Dear colleagues and students
The UCT vaccination site remains open on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00, in addition to being operational every weekday from 08:00 till 15:00. Read more on this and other updates below.
1. UCT vaccination site operating times
The UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre is open every weekday from 08:00 to 15:00. In a bid to make it easier for people to protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19, the site is also open on Saturdays, from 09:00 to 13:00.
The site is close to a range of transport hubs and can be found at the university's Forest Hill residence complex on the Main Road, Mowbray, with access via Broad Street.
2. Wolfson Memorial Lecture
The annual Wolfson Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Valerie Mizrahi, world renowned director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM). Her lecture is titled: ‘Planning ahead for research impact: reflections from a decade as director of the IDM at UCT’. It will be a hybrid event which will be live-streamed, with a physical event held at the Wolfson Pavilion for a limited number of guests in strict accordance with UCT’s COVID-19 protocols. It will take place on Monday, 22 November from 17:00 to 18:00.
3. Update on COVID-19 cases
As at 1 November 2021, the university has 666 reported cases of COVID-19 among non-health sciences staff members, with 639 recoveries. The number of students who have tested positive stands at 385, with 380 recoveries. The university has lost 27 staff members and three students to the virus.
4. NSFAS 2022 applications are open
Applications to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for 2022 are now open. Students can view their eligibility and apply via the NSFAS website. The closing date for applications is 7 January 2022.
5. Performance Management, Reward and Recognition survey
The university has brokered the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an independent, consolidated review of performance management and reward systems, processes and policies across UCT.
Participation in this review, through a survey and focus groups, will provide an opportunity for staff to share their insights on the current system and processes, as well as contribute to the recommendations for an improved performance management and reward and recognition solution going forward. All survey responses are anonymous at the individual level and staff are encouraged to participate and complete the survey as a first step. The survey is available in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa.
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