SONA road closures and other updates (student edition)

14 February 2020 | Campus Announcement

Dear students

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

1. SONA road closures

Parliament will host the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday, 13 February 2020. Several roads will be closed as a result, which will have an impact on the Jammie Shuttle buses that transport UCT students and staff to and from the university’s campuses.

Jammie Shuttle users can expect heavy delays (up to 45 minutes) on Thursday afternoon from 17:45 to 19:30. The Sandown and Claremont buses will be rerouted during this time to accommodate the road closures, and the Hiddingh campus buses will be delayed. Where possible, commuters are advised to take earlier buses.

2. Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition

Aspiring UCT student entrepreneurs are invited to enter the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2020 for a chance to win R100 000 and the national Studentpreneur of the Year 2020 title.

The competition is open to currently registered undergraduate and postgraduate students in good standing. It aims to identify the top student business brains across the country’s 26 public universities, showcase their businesses and attract investors.

It is funded through the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology’s University Capacity Development Programme and supported by Universities South Africa and its partners.

Entries close on Monday, 2 March 2020 and can be submitted through

3. First term underway

The first term of the UCT academic calendar got underway on Monday, 10 February 2020. The term will continue until 20 March, followed by a vacation period from 21-29 March. The UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has wished staff and students well for the academic year.


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