Faculty Noticeboard

Monday, 5 March 2018
Important Notice regarding S&T and Mileage Rates

Mileage rate

The mileage rate applicable to UCT travel (including field trips) has increased with effect from 1st March 2018.

New rates:

Motor vehicles have increased  from R3.55 to R3.61 per km

Motorcycles have increased from R2.49 to R2.53 per km

Please refer to the updated policy on the Finance website:


Please ensure that the latest version of forms FM030, FM033 or FM049 are downloaded from the website when claiming.

Please ensure that the correct rates are used for the period claimed

 Subsistence and Travel

The subsistence and travel rates applicable to UCT business trips have also increased with effect from 1st March 2018:

New rates:

Local - Incidental costs (only) have increased from R122 to R128.00

Local - Meals and incidental costs have increased from R397 to R416.00

Foreign - The amount per day is dependent on the country being visited.

Please refer to the updated SARS table for applicable rate for the country in which the staff member will be staying overnight.


NB: These rates are the MAXIMUM allowed without tax consequences. The actual rate claimed is at the fund holder's discretion.

Please refer to the updated policy on the Finance website:  


Please ensure that the latest version of form FM032 is downloaded from the website when claiming.

Please ensure that the correct rates are used for the period claimed

Thank you

Thursday, 1 March 2018
Web Room Booking system

Dear All,

Kindly find the WEB ROOM BOOKING SYSTEM  link below

All requests that you have sent to Warda dated March onwards can now be booked by you via this system: https://srvwinapp081.wf.uct.ac.za/WRB2018_MED/Book.aspx

(preferably use Internet Explorer)

Thank you for all of your cooperation and patience during this time.

Kind Regards

Operations Department

Monday, 24 April 2017
Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme: Counselling service for staff

Dear Colleague

The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department, offers support for its staff members through access to a toll-free telephonic counselling service. As an employee benefit, the University offers the employee and their immediate family (spouse and minor children) members access to a short term counselling service through either the onsite counsellor, or via ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Service), which is the outside service provider offering up to four sessions per household per year. 

UCT's toll-free number is:

0801 113 945 and employees can also send a USSD code *134*905# for ICAS to call them back

Please see the attached detail on how to access the service and how the service works.

Other support available through the Organisational Health section of HR at this time: 

  • a once off Emotional Impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS (external service provider) maximum 15 per group
  • a Group Trauma Debriefing, or Emotional Impact session that can be facilitated by Org Health – maximum 15 per group

For any queries in this regard you may contact blanche.claasen-hoskins@uct.ac.za (ext 5685) 


Ms Naeema Brey
Client Services Manager| HR Client Services
Room 2.01 | Barnard Fuller Building
Human Resources | University of Cape Town | www.hr.uct.ac.za
+27 21 406 6624

Monday, 17 October 2016
Support and resources for online teaching at UCT

Dear colleagues,

Given the challenging academic timetable for the remainder of 2016, a number of departments may be considering using blended learning (a mixture of online and face-to-face approaches) to complete the teaching programme.

CILT has created a support and resource guide for UCT lecturers for online teaching, which you can read here:


This may also be of interest to tutors and other staff involved in supporting the teaching and learning process.

CILT has also set up a daily hotseat next week for walk-in advice for educators with any questions about online learning approaches and tools (tutors are also welcome). The hotseat will be:

UCSLC Teaching Lab (Level 4, Steve Biko Building): 12pm - 2pm, Mon 17 - Fri 21 Oct.

These sessions will focus on teaching and learning strategies for online teaching (including assessment) and technical help for Vula, Adobe Connect, and recording lectures. We are also happy to arrange sessions on other UCT campuses on request (depending on demand and venue availability).

The Vula helpdesk can be reached at help@vula.uct.ac.za, or 021 650 5500.


Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator,
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)
University of Cape Town
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290

Friday, 29 April 2016
Campus safety message to all staff & students

Please take note of the following Campus safety precautions: 

  • All staff and students to wear shoes that are closed and have suitable tread on the soles to prevent slipping and falling.
  • All staff and students who do have a medical aid to carry their cards with them at all times in the case of an accident/emergency.
  • All staff/students making use of stairs to ensure they hold on to the handrails if available. If no handrail is present, to ascend/descend stairs carefully and walk close to a supporting wall.
  • No member of staff/student is to walk up or down an embankment as these areas are slippery when wet and could cause people to slip and fall resulting in injury.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,
Anita Kruger
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Health and Safety Manager
Dean’s Office
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road, Observatory
E-mail: anita.kruger@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 21 650 1086
Cell: 082 520 9070