Impact of the adjusted Level 4 COVID-19 regulations on the academic calendar

27 June 2021 | VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

Dear students and colleagues

The announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa has determined that we have now moved to the adjusted Lockdown Level 4, which restricts gatherings in particular.

This decision affects our academic calendar as follows:

All online exams will continue, but invigilated group exams will be deferred to another time which will be announced later.

All courses will be offered only online for the duration of the hard lockdown. All undergraduate and postgraduate classes, tutorials, and undergraduate laboratory practices on campus are suspended for the duration of the level 4 lockdown.

An exception is students on a clinical platform who should await further guidance.

Researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows (PDRFs), should adhere to established protocols and the curfew to continue with their work. This includes postgraduate research students and PDRFs.

Residences will remain open for students already in residences.

We recognise the stress that the uncertainty causes and remain committed to finding ways to continue with the academic project in ways that are aligned with the health safety requirements as required by the relevant legislation.

We will work over the next days on further details and permutations and we will communicate them to you as soon as possible.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

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