Update on UCT developments

06 November 2015 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues and students

This is to inform you that a group of mostly workers today marched to Bremner Building and demanded to meet with the University of Cape Town executive. They have disputed whether the NEHAWU Joint Shop Stewards Council has represented them adequately in the insourcing agreement. The executive is currently in discussions with the group in an attempt to find a way forward.

We can also confirm that there are some barricades up on Lower Campus and that there might be interruptions to some services, in particular the Jammie Shuttle. We advise those who rely on the Jammie Shuttle service to make alternative arrangements. The library has also been closed.

We will give feedback to the community over the weekend and attempt to keep you as updated as possible via the UCT website and social media.

We remain committed to holding examinations as planned.  In the event of the disruption of any examination, we will do everything reasonably possible to provide for an alternative examination within the examination period. UCT will pursue disciplinary action against any student or staff member who contributes to the disruption of exams. This could lead to expulsion. UCT will require outsourced companies to do the same with respect to those employees who disrupt exams.


Gerda Kruger
Executive Director
Communication & Marketing Department
University of Cape Town

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