Road and parking closures for marathon and Nominations for the TB Davie Memorial Lecture

11 March 2016 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues and students,

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Please note that Madiba East will be cordoned off from Tursday, 17 March, and a number of roads around the University of Cape Town Upper Campus will be closed from Thursday, 24 March to Tuesday, 29 March 2016 because of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon taking place on 26 March 2016.

During this period access to Upper Campus will be extremely difficult due to the road closures and the anticipated crowds attending this event over the Easter weekend.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Madiba East will be cordoned off from 09h00 on Thursday, 17 March 2016 (with traffic officials at hand to control traffic), and closed from Thursday, 24 March until Tuesday, 29 March 2016.
  • University Avenue Southbound will be closed from 09h00 on Thursday, 24 March 2016, to Friday, 25 March 2016, at 16h00.
  • P1, P2, P5 and P17 will be closed from 18h00 on Thursday, 24 March 2016, until Sunday, 27 March 2016.

The following parking areas will be closed for UCT, and available as prepaid parking only during the marathon on Saturday, 26 March 2016:

  • Upper Campus - P6, P7, P8, P15, P16, Tennis Court area and Madiba Circle – West will be used as prepaid parking.
  • Middle Campus - P1, Economics and All Africa House will be available as prepaid parking.
  • Please note that P11, P12 and P14 in Upper Campus will be reserved for UCT Parking Disk Holders for the duration of the road closures. We advise anyone who needs to come to Upper Campus during this period to adjust your parking plans accordingly.

See the map of road closures and designated parking areas

For enquiries on the Old Mutual Two Oceans road and parking area closures, email Keith Witbooi.

Nominations for TB Davie Memorial Lecture 2017

The Academic Freedom Committee invites UCT staff and students to submit nominations for the 2017 TB Davie Memorial Lecture. The TB Davie Memorial Lecture was established by UCT students to commemorate the work of Thomas Benjamin Davie, Vice-Chancellor from 1948 to 1955 and a defender of the principles of academic freedom. Previous speakers have included Noam Chomsky (1997), Kader Asmal (2002) and Max du Preez (2014).

The deadline for nominations is Friday, 29 April 2016. Nominations should not exceed three pages, and should include a brief curriculum vitae of the nominated speaker and a motivation for the nomination. The Academic Freedom Committee seeks to invite a South African speaker in 2017.

Nominations should be submitted by email to Denise Benjamin or posted to Room 141, Bremner Building, Lower Campus, UCT. Further details will be circulated in due course.

The 2016 TB Davie Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, 11 August 2016.


Kylie Hatton
Deputy Director: Communication & Marketing Department

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