Tuesday, 14 April

14 April 2020


The University of Cape Town (UCT) is very pleased to announce that Cell C and Telkom have both agreed to the university’s request to zero-rate access to certain UCT websites.

The university calls on the remaining two cellphone providers to support this call. This kind of support is essential to continue teaching and learning online during UCT’s second term.

This important development will enable UCT students to learn online at no cost via these UCT sites:

  • The UCT primary website
  • The library website
  • Open UCT
  • The Vula student platform
  • Lecture streaming
  • Web authentication (ADFS) (any URL that contains adfs.uct.ac.za).

UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said that the university is grateful to these service providers for their generous assistance. She added that it is urgent for young people in university to be able to continue their programmes online so that they can develop the skills they will need to contribute to South Africa’s development.

UCT is continuing to engage with other mobile network providers in the hope that a similar arrangement will be reached with them to benefit not only UCT but the higher education sector.

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