Load shedding on Campus: UCT campuses will be affected this week, including Hiddingh campus and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Please check the City of Cape Town’s load shedding schedules. The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Brand Van Zyl Library and Hiddingh Hall Library are covered by generator backup.
Wi-Fi will unfortunately not be available in most UCT buildings during power outages. Although UCT IP landlines will not function during load-shedding, the Campus Protection Services (CPS) landline (021 650 2222/3) will still be operational.
UCT has over 100 lifts. Staff and students are cautioned not to use these lifts 10 minutes prior to scheduled load-shedding times. Some of the lifts have emergency dial-out systems that will allow communication with CPS, and you are advised to use this service if necessary. Alternatively, make use of your cellphone to contact CPS on 021 650 2222/3, assuming that reception is sufficient.