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Campus Communication 10 June 2020: 

Dear Staff and Students


The briefing yesterday afternoon by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, gave CPUT Management more sectorial direction in implementing its state of readiness protocols for lockdown level 3. The Minister took the nation into his confidence on a number of issues including his engagements with NSFAS, laptop procurement progress and further measures to save the academic year. Below please find some salient points from the Minister’s address.


In the future, all persons entering university campuses will be screened using the HealthCheck app which will determine if you are low, medium or high risk for COVID-19. To access the HealthCheck tool via the USSD line (free of charge) users dial *134*832#, follow menu instructions, and answer a series of short questions. Alternatively, WhatsApp 0600110000 and type in the message Hi and follow the prompts.


The procurement process for a mass rollout of laptops is underway at departmental level.

Return to Campus

The Department has given a strict protocol for who the 33% allowed back onto campus will be, under lockdown level 3 guidelines. The institution has also been given some leeway to allow for exceptional cases in this regard. In line with current social distancing requirements, only students who have permission to return to campus will be allowed to do so and return to campus housing.

NSFAS Students

The Minister reiterated the point that NSFAS beneficiaries are still required to finish their degrees in the stipulated time. The Department is however liaising with NSFAS to ascertain whether there are valid cases for unfunded students to be reconsidered.

In conclusion, and in other campus-related news CPUT will be hosting two digital graduation ceremonies to be held on 25th June 2020.  The digital ceremony will be unique in that individual students will be recognised and graduates will be able to download the ceremony video, a personalised slide with photo, message and qualification and official graduation programme.

Please also note that 15 June 2020 remains an institutional holiday, with the 16th being a public holiday. 


Kind Regards

CPUT Management


DHET COVID-19 Statements

DHET Statement 9 June 2020

DHET Statement 23 May 2020


CPUT Contingency Plans

CPUT Student Contingency Plan No 2. - 30 May 2020

COVID-19 Residence Contingency Plan

Residence COVID-19 Protocols

Research, Innovation, Technology and Partnerships Business Continuity Plan

CPUT Student Contingency Plan - 8 May 2020

CPUT Staff Contingency Plan- 8 May 2020


General COVID-19 Resources:

Please click on the pdf links below.

COVID-19 Isolation Leaflet

General Advice Leaflet (English)

General Advice Leaflet(isiXhosa)

General Advice Leaflet(Afrikaans)


Higher Health COVID-19 Protocols and Guides

HIGHER HEALTH is a national government agency that seeks to assist the two million students that attend 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges in South Africa to improve their health and well being. They have compiled a a series of protocols for universities to adopt:

Higher Health Guidelines for PSET Facilities

Protocol on Screening, Testing and Linkage to Care

A guide to the Higher Health COVID-19 App

Student Volunteer Protocol

Protocol for Routine Cleaning


Useful External Covid 19 Weblinks:

Western Cape Government Covid-19 Dashboard

Discovery Health Covid-19 Website
National Institute for Communicable Diseases