Annual phonathon and other updates

21 June 2019 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:

1. Annual phonathon to support UCT Food Programme

The Development and Alumni Department’s annual phonathon has been under way since Tuesday, 18 June 2019, and will continue until 13 July. The focus of this year’s phonathon is to raise funds for the UCT Food Programme. The phonathon is an opportunity for alumni to pledge financial support for their alma mater through a donation. During the phonathon period, UCT students and volunteers will be phoning alumni on weekdays between 17:30 and 20:30, and on Saturdays between 10:00 and 17:00.

To find out more about the programme or to make a direct contribution, please contact Cindy De Oliveira or complete the online form.

2. ICTS walk-in centre now open in Mowbray

In addition to the front-office walk-in centre on upper campus, Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) now operates another centre at ICTS-on-Main in Mowbray. Staff, students and third parties requiring ICT assistance can visit the centre at 7 Main Road, Mowbray.

3. ICTS scheduled maintenance on Sunday, 23 June

Please note that there will be a scheduled ICTS maintenance slot from 09:00 until 17:00 on Sunday, 23 June. Unless advised to the contrary, do not expect any ICT services to be available for the duration of the maintenance slot. Please remember to consult the scheduled ICTS maintenance slots for 2019 before planning any teaching, conferences, meetings, etc that require ICT services.

4. Senate proposal to boycott Israeli institutions

Members of the UCT community are reminded of the deadline of Friday, 21 June 2019 at 17:00 for submissions on a resolution that “UCT will not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as other Israeli academic institutions enabling gross human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories”.

On 15 March 2019, the UCT Senate adopted this resolution. At its meeting on 30 March 2019, UCT’s Council considered – but did not adopt – the Senate resolution. Senate met again on Friday, 10 May 2019, and agreed to a wider consultative process.

All UCT stakeholders are invited to submit their comments online:

Submissions should not exceed 500 words.

5. Safety on campus

With most examinations now over and the majority of students on vacation, the UCT campus and surrounding areas are much less busy. As always, students and staff are urged to remain vigilant when travelling alone or in groups. Should you require assistance on campus, please contact Campus Protection Services (CPS) on the 24-hour hotline: 021 650 2222/3 or 24-hour toll-free number: 080 650 2222. CPS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The South African Police Service can be contacted on 10111. In addition, the Mowbray Police Station can be contacted on 021 680 9580, the Rondebosch Police Station on 021 685 7345, the Cape Town Police Station on 021 467 8078 and the Sea Point Police Station on 021 430 3700.

6. Electrical shutdown and repairs

Please note that there will be an electrical shutdown on campus over the weekend to implement scheduled repairs to substations. This will take effect from 16:30 today, Friday, 21 June until 13:00 on Saturday, 22 June.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • John Day/Zoology Building
  • Computer Science
  • PD Hahn
  • Psychology
  • HW Pearson
  • RW James
  • Botany.

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