29 July 2017
Dear colleagues and students
This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:
1. Acting DVC appointments
The UCT Council approved two acting deputy vice-chancellor appointments at a meeting held on 24 June. Professor Daya Reddy’s acting tenure as DVC: Teaching and Learning has been extended until 31 December 2017 (or sooner should a substantive appointment be concluded before that date). Similarly, Professor Hugh Corder will continue serving as DVC: Institutional Innovation until 31 December 2017 (or sooner should a substantive appointment be concluded before that date).
2. Twelve students served with notice to vacate residences
The Student Housing and Residence Life office has sent notices to vacate residences to 12 students who are academically ineligible to continue in 2017 and are therefore not registered for this academic year. The university has offered to assist these students with the necessary transport arrangements to return to their homes.
No student has been requested to vacate their residences as a result of non-payment of fees.
A further 13 students have made financial arrangements to pay their outstanding debt and have therefore received access to lectures and online facilities (through the grace period), but will only be registered once their fees are settled.
3. Smoking policy comes into effect
UCT aims to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment for students, staff and visitors to its campuses, and will be implementing a revised smoking policy to ensure this. The new smoking policy was announced in March, three months prior to its implementation, to give smokers time to adapt to its restrictions and to facilitate a smooth transition to the new university environment. The UCT Smoking Policy comes into effect on 30 June.
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