‘Going the extra mile takes you places’
The key to Nosipho Ntseke’s promotion from campus cleaner to secretary and administration assistant was doing a bit more than what her job description required.
14 Mar 2023
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UCT commemorates World Day for Health and Safety at Work
UCT hosted a safety showcase to commemorate World Day for Health and Safety at Work.
31 May 2022
UCT Shuttle service offers a one of a kind rider experience
The UCT Shuttle service offers hassle-free access to UCT premises and campuses for students and staff.
23 Mar 2022
Jammie Shuttle renamed UCT Shuttle
The Jammie Shuttle has been renamed the UCT Shuttle.
10 Mar 2022
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‘For me it wasn’t work; it was love’
Jonathan Fritz, a member of UCT’s garden maintenance department, will hang up his gloves and overalls when he retires at the end of December.
12 Nov 2021
UCT, Western Cape Government to launch Community of Hope Vaccination Centre
The UCT and Western Cape Government Community of Hope Vaccination Centre will boast 12 vaccination stations and five patient check in points.
27 Aug 2021
Temporary accommodation for 44 Fuller and Smuts students
Building processes have delayed the return of 44 Fuller Hall and Smuts Hall students to their residences, damaged by the recent mountain fire.
13 May 2021
Relief as displaced students return to residences
A palpable sense of relief permeated the air on Thursday, 22 April, as UCT students who had been evacuated during last week’s wildfire returned to their residences.
30 Apr 2021
Drones used to assess UCT fire damage
A leading drone operator has been contracted to inspect the fire damage and provide information that will help to determine the total cost of the loss.
28 Apr 2021
Fighting fires at UCT: Collaboration was key
Following the devastating fires on the mountains behind UCT and around Cape Town, government and UCT leadership met to assess the damage and plot a way forward.
20 Apr 2021
Bernard Soules: 25 years keeping crime at bay
Safety and security on UCT’s campuses is paramount to Bernard Soules, who celebrates 25 years of service at the university this year.
02 Dec 2020
35 years of electrifying success at UCT
Anton Johnson, from UCT’s Properties and Services department, has received a Long Service Award for his 35 years of dedication to the institution.
01 Dec 2020
‘UCT was my lucky break’
Gregory Ford celebrated his 35th UCT anniversary on 1 November and will receive a long-service award from the university later this month.
30 Nov 2020
‘Happy, sad, grateful’ – retiree Fouzia Thesen reflects
Fouzia Thesen is retiring from UCT after 20 years as part of the cleaning services team. She’s learnt much, and has seen her granddaughter graduate here.
11 Nov 2020
‘UCT taught me resilience’
Reflecting on three decades at UCT, Rosina Court said that she is grateful for the opportunities that arose from her time at the university.
19 Oct 2020
Mobile app for UCT’s Jammie Shuttle
Users of the Jammie Shuttle mobile app can now access the campus bus serviceʼs schedules and other information at a click of a button.
16 Oct 2020
From campus cleaning to library assistant
On 1 September Mellisa Thomas started as a library assistant at UCT Libraries – after almost a decade as a member of the campus cleaning team.
07 Sep 2020
First SA student residence to get Green Star rating
UCT’s new 500-bed Avenue Road Residence is the first SA student housing development awarded a Green Star rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.
31 Aug 2020
Creating a comfortable home workspace
Working from home can soon pall when your workspace isn’t conducive to productivity and healthy living. Tap into these health and safety routines and practical ergonomics.
07 Apr 2020
First in family to graduate
UCT Properties and Services staff member Fouzia Thesen’s granddaughter Leila Thesen is the family’s first university graduate.
17 Mar 2020
S-s-some things to know about snakes
Following awareness training workshops with UCT grounds and gardens staff, here are some intriguing facts about snakes that may help you in an emergency.
27 Feb 2020
New response vehicles strengthen patrols at UCT
UCT’s Campus Protection Services has added 10 new response vehicles to its fleet, strengthening its efforts to keep the university safe for all.
04 Feb 2020
CPS officers hailed for their commitment
Campus Protection Services officers were recently instrumental in the arrest of four suspects after a student was robbed of her cellphone on upper campus.
03 Feb 2020
We take the safety and security of students and staff very seriously. Check out the info on staying safe both on and off campus.
20 Jan 2020
Going up: 500-bed Avenue Road Residence
UCT’s new Avenue Road Residence will accommodate 500 students, part of a three-phase Mowbray precinct plan expected to yield 1 000 new beds for the university.
06 Jan 2020