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Campus Communication 15 May 2020: 

Dear Staff and Students

It is now seven weeks into the nation-wide lockdown and we hope this message finds you and your families well and safe. The length of the lockdown, and the fact that the coronavirus has not even reached its peak yet, is an indication of the severity of the situation. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation this week indicated that the country would slowly begin emerging from the economic shut down caused by the pandemic. And while the easing of some restrictions, like on e-commerce purchases, will make life easier for many, we also cannot be lulled into complacency about the COVID-19 fight.

We can win this battle together by:

  •          Being serious about social distancing and respecting the lockdown restrictions            
  •          Washing and sanitizing hands as often as we can
  •          Adopting good cough etiquette by coughing into your elbow and not your hand
  •          Wearing a cloth mask in public
  •          Disinfecting and cleaning our common use areas
  •          Symptom screening and isolating when required.

As the largest university in the worst COVID-19 affected province, we must double and triple our own efforts against the virus. We are now aware of at least two more suspected COVID-19 infections within the CPUT community and our Business Continuity Team, who are managing our response to the pandemic, are liaising with the affected parties and their family.

Many of you will also know of acquaintances and loved ones who may have tested positive and are now isolating. Ultimately, it will be the most vulnerable in society who bear the brunt of this pandemic and, as we stated before, we must offer our support and care to these individuals.

Please continue to do your bit to ensure South Africa can steadily reach level 3 and continue to look after yourself and your loved ones.

Kind Regards

Executive Management

DHET COVID-19 Statements

DHET Statement 23 May 2020

CPUT Contingency Plans

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