I hope you are all well and keeping up with the university work. I am writing to share important news with you. The University of Cape Town Council has decided that students who drop courses between now and Friday, 5 June 2020, will receive a 100% fee rebate.
This means that if you are thinking about dropping a course to ensure you have a manageable workload (after consultation with your course convenors) you can make that decision without having to take into account the financial constraints about that decision.
I wish each of you the best of luck in your work.
Stay well and take care of yourselves.
With warm regards,
Associate Professor Lis Lange
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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COVID-19 is a global pandemic that caused President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a national disaster in South Africa on 15 March 2020 and to implement a national lockdown from 26 March 2020.
UCT is taking the threat of infection in our university community extremely seriously, and this page will be updated regularly with the latest COVID-19 information. Please note that the information on this page is subject to change depending on current lockdown regulations.
In an email to the UCT community, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“COVID-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, is a rapidly changing epidemic. [...] Information [...] will be updated as and when new information becomes available.”
We are continuing to monitor the situation and we will be updating the UCT community regularly – as and when there are further updates. If you are concerned or need more information, students can contact the Student Wellness Service on 021 650 5620 or 021 650 1271 (after hours), while staff can contact 021 650 5685.