Hired a TV set for the quiet corner of the laboratory to catch the soccer world cup from 11 June to 11 July? UCT has put in place a set of workplace guidelines for staff over this period, designed to strike a balance between meeting the university's operational requirements and being part of a vibrant, once-in-a-lifetime event. Details are available via line managers or the HR website.
These guidelines are valid from 11 June to 11 July and should be read in conjunction with other staff policies and procedures.
Staff concerned that the park-and-ride facility will interfere with campus traffic and parking should note that only one of the eight games Cape Town will host will be played at lunchtime, 13h30, on 21 June. The remaining seven games are all scheduled for a 20h30 kick-off.
While only eight games will be hosted in the Mother City, the remaining 56 games will attract staff attention (10 games altogether will be played during office hours); it is intended that the viewing arrangements and related activities within the university will encourage staff to come to work over this period. Games can be viewed at the UCT Club at the Sports Centre, and at the Graça Machel residence where there will be a big screen and a pub.
Though the university will be officially closed for students during this period (except for the undergraduate winter term) postgraduates will continue with their usual regime.
Staff members who have been appointed by FIFA or Host City Volunteers will be given special leave with rights, out are required to provide proof of an official FIFA letter of appointment as a volunteer.
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