Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) affects all corners of our society, including our university. UCT’s commitment to responding to SGBV starts with a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of sexual violence and/or sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offences policy
As a new member of the UCT community, you are expected to familiarise yourself with the university’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offences policy. If you would like someone to go through the policy with you, please contact Cheryl Vallay in the Office for Inclusivity & Change (OIC) on 021 650 2767.
UCT is fully committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence and/or sexual harassment. We encourage you to report incidents so that the relevant assistance can be provided. If you or any UCT student you know has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment or gender-based violence, please contact the OIC for assistance:
You can also use the OIC’s online portal or the UCT App to report incidents of sexual and gender-based violence. If you need assistance with reporting an incident using the online reporting tool, please contact the OIC on 021 650 2767.
The OIC offers survivors immediate comprehensive care and support. They will assist with lodging complaints and with laying a charge with the South African Police Service.
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If you or any student needs immediate medical assistance or advice following a rape and/or sexual assault:
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