Update on UCT developments
Released: 14h00, 28 October 2015

28 October 2015 | Story by Newsroom
Campus announcement
28 October 2015

Dear colleagues and students

There have been several key developments over the last days at the University of Cape Town. For your convenience we have listed the key decisions here.

  • The Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price issued a statement on 28 October 2015 saying that UCT's senior executive, with the support of Council, has agreed to the principle of insourcing at UCT. This decision assumes there will be a commitment that operations will be allowed to return to full capacity.

  • Charges have been withdrawn by the Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions against the 23 protesters arrested on 20 October 2015.

  • The investigation into the arrests of those in the vicinity of Parliament on 21 October is still to be finalised before a final decision is made on that matter.

  • As announced, the set of exams scheduled to be written from 27 October to 13 November 2015 has been postponed. This entire set of exams for 27 October to 13 November will be moved to a new date – as yet undetermined. Once the new date is set, students will be given notice in order to be able to prepare properly. A new exam schedule and will announced as soon as possible. If you have any questions please read the exam FAQs. If you're an international student, read the FAQs from the International Academic Programmes Office.

  • There will be a 0% increase in fees for academic tuition and housing for all students from the African continent at UCT in 2016.

Please watch the UCT homepage for further updates. This is the quickest way to the latest information. Yours sincerely

Gerda Kruger
Executive Director Communication and Marketing
University of Cape Town

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