enable students to conclude the 2016 academic year successfully is ongoing.
Staff and their direct line managers are to agree on final working arrangements.
As per the VC Desk on Friday, 7 October, key and critical services need to be provided, eg services to students in residences (which remain open). These services continue by staff arrangement with their direct line managers.
Other examples of critical services to be provided include the Student Wellness Service, the Disability Service, the Refugee Rights Unit, services in the Masingene Building, student financial aid services, student treasury services, the Campus Protection Services and critical services in the Bremner building.
Private security company, Vetus Schola, remains withdrawn from the campus until further notice in the hope that this will enable us to have more positive engagements. They will not be deployed on campus on Tuesday, 11 October.
Please note that the Jammie Shuttle service will not be operating and the libraries will be closed on Tuesday, 11 October.
Executive Director: Communication and Marketing Department
Issued by UCT, 10 October 2016